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Water turning a yellowish color- Driftwood?
Old 02-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
 
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Water turning a yellowish color- Driftwood?

I've heard driftwood can make your water turn a yellowish color. Reguardless, I got some driftwood, boiled it (I was told it cleans it) then rinsed it off and put it in my tank. It sank, and now, after about a week, my water is turning a yellowish color. I don't mind because I read that it doesn't hurt my fish. Ive been doing little water changes to help, but it always get back to the yellowish color in about a few days. Eventually, will it stop turning yellow?
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
 
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Sounds like the driftwood is leaking tannins. It is harmless and some fish are at home in tannin stained water... gives the tank a cool look to, especially with brightly colored fish like neon tetras. It only happened after the driftwood was added correct? If so, then it will go away eventually. :)
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
 
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Yes, it happened after the driftwood was added.
Okay, thank you (:
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
 
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Sounds like the driftwood is leaking tannins. It is harmless and some fish are at home in tannin stained water... gives the tank a cool look to, especially with brightly colored fish like neon tetras. It only happened after the driftwood was added correct? If so, then it will go away eventually. :)
Agree.
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