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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-13-2006, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yellow water syndrome.

My water looked yellowish, not green but slightly yellowish. that prevents it to look cystal clear. That plus 6500k light make water look fairly yellowish.

Any solutions?
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Do you have driftwood in there? Some natural driftwood has strong tannins in it. Remove the wood and use charcoal for a few weeks.

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Aside from the driftwoods, peat, blackwater extract, dead leaves, etc...poor tank maintenance is another thing to consider. Water becomes yellowish when there is a lot of poo accummulating and the tank not maintained properly.

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Even certain algae on the glass and/or deposits makes your aquarium look yellow.

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Yeah, its probably tannins from the wood. My 90g gets a slight yellowish tinge to it sometimes, but its not from neglect. I do at least 1 water change/week, but it has several pieces of wood in there...

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I was going to suggest it was the driftwood. The african and the malaysian wood I got from the LFS always turns my water different colors

The one wood that I found didn't color my water was the cedar stump I put in my big tank. The only problem with this stump is that it still floats if not weighed down. .

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I HIGHLY recommend Seachem Purigen! I just bought it last night to combat the tannins in both my 10 gallon and 4 gallon and the results even after 4 hours are unbelievable!!

Each bag treats up to 100 gallons, so it acts faster the smaller the tank. It is amazing stuff I must say! Try it out. It is also rechargeable, so it is a one time investment.

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I've never heard of this Purigen. I'll have to give it a try if I have driftwood colouration problems again.

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