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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Tannins and a new piece of wood?

I've been boiling my piece of wood to no end till all the tannis are removed. But what i'm wondering is i know some will still leak into the tank and will puriegn take the rest of the tannis out of the water?

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I have heard that charcoal also works. I put up with the slightly brown water and it got better with water changes. I also did the boil and change water several times.
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Purigen is probably the best bet, but as Crystalview mentioned, activated carbon will work too. Certain types of wood will leach for a long time, mopani for instance, while others may not leach much at all after boiling. You'll be boiling until the end of time if you're looking for it to start boiling clear though, heh.

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I have a 180 with 3 HUGE pieces of DW. Couldnt boil them as they were just too friggin huge.

Dropped them in my tank, placed 250ml of purigen in a bag in my 2217 and never saw any staining of the water.

Sure carbon works, but slowly. Buy purigen. Not only does it do the job faster, it can be reused, over and over.

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I already have purigen in myn filter so thanks for the info

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Running it through the dishwasher a few times with no chemicals is supposed to do a great job, too... if that's an option for ya?





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