03-07-2009, 01:38 PM
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What do you plan on putting in the tank? The blackwater that you're seeing from the driftwood is caused by tannins in the wood. It's actually pretty close to the color of water you'd see in tropical rivers like the Amazon. Good for soft water fish like tetras, Discus
, etc. I think it looks nice, but that's just my opinion. If you want to get rid of it, do water changes and/or run activated carbon in your filter to remove the coloration. This color also has a water softening/pH-lowering effect in your tank, though, so it may be wise to leave it as-is.