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Tannins... again..

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Now, I know this has been covered 1000 times. But I am truly stuck on this one.

I have boiled these pieces for about 10 hours now, as well as sitting in a tub out the back for 2 months...

Now today I figure I will give them another little boil, but to my dismay, still BLACK.

Have I got the wrong type of wood? Not patient enough?

Heeeeelp

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I know certain types of wood can contain poison/containments that can affect your fish and or water quality , but yeah as above macropore white/gold purigen will help remove tannin from your tank's water but its still going to take time!

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+1 to macropore. It really is amazing and i wouldnt set a new tank up without it! But yes, depending on what species of

wood they can take years to stop releasing a noticeable amount of tannin.... should drop the cash to get $30 worth of

the macropore and save the leccy, your nostrils and the miss' good pots! :P

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I actually use IAL to help keep tannins up in my South/Central American tanks. Looks nice and natural =]

Plus I use IAL in my fry tanks =]

DW will always leach tannins, just something that comes with having DW in your tanks, try macropore and some gold old activated carbon.

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