Tannins
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Substrate


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
amajoh
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 71
Default

Tannins


This is my first time dealing with a dirted tank. I put the dirt down almost 2 weeks ago with a sand cap, and the water is still the "tea" color from the tannins in the dirt. I'm using the biowheel filter that came with the tank, along with a sponge filter, and doing 50% water changes almost daily, and it doesn't seem to be doing much to help the color. Is there anything else I can do? How long does it normally take for the tannins to disappear? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Forgot to say that I'm using the MGOPM along with a sand cap, if that makes any difference.
amajoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-18-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
discuspaul
Planted Tank Guru
 
discuspaul's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,242
Default

Get a bag of Seachem Purigen for your filter. It should clear up the tannins in just a few days.
discuspaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
NWA-Planted
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,398
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by discuspaul View Post
Get a bag of Seachem Purigen for your filter. It should clear up the tannins in just a few days.
+1

Carbon will help to, and keep changing that water

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012