I am new here and thanks for having me. I have been playing with freshwater aquariums all my life, but have just recently started getting serious about it.
My new aquarium is a 15g column aquarium. My goal is to decorate it with driftwood, live plants, and a "dark" collection of fish. It has a florescent hood light and LED
light for night use.
I found the perfect driftwood in terms of shape and size, but it is turning the water brown from tannins. I would like it to be clear, and I currently have the wood soaking (doesn't seem to be out of tannins anytime soon).
My question regards Purigen and Chemi Pure Elite. Would these work well enough to help the dark water, and what effect would they have on live plants. Should I use Purigen and Chemi Pure together?
Also, how would I arrange them in my filter? It is an aqueon 30 power filter (the one that hangs on the tank). I have no idea where to place them and if I need anything else in the filter (I've read about filter floss but have no idea if I would need it in this situation or how to use it).
If you have time to answer in detail, I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to reading your advice.