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Old 11-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #52891 
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Maybe it was a molted skin?
Yes, it was. Good thing today was water changing day. A great time to shed those tight skin boys!(or girls xD)

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Driftwood does not lower PH that much.
Yes it does. Reference: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ower-ph-85676/
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #52892 
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I just asked OFL. We will find out shortly.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #52893 
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that is a molted "skin" leave it for them to munch on.

The plants are bacopa or moneywort and a sword of some sort in the middle.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #52894 
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Driftwood can lower the pH over time- this process can vary due to the type of wood, age, amount of tannins released and decomp of the wood itself. The level and rate of the pH change cause by the wood can vary due to tank size/water volume, starting pH, KH/GH of the source water.

It generally will be a slow-natural process-but it can lower the pH-so can the tannins in IAL and Oak leaf.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #52895 
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that is a molted "skin" leave it for them to munch on.
Opps. I removed it during the water change today. I'll leave the next one for them. This one is now in the sewer system.
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Driftwood can lower the pH over time- this process can vary due to the type of wood, age, amount of tannins released and decomp of the wood itself. The level and rate of the pH change cause by the wood can vary due to tank size/water volume, starting pH, KH/GH of the source water.

It generally will be a slow-natural process-but it can lower the pH-so can the tannins in IAL and Oak leaf.
But does it do a big job or a little?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #52897 
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But does it do a big job or a little?
It depends on the size of your tank, what driftwood you used and wither or not you soaked it over time to remove most of the tannins.
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Our Petco does that and I am thinking of building that moss tree thing.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #52899 
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that is a molted "skin" leave it for them to munch on.
I wanted to ask; what does their molted skin provide for them? Just food? Or is there certain nutrients in their molted skin?
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They lose nutrients and eating the skin helps recover things like calcium.
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