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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Cristal Water

I have my discus tank with some mangrove log and since the beginning the water became yellow even though I treat the logs. I use the Chemi Pure Elite waiting to get a good result and clarify a little my water but it didnīt result, what can I do to get a clearer and good water without affecting my Discus Fish?
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From my experience with drift wood it can take a long time to soak all the tannins out. I have some drift wood that I harvested myself from a local pond and I soaked it for a month doing regular water changes, scrubbed it with a toothbrush, and boiled it a few times, and it still made my water cloudy. It all just depends on the type of wood, and its age, on how long it will take. I have read that tannins in the water will not negatively effect fish, but I may be wrong. I finally was able to add my driftwood to my tank but I believe it took about four or five months to process it. Although I have some driftwood that I have bought from a LFS and it never needed to be soaked and didn't leech any visable tannins.
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Thanks so much! For your help!
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Additionally, you should stay away from clarifier products. They actually can stress your livestock.

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