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mopani wood

  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    A few days ago I purchased some Mopani driftwood from Petco and I've had it soaking in warm water since, changing out the water every 3 - 5 hours. The driftwood is STILL leeching out crazy amounts of tannins, to the point where it would be very noticeable in my aquarium. Any way that I can...
  2. Aquascaping
    I have some lovely driftwood in my year old heavily planted tank. All the neon tetras, shrimp, dwarf crayfish and snails are very happy and procreating. I've seen more and more of these white "things" on my driftwood. Once in awhile they are on the inside of the tank walls and I scrape them...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I bought a medium piece of Zoomed mopani from my local petco. I filled a bucket with boiling water and dropped the mopani in. Next morning when I took out the wood I noticed beads of what appears to be sap!:icon_eek: Theyre sticky just like sap. I know pine sap in an aquarium is unsafe but this...
  4. Tank Journals
    Redid my 20 gallon high today; replaced blue gravel with a 50/50 mix of black Floramax and original Fluorite. I'm really happy with the mix of grain sizes. I took out the plaster decorations and put in mopani wood, and added one new plant. Kept all the other plants/livestock (Nana/lava found a...
  5. Tank Journals
    Back in July I posted this thread asking for some advice about how I should approach resetting this tank, which led to some very helpful discussion. I started the process of aquascaping the tank this weekend and I wanted to share my current progress and get some feedback. I am using a...
  6. Tank Journals
    Hello all, I'm new to the forum. This is my first dirted and planted tank project. I'm moving from a 29g non-dirt to this new 75g. Advice, comments, criticism is all welcome because I'm learning as I go. Here's the progression: I finished my DIY stand and got the tank on it about 2 weeks ago...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Having a tannin problem from a mopani wood something terrible desp. frequent water changes. The cloudiness really bothers my red claw crab. So, do water clarifiers such as Seachem Clarity Water Clarifier or Tetra water clarifier get rid of the tannins? Have used Tetra once yesterday and...
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