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Black water planted tank question
Old 09-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
 
Black water planted tank question

Question for you: I have tried two kinds of black water media in an attempt to create a stained water look in my planted 20 gallon long tank. I tried Fluval peat granules and also Tetra black water extract. I have no chemical filtration, yet my water remains crystal clear. What gives?

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Old 09-28-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
 
I don't know the answer for certain, but do you have activated charcoal in your filter? Also, I used Tetra Blackwater Extract a long time ago and I remember having to use a lot of it per dose, per instructions on the bottlle.

Some people put a few dead tree leaves on top of the substrate. Oak leaves have tannins.


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