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post #1 of 3 Old 02-08-2019, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Smelly Water From Driftwood...

I set up a mini tank exclusively for shrimp & snails with several pieces of store bought mangrove driftwood.

The driftwood have previously been boiled for several hours prior to being used in the tank.

A partial water change tonight & the water reeks of that decaying wood, mangrove/swamp smell.

Is this a concern to the livelihood of the shrimp?
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-08-2019, 02:09 PM
I'm going through something similar. I don't think it's harmful (decay could alter water chemistry however). I'm going to switch mine out for fake as it's feeding a huge colony of blue-green algae. Let me know what you end up finding out. I'm sure someone's figured it out.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-08-2019, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
Yeah I'm thinking of fully switching the mangrove driftwood for more of an inland variety of wood that's available in fish shops.

Until I can do that, I'll do partial daily water changes.

I forgot how expensive this hobby can get!
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