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Old 11-11-2005, 09:26 PM
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is there any products out there that will clearify the water, take out the brown from coco fiber run off. also that is ok for the frogs. my pond comes to the front of the tank and has the tea color from the coco fiber. i know there are many aquarium clearifier treatments, just seeing if anyone uses them with success and has any suggestions.
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Old 11-11-2005, 09:36 PM
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Hey Audioandroid,
brown water is ok.
If you look on some of the European sites you will notice all of their water is brown probably because they use the peat bricks. Also looking at pictures of S. American waterways their water is also brown because of water runoff and tannins leaching from the soil.
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i know it wouldn't hurt anything it's simply for asthetic value. for a display viv.
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Well if it's being released from the coco fiber you used for the backround it will just take lots of water changes untill it finally stops releasing the tannins. Thats what I had to do with my wood for my aquarium, soak it in hot water and do full water changes like 3 times a day for about a week and a half.
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I have noticed that a filter with activated carbon in it seems to clear out the water. You may want to go to a local reef store or fish store, get a floss bag, fill it with a good grade charcoal, and stick it somewhere inconspicuous. I have a fish tank filter on my tadpole hatchery, and I constantly add blackwater extract, and within a day it is back to clear water :?

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Ed is right on the money. Activated Carbon will remove the tanins. You can also purchase charcoal already in a bag in the form of an "aqua clear" (its a filter made by hagen) replacement cartridge. Make sure you get the carbon cartridge you can get a 3 pack for under 6 bucks. just rinse the bag a little under the faucet and hide it in the water. good luck George
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my mom always told me never to drink the brown water or eat the yellow snow!!! :lol: :lol:
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