I had originally wanted to do nothing but plants in Atlas' tank, but changed my mind (because I love a nice hardscape!), and bought him a pretty piece of mopani from petco.
This is the 3rd piece of mopani I've purchased, and the first 2 only leeched tannins into the water, which I didn't mind. But, I boiled this one (and not the others) and put it in the tank yesterday - bam! Disgusting cloudy water and a film on top. Slime up the sides of the tank. Bleh!
I changed the water yesterday morning (before the wood went in), and again today when I got home from work. It doesn't seem to be bothering him.
But, I am wondering if I did something wrong in boiling the wood? Since the water was fine until the wood went in, and it was the only thing that I added... I didn't boil the other pieces and that water has been just fine