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post #11 of 16 Old 07-20-2012, 12:43 PM
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thanks that gives me some ideas

I just got some med sized drift wood i boiled it two times and is sitting in water to see if clouds it up if it does should i just boil it two more times or more?
If this is Malaysian Driftwood, twice should be sufficient. There may be some tannin leeching out for a few weeks, but it won't be much and it is not harmful to fish or plants.

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If this is Malaysian Driftwood, twice should be sufficient. There may be some tannin leeching out for a few weeks, but it won't be much and it is not harmful to fish or plants.

[Nice tank, Geo.]

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I dont know what type of drift wood it is as i just brought it and I didnt see what type of wood it is. As of this morning it has been sitting is fresh water for 24 and it look clear so far should I wait longer before I put it in my tank?

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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I dont know what type of drift wood it is as i just brought it and I didnt see what type of wood it is. As of this morning it has been sitting is fresh water for 24 and it look clear so far should I wait longer before I put it in my tank?
I wouldn't. As i said, tannins will leech out for months, but chances are you will not even notice them.

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I agree, in that picture I posted that wood is still leaching tannins, but the only way you really notice is if you put the water up to a white background.
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post #15 of 16 Old 07-20-2012, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys you have all been really helpful. So what would be some fast growing plants that grow across the bottom and some that grow up to the top of the tank?

and one more thing where should Anubias be planted in the foreground or background sides?

This is my first tank ever

20 Gallon Tank cycling right now but fish that I want in there are as follows

10-idk yet on the top water fish you have any idea as to what would be best PM me

1-Rainbow Krib(maybe 2 if room)

3-Cory Catfish
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Thanks guys you have all been really helpful. So what would be some fast growing plants that grow across the bottom and some that grow up to the top of the tank?

and one more thing where should Anubias be planted in the foreground or background sides?
Anubias does best in shade, so it is ideal for rear corners and such. It attaches to rock or wood. Check the profile. And browse the other plants there for some ideas. Profilesw are under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. You will see the plant sectinos.

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