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Old 07-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #6651 
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Yeah, so I'm downsizing tanks (considering we're moving anyways) because I only need 3 tanks.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #6652 
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Did some work on Modi's 2 gal Fluval Spec lately. Got him a cichlid stone cave, new gravel, two small carpets of Fissidens Fontanus (hopefully they'll grow in nicely) and an interesting piece of ADA driftwood. Now I'm trying to decide which species of moss to put on it.

Very nice tank! Does your water get brown from the tannin in the driftwood? I have a real problem with that...
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #6653 
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #6654 
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Very nice tank! Does your water get brown from the tannin in the driftwood? I have a real problem with that...
you can keep the water brown or if u really are irritated by it u could boil the wood and or soak it until all the brown is out.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #6655 
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #6656 
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Thanks for the compliments, hodgepodgen and rainbowbettafish :)

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Very nice tank! Does your water get brown from the tannin in the driftwood? I have a real problem with that...
So yes, hodgepodgen, the water does turn pretty brown from the ADA driftwood, but it doesn't bother me. Actually, the betta seems to like it. Plus, the Atison's Betta Spa water conditioner that I've been using since before I got that driftwood turns the water a light tea colour anyhow, so I'm used to the look. Strangely enough, the other piece of driftwood with the Christmas moss on it never had the tannins problem.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #6657 
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #6658 
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Thanks for the compliments, hodgepodgen and rainbowbettafish :)



So yes, hodgepodgen, the water does turn pretty brown from the ADA driftwood, but it doesn't bother me. Actually, the betta seems to like it. Plus, the Atison's Betta Spa water conditioner that I've been using since before I got that driftwood turns the water a light tea colour anyhow, so I'm used to the look. Strangely enough, the other piece of driftwood with the Christmas moss on it never had the tannins problem.
i wonder if there is an element in the driftwood that creates the tannins/possibly makes the fish feel good.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #6659 
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i wonder if there is an element in the driftwood that creates the tannins/possibly makes the fish feel good.
Well, assuming that the tannins created by the driftwood are of the same sort produced by IAL, it definitely makes the fish feel good. It softens the water and makes them feel less "exposed". I also read that tannins have a slight antibacterial effect, but don't quote me on that. I'm going to make a rather daft comparison here: riding in a car through traffic with or without tinted windows.
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Well, assuming that the tannins created by the driftwood are of the same sort produced by IAL, it definitely makes the fish feel good. It softens the water and makes them feel less "exposed". I also read that tannins have a slight antibacterial effect, but don't quote me on that. I'm going to make a rather daft comparison here: riding in a car through traffic with or without tinted windows.
Where did you get your driftwood? I've been toying with the idea of getting one. My waters are a lil hard(literally a little) and I've heard hard water can melt betta fins.
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