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Old 06-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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I have two pieces of mopani wood how long should I boil them to leave zero tannins?
Anything else other than boiling?
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #12
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My last piece I put in the dish washer without soap. No harm to the dish washer. I then soaked it for 2 days changing the water in the morning and before bed. No tannins leaked in the tank
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #13
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Nice but I don't think the dishwasher works but is boiling the better option due to the high temps?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Tannins come out faster with heat and also salt seems to be effective. For me at least. I've still got some tannin, but it gives my water a pretty yellow. Looks really vibrant and natural . Carbon appears to be useless with tannin. If you've got an extra tub soak it some more and change water frequently. I wouldn't do any salt or heat with moss on it though.
So you are saying i should add some salt to my aquarium and that will get the tannins out? Never heard of that. BUt hey, ill try anything.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #15
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No. I'd do it in a tub separate.
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Move the Driftwood into the tub and salt it? Will it harm my moss?
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #17
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Yes, salt can dissolve/melt plants.
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So i have a real pickle here... I loathe to clone the moss. It took me forever to get it to take root. I need come advice here guys. How can i make the moss safe? If push comes to shove ill find someway to get those tannins off melting my moss, but id prefer to not. it was a gift from a friends aqaurium. Could i possibly clone the moss? I dont know much about that unfortunately. Anyone have any expirience in this?
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I have had great success with purigen. My tannins disappeared within a couple of days and the water looks crystal clear.
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True, but im interested in this salting method. I repeat my previous post.
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