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post #10 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by aluka View Post
oh no, i actually like the slightly brown, but most ppl tell me to leech it all out =< i assumed it was bad or something, lol
not bad at all! if you're doing a south american type set up with tetras, angels, discus, severums, rams, etc... you'll be in great shape. i never try to get my tannins out because it gives a natural look and chemistry to your water. you can actually buy a product called Kent Blackwater Extract that you can add to your tank. it's just a way to keep those tannins in there. in fact, if you're patient, your carbon may pull out any discoloration that you have. it's totally your call, but i wouldn't sweat about it. =]

-29 gallon South American
--15 gallon black neon habitat
---I like fish. They don't talk back, bark or pee on the floor.
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