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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Orange water, drift wood problem?

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So I was told that drift wood will make your tank orange if you don't soak it some where else first..I was also told it was harmless to fish so I hope so!
I did soak my drift wood for a while in its own container, changed the water every day until there was practically no orange. Well I've been watching my tank water slowly get more and more orange! And i was hoping water changes would improve it but it seems to have just gotten worse!

I was getting ready to change the water and take out the drift wood but I wanted to first ask here to see if someone could help me!


Here's some pictures. I also kept the drift wood in that container for several weeks, like 4-6 weeks



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It's just the tannins leaching out of the wood still.

Do you know what kind of wood it is? I had Mopani driftwood in my 10 gallon and it took seriously about 2-3 months of regular water changes before the water became clear.

Just give it time, and partial water changes. You'll be a-okay!



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It's just the tannins leaching out of the wood still.

Do you know what kind of wood it is? I had Mopani driftwood in my 10 gallon and it took seriously about 2-3 months of regular water changes before the water became clear.

Just give it time, and partial water changes. You'll be a-okay!
So I don't have to worry about harming my girls?

And yes I believe its Mopani Driftwood so yeah! I'm so excited -___- lol oh well as long as it doesn't hurt my girls :)

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Nah, your girls will be just fine!

And since it is Mopani, be ready to go through what I did. Mopani wood is very tannin heavy and will leach out tannins for a long time.

You have nothing to fear but water changes!



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Nah, your girls will be just fine!

And since it is Mopani, be ready to go through what I did. Mopani wood is very tannin heavy and will leach out tannins for a long time.

You have nothing to fear but water changes!
Oh poop -__- well at least I know now thank you!! And i'm glad I don't need to worry too much :)

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Boiling driftwood also helps minimize the tannins

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Boiling driftwood also helps minimize the tannins
+1 I boiled my driftwood for 12 hours, it still leaches tannins but not enough where it will turn the water orange/Brown
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Boiling driftwood also helps minimize the tannins
The pieces are huge so I don't know if I have a big enough pot for that and my mom doesn't want me using any of hers lol

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+1 I boiled my driftwood for 12 hours, it still leaches tannins but not enough where it will turn the water orange/Brown
I'll try to see if I can fit some of it in my pot then I'll try lol

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You can also get a 5 gallon bucket and add boiled water to it then keep ching the water once
It turns dark brown. Takes a while though.Was that piece waterlogged when you bought it
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