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Old 06-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Officially Done with Tannins

I'm fed up with the tannins in my water. For 10 months my water has been yucky brown. I've done a PWC and had it lighten up a bit, but it always comes bak. Im tired of it, and dont suggest active carbon. It clogged up my filter. I cou;d really use some advice.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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When I switched from a fluval filter to an AC, my tannins cleared in about a week.

I like tannins, so do your fish.

How could carbon clog your filter? Did you put it in there loose?
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well i added some to the filter. the browness didnt dim so much. I added some more every month, and not much happened. per the instructions of the box, i should add every month. while sleeping once, i awaken to an awfully loud buzzing sound, finding an overflowing filter box and crusted filter. whats an AC?
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well i added some to the filter.
What exactly did you add to the filter? I have no idea what you're referring to.

AC = Aqua Clear
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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Did you boil all your DW?


Activated Carbon might be getting used up to quickly. You can try instead Purigen, which can be recharged once used up.
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Boiling your DW works and sor does the use of purigen instead of carbon.
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Ive heard u boil it. ut i have java moss growing on it, so...
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I left mine soaking for a month and a half and never had any problems. Granted I had to wait all that time but just changed the water every few days to start with and reduced amount as time went on. Soon came round and water in my tank hasn't suffered.
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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.
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