Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Fort Myers, Floriduh
A buddy of mine recently got several pieces of 'driftwood' from a local big-box pet store. He added two large pieces to a tank I helped him set up, and the next day when I went to his house his tank water looked like tea. Before anyone points out the obvious, I know he should have soaked it to make sure the tanins did not leach into the water, and I hope he does now as well. He pulled the driftwood in question out of the tank and now has it soaking, but I am not sure exactly how to get the water in his tank to be clear again. If anyone can suggest a tip or trick that would make me look smart by fixing his problem, I would certainly appreciate it.
PS- After looking at the tags from the driftwood, it looks like he got a piece that was intended to be for a reptile habitat and not for aquatic use. Should he just not use it, or will it be OK in his tank and safe for future inhabitants?
I even have duckweed in my water bong!