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Old 08-06-2014, 10:06 PM   #21
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The local aquarium store said it was already treated (whatever that means) and all I had to do was to rinse it with water and put it in.


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Boil the wood to get all the tannins out could take a bit and do a water change your filter should take care of the rest


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Ok. How long should I boil it? Should I also boil the one I've had for about 6 weeks? Thank you so much. I've looked online but didn't think it was an ammonia problem.


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Old 08-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #24
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I hope my fish are going to be ok. Poor babies ate just swimming around looking at me.


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No it's not ammonia if you think so do a test. It's tannins releasing from the wood. Boil it until the water gets dark dump the water fill with fresh and repeat until boiling it no longer changes the water yellow.


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Old 08-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #28
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I still feel like it has a yellowish tint but looks better than it it yesterday. Excuse the plant that I need to fix. I haven't put the wood back in because I'm STILL boiling it. I'm kind of scared to put it back in.


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To me it looks slightly yellow but the filter will pull the nasty out. After the wood is done boiling it should be fine to put back in. Boiling is going to pull all the nasty out.


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Old 08-07-2014, 09:33 PM   #30
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Thank you. It's looking better slowly but surely. I put the wood in my old tank (without any fish) to see how it looks. Thanks again!!


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