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Old 09-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #81
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That's cool, I've always had problems w/driftwood. It doesn't matter how long it sits in water it doesn't ever sink. I love the look of it though.
This will be my first time doing it ive heard to boil then soak for a few days and then if it doesnt sink right away to tie to something to way it down
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:15 AM   #82
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Hey Zach! Driftwood needs to be boiled for at least four hours to help release the tannin in it. Then soak it for another day changing the water freq, until the water runs clear. Some will still seep out of it after it's in your tank. It will sink a soon as it is water logged.
Driftwood from the beach might be attractive and look ready to pop in an aquarium just as it is. However, the wood may carry a range of pathogens and parasites that make fish very ill. Further, driftwood tends to absorb salt, which is not helpful in a freshwater tank. The tannins in driftwood can raise the acidity of an aquarium as they leach into the water. Because many species of fish need a very specific pH, it is helpful to soak out most of the tannins before putting the driftwood in the tank.
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Oh and I guess I'm not going to be able to raise Angels. One more was floating at the top when I got home. Down to three now.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:19 AM   #84
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Oh and I guess I'm not going to be able to raise Angels. One more was floating at the top when I got home. Down to three now.
Im sorry to hear that, did it have any markings on it was it the new one
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #85
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Hey Zach! Driftwood needs to be boiled for at least four hours to help release the tannin in it. Then soak it for another day changing the water freq, until the water runs clear. Some will still seep out of it after it's in your tank. It will sink a soon as it is water logged.
Driftwood from the beach might be attractive and look ready to pop in an aquarium just as it is. However, the wood may carry a range of pathogens and parasites that make fish very ill. Further, driftwood tends to absorb salt, which is not helpful in a freshwater tank. The tannins in driftwood can raise the acidity of an aquarium as they leach into the water. Because many species of fish need a very specific pH, it is helpful to soak out most of the tannins before putting the driftwood in the tank.
Thank you for the advice im boiling right now and im guna soak for a few days changing water constantly incase of salt and ill keep and eye on the ph
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It was one of the new ones. Sigh!
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It was one of the new ones. Sigh!
Im sorry to hear that maybe its something from the store, the website i posted earlier gave a list of different diseases check it out see if any matches
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Hey zach im gonna send you a pm= Private Message
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Hey zach im gonna send you a pm
Sent one back
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I just wish I knew what the delio with the Angels is. ALL other fish are healthy looking and haven't had any problems. I do have the temp up to 85.5 Degrees but that should be okay. It is on the higher side, but still okay. I have heard a lot of people keeping their tanks around 82-84, IDK.
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