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09/18/2017, 07:03 PM
Hello all!
Recently I had added an piece of "Driftwood" to my aquarium I had purchased in a local fish store.
After a few weeks I had noticed the water tinge was turning the water a mircky brown/orange tint... NO thanks!!
So in my attempts to ridding the discolouration of my aquariums' water, I added a chemical filter medium to my HOB Marineland 400 BIo wheel filter.
Within three days, the water went back to a crystal clear colouration which I prefer in the first place. (helps show the fishes colours better when clear water is in place)
Anyways, the water additive I am using is called FLUVAL SEA - TOTAL CLEAR.
I was wondering if anyone has ever used this stuff and for how long?
I believe it is HAGENS version of "Chemi-Pure" and It works quite well!

Thanks to all who reply.

09/18/2017, 07:19 PM
Depending on the type of wood it can be a few days to months before the tannins stop leeching. You can try boiling the wood and then soak it in water until you're happy with the color of the water that its in. I prefer not to add chemicals if they are not needed.

09/19/2017, 06:58 AM
Did you put driftwood in your reef tank? In any case you can use some carbon to pull the tannins out as well, probably cheaper than what you are using.

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09/19/2017, 09:35 AM
Sounds like its 90% just carbon I wouldn't worry about it