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Tannin in water
My daughter has just bought a 200 L tank and has added 2 pieces of driftwood. She has the correct size filter. Tha water colour is very brown and I presume it's the tannin leaching out of the wood. I have emptied the tank once and soaked the wood for a week hoping this would fix the problem but it's back the same as it was if not worse. Obviously we haven't put any fish in yet. Has anyone any ideas on how to get rid of the tannin out of the water other than not having any wood in there?
Re: Tannin in water
Originally Posted by mary lance
I recently added a piece of driftwood to my tank and found that I had to soak in a bucket for two weeks beforehand, changing the water in the bucket on a daily basis.
I would recommend that you take it out of the tank and do that for a while.
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Hi Mary i normally soak my driftwood in chlorine based bleach for a week, then in clear water that i change daily for 3 days, it usually does the trick. Tannin is not bad for fish specially south american cichlids, the water just looks brownish...
Oceane cichlid and cats mostly
I have a piece of driftwood, also. I only soaked it in a bucket of water for a few days, then put it into the tank. It's been in there about 5 weeks and the water is still somewhat tea coloured, although it was much worse looking before my last water change. In time it will quit giving off the colour.
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