Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southern California
how long does manzanita leech tannins?
I have about 20 branches of manzanita branches all around 2 feet long. It's been soaking outside for 3 weeks, and still leeching tannins like crazy. :s The water turns a dark tea color every 4 days still.
They've all already sunk though-- they sunk by the third day I began soaking, which was cool. But the leeching is taking so long, and my patience is running out (as is my summer break...).
How long do you estimate the leeching will last for these size branches?
I can't have carbon in the aquarium to soak up the tannins, because I have a ton of plants LOL.