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Old 09-30-2011, 11:05 PM   #1 
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Yellow Water??

My tank water is yellow...
Does anyone know what this means? Is it bad??
I just did a 90% W/C and that didnt help...
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:21 PM   #2 
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What's in your tank as far as decorations? Anything new?
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:39 PM   #3 
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all that I have in there is live plants.. driftwood with anubias (i think thats how you spell it) and there are 2 other plants but I cannot remember theyre names. Im pretty sure one is a banana lilly and the other not sure
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:48 PM   #4 
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most likely suspect is the driftwood releasing tannins into the water making it yellow. You could chuck in a carbon filter, they help get rid of discolouration in the water.

Bettas love tannin stained water so you dont need to worry about it harming your fish, although it doesnt look nice to us...
The wood will continue to leach tannins for a very long time no matter how many water changes you do
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Oh ok... Thank you.. As long as it's not harmful to my little fishies.. Thank you..
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:55 PM   #6 
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I got lost watching Supernatural lol I would agree, the driftwood. I added some cactus wood to my main tank and its still yellow in there. Harmless. Now you can sit back and breathe lol Good thing you asked!
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:08 AM   #7 
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lol... that's ok I can understand that.. Im just worried because I am trying to breed my pair, it's been 2 days and still nothing. Am a little over it at this very point in time
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:36 AM   #8 
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Yeah, definitely not harmful and your fishes will love it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:08 AM   #9 
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Agreed, not harmful at all... Unless you stick driftwood into an amphibian's tank, but the only thing it does is stinks. It smells ungodly. lol
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