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Old 03-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #1 
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Tannins and Water Testing

I like a little tannins in my water and atm my water is fairly gold in color like really weak tea because of the driftwood in my tank. I need to test the water today and was wondering if the colorants in the water would affect the readability of my test?

EDIT: It's a water test with the tube and additives of course, not the strips in case anyone was wondering. Also the reason why I am testing the water is because there it a weird cloudiness around that freakin moss ball that has been giving me so much grief.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #2 
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I worry about this too.. But when I put water in the test tube it looks clear. It'd have to be pretty dark to see it in the test tube.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #3 
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Yeah it looked pretty clear to me, was just wondering though xD ammonia is still 0 though, fish are fine, my moss ball is just doing some weird stuff and it's worrying me . . .
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I've done the same - my water is really heavily tannined (is that a word?) and it does look a little yellow-ish even in the tube, so I have to make a mental allowance for that when testing.
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xD yeah mine was pretty clear in the tube
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