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Old 11-03-2013, 03:35 AM   #1
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Hey all,
I'm new to the site, I've had my tropical fish for two years now and for the past few months the water has like a yellow almost tea color to it, I've been told that it's tannin in the water which has more than likely came out of my smallish piece of driftwood,
Was just wondering if anyone new a way to get the tank back to being clear? I know it'll take a while but was just after some tips and info if I could,
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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Try putting Purigen in your filter? Also, how often do you do water changes & how much do you change?
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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We do a regular water change every week and it's always a 50% water change,
Would I just get that stuff from a pet shop?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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Put carbon in your filter to take out the discoloration from the driftwood
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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I'm goin to get some tomorrow, hopefully it helps, all though we done a big water change last night and the water is looking clearer, but it'll probably be back tea coloured in a few days?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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I'm goin to get some tomorrow, hopefully it helps, all though we done a big water change last night and the water is looking clearer, but it'll probably be back tea coloured in a few days?
Umm I'm not sure. All I can tell you is carbon is what is used to remove the tannis coloration from driftwood and such. Never actually had experience with it myself.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #7
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Ahk then, I'll get some carbon regardless cause having tea coloured water just looks horrible, I like to be able to see my fishies clearly lol
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Yes haha. Then after that is all gone you can add purigen ( which is what the other guy was talking about ) if you so choose. Purigen just helps keep your water crystal clear! But is not needed.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #9
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That's something I didn't know about, I've asked about this on other fish sites and none have been this helpful, I'm still learning about all things fish, I'm slowly getting the hang of it
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That's something I didn't know about, I've asked about this on other fish sites and none have been this helpful, I'm still learning about all things fish, I'm slowly getting the hang of it
I was there once too! Feel free to personal message me if you ever need something else answered. I'll try to help if I can
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