04-26-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rhymon78
Are you getting leaching from the wood?
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I boiled them all twice on the stove. They'll leech tannins forever, all wood does, but the boiling got the worst of it out and I can not see it unaided. The cloudy look is from the inevitable bacterial bloom all new tanks get.
Originally Posted by TwinDad
I like the plants. What kinds did you get and where did you get them from?
That stand looks good. And the person who asked about "tint" meant wood stain. Did you stain the wood?
I got the plants from Live Aquaria. There are lots of different varieties:
I didn't know that's what some areas call staining wood
Yes, it is Oak stained with a Red Mahogany.
Originally Posted by Chesherca
This is going to be phenomenal when all is said and done. . . I'm jealous, and can't wait to see how it all looks in the end! Good luck - and keep posting updates!