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question regarding the boiling of driftwood

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Anonymous, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:05 pm
    Indeed they do along with the German Blue Rams and the Cardinal Tetras!
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:12 pm
    I can't do the "blackwater" thing. Unless my water is crystal clear I feel like it's dirty and unhealthy.
     
  3. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:13 pm
    Clear water to me as I have stated before looks unhealthy and unnatural. But again to each their own!
     
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:13 pm
    yep :)
     
  5. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:29 pm
    See...with tannins added, the water is still crystal clear..just tinted. So you wouldn't have to worry about a "dirty" look to it. Dirty water is dull or "fuzzy" looking. ;o)

    Go for broke...live on the wild side...get some tannins in there Anthony! You can do it!
     
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:40 pm
    That's exactly why I have 2 bags of Purigen in my canister filter. :)
     
  7. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:47 pm
    Agreed! No floating particles! It looks like tea!

    Actually, you really dont notice the tint that much, especially with a black background. Some days you can tell and others it looks clear.
     
  8. Guidoman888

    Guidoman888 New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:48 pm
    At first I thought your tank was super clear :eek:
     
  9. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:49 pm
    Mine, no! I dont do clear tanks! :)

    Well, 3 of them are.... my show tank is not and it will NEVER be! :)

    I make sure of that by adding peat to the filter, plus that mound of driftwood!
     
  10. Guidoman888

    Guidoman888 New Member

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    Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:50 pm
    I like it as it is. Original :)
     
  11. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:04 am
    well driftwood sinked and is ibn place. and the water isnt tinted either. i think it had something to do with me boiling for like um.. 12 hours. i add pictures too.
     
  12. James0816

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:23 am
    It won't be instant, but over time it will slowly leach until all the tannins are gone. You never know...you might actually get to liking the color once it appears in your tank...unlike some <cough> anthony <cough> ;o)
     
  13. Leslie

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:44 am
    ok. i dont know nothing about driftwood. except that its pretty.
     
  14. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:50 am
    Boiling it as long as you did helped release many tannins (the brown tint) so it should not tint the water too much BUT you are placing it into a small tank.

    If you dont like the brown a little extra carbon in the filter will get rid of the coloring!
     
  15. Leslie

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:54 am
    if it starts getting a tint i dont care. as long as it doesnt hurt the fish then im fine.
     
  16. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:56 am
    Nope.... wont hurt them at all.... usually the fish like it :)
     
  17. Leslie

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:57 am
    well if they enjoy it then they can have it. lol
     
  18. Guidoman888

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:01 pm
    Everything for the fishies,,
    Exept algea I want to see my fishies :)
     
  19. James0816

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:10 pm
    There's always something about a school of cardinals swimming through tea tinted water. Haven't quite figured it out yet.
     
  20. Guidoman888

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:12 pm
    Not just the cardinals All tetras are great I love my neons going to the front of the tank every time they see me, And not just when mooching for food :)