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Old 01-19-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Daily water changes due to mopani driftwood

I currently have 2 small Mopani driftwood pieces in a 29 gallon, the tank is much cloudier than my 10g (6 platies 1 anubias live plant 2 pwc weekly 30%). My real question is it okay if I cant 25% of the water in my 29gallon roughly 6 gallons per day to try and reduce the amount of tannis that you can see in the tank, its pretty cloudy and unattractive, what do you guys think??
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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Did you soak or boil the mopani before you put it in your tank? Just asking as I have a large piece of mopani soaking as we speak and I'll be changing the water daily till it stays clear.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:05 AM   #3
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soaked it.

Ya I soaked it for 2+ weeks and also boiled it when I first got it for 2-3 hours... I honestly thought by now it would be done leeching the tannis but unfortunately not yet but I want to it 2 be presentable my finace doesn't like it much clouded which is fine by me but was wonder what my strategy should be, I have an amazon variety I think trying to form on one of the pieces but easly removed, I thknk I also have 3 pieces of malyasian driftwood, I purchased all from drforstersandsmith.com and thoroughly impressed. Also thanks a ton for the speedy response just joined this site!!!!
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No problem at all. I'm wondering if your tank is doing a mini cycle what are your tank parameters for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? I have Malaysian and mopani and mine never clouded or turned color.
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I had the same issue with mine in my 55 and I found myself doing daily 50% PWC for 2 weeks and then I bought PURIGEN to put in my filter and CARBON...whalahhhhhaaaa I wish I had did that at first and it would have saved me so much time and water...crystal clear and has been for 3 weeks now....here is the link ...good luck
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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+1 for the Purigen! It has worked for each of my tanks with the tannins.
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