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Old 02-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Quickest way to clear water up?

I just added a new piece of driftwood from our local fish store and now my water has a brownish ting to it! all water perimeters are fine just looks dingy it's clear but has a brown color
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I just added a new piece of driftwood from our local fish store and now my water has a brownish ting to it! all water perimeters are fine just looks dingy it's clear but has a brown color
Sitting it submerged in a tub of water for a few weeks usually does the trick. Boiling works also but depending on how big it is it maybe hard to fit in a pot.
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Hi use some activated carbon for a few days that should help
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Hi use some activated carbon for a few days that should help
That will work but if the wood is still leaching tannins into the water it may not clear quickly. I just used a big piece in my 110 that was sitting in a tub for about 2 months before I put it in. The water was a nasty tea color while the wood was in it. I removed it, pressure washed it and then dropped it in the tank. No problem with brown water currently.
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Add Seachem Purigen to your filter. I had the same problem even after soaking the driftwood prices for 2 weeks. Added a 100ml bag of Purigen to the hob and it was clear after 1 day. It's not chemical and can be bleached to renew it so it'll last the life time of your tank.
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My piece is huge it's around 30 inches long and 20 tall leg size girth I think I will try power washing it and a huge water change
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My piece is huge it's around 30 inches long and 20 tall leg size girth I think I will try power washing it and a huge water change
Soak it for a long time. If you have a spare tank fill it and throw it In there. Do a couple water change to the spare tank letting it sit and you should be fine in a month or so.
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I took a sponge and wiped mine down. And boiled it
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