01-30-2010, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by stephanieleah
Well like I said my 10 gallon, "coffee-water" (good analogy Angel) has plants that are doing much better than in the clear water tank, but many other factors at play there.
So, bottom line, the tannins themselves don't benefit the plants other than creating a more acidic environment closer to what the plants prefer in their natural environment.
I think there was confusion on the purpose of the question. I had read on another forum that plants will "use" the tannins in the water, but it seems that this is not so.
I'd like to see that other post for my own interest; you can forward it to my personal email that you have Stephanie. Thx, B.