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Drift wood Tannins
I just got a nice piece of drift wood from the fish store, and it's putting a lot of tannins in my water. I read that it is good for Neon Tetra and Catfish, but can cause ph to drop to low levels. Is a weekly water change of about 15 to 20 percent enough to keep it at safe levels? I dont mind the color, I just don't want to lose any fish. I have neon tetras, cory cats, hillstream loach, and mini mexican crayfish and will be getting red cherry shrimp very soon. Thanks for any info.
Tannins from Oak leaves, Katapa (IAL) or driftwood will lower your pH a little. Peat moss will lower it more. Neither is critical. Check it out for yourself.
Ok sounds good, just wanted to double check.
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