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Black Water Expert/Extract experiences

Anyone here have experience using black water expert/extract as an additive to their tanks? The manufacturers claim that the minerals in these additives support the health and breeding of tropical fishes? Thanks in advance.

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most people like to keep their tank crystal clear...
seriously though, i dont think that you'll want to add this to your tank unless you are trying to breed wild blackwater fish.....

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I too think it is more a product for fish than plants. You can always add a peat bag to your filter for the same effect.

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I bought the trio of proplant, growth accelerator and blackwater expert......used it once and then threw it out because i literally couldnt see much in my tank it was so dark WITH all the lights on.........

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I use a a small amount when I dose fertilizers. It has a few traces in it.

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I was thinking of using it more for the fish than for the plants. I already have peat in my canister filter, but I don't think that the colors of the inhabitants (boraras maculata) are coming out quite as nicely as it could be. So I was thinking that the bw expert may be a solution. Thanks all for the input.

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