Originally Posted by pyro fiend
nope no need to start over the tannis is fine. some fish like it and it wont harm your plants from what i understand its a good thing yet a ugly thing lol.
you can also boil the wood to get rid of it. for my wood i had to boil it quite a few times,my first boil looked ike i made a big pot of brown gravy lol, till its nice and clear. if you dont like the yellow your tank will get rid of it as im sure the filter pads are new. the activated carbon will draw it out in due time.
Ok that's good to hear! I did a little bit of a water change (partly because some of the leaves from my plants had fallen off). And I've now moved my drift wood to a little container and I filled it up with super hot water and I'm just letting it sit there and I'm changing the water every day until it starts not being so brown! But that's great to hear that it doesn't harm fish!
It is a really huge piece (bigger than I thought!) and I don't have anything big enough to boil it :/ so hopefully this will work out well!
And yeah it's been about 2-3 weeks now for my cycling and I have a little sponge filter