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Old 02-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Tannins on driftwood

Will tannins from mopani driftwood harm fish in any way!?
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Tannins will not harm fish at all. Tannin stained water just looks bad. If you want to avoid the tannins all together, you could boil the driftwood in a large pot for a while.
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You can throw a purigen (seachem) pack in your filter...It will soak up tannins.
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Brilliant thanks for feedback. I did boil them but obviously not for long enough or thoroughly enough! It doesn't look too bad but does have a darker than normal tint to the water. I will look into getting the pad for my filter anyway.
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Yeah, purigen is a lifesaver, the tannins will be gone overnight.
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