Best Way To Clear Up Tannins

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I’m still considering myself a beginner, although I’ve learned and applied many of the ideas from this forum, which have been very helpful in getting my 36 gal tank in a good place. Please see my profile for tank specs. I have two large pieces of driftwood, plastic plants, and java moss. My water is quite hard but I haven’t tested it.
First, I’d like to remove the yellow appearance of water caused by the dw. I have a prefilter on both intake tubes, filter floss in both hobs, 100mc filter pad in ac hob (Sponge-floss-pad-biomax). It’s been 4 mths since ac hob start, so I should replace the biomax. I was thinking on using chemipure elite. I did remove the charcoal from ac last month, as it was time. My thought was that the chemipure would help both hard water and clear up the water. Any suggestions?
 

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Malaysian from amazon, boiled for 4 hours beforehand. I’m wondering if chemipure would be a replacement for biomax along with purifying?
 

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I realize that but I think it detracts from the color of the fish. I want to get a blue background which might help with that too. Tank has nothing on back and is in front of barn board wall. I want the fish to be seen clearer. I do think the water being hard might contribute to new fish loss. I recently lost 1 of 2 new panda Corys and lost all 3 Juliis a couple months ago. Anybody have thoughts on chemipure elite?
 

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Well I just read that the biomax does not need to be replaced unless falling apart, which may be 3 years. I’m going between just adding charcoal or trying the chemipure. I want to get 2 more corys but worried about loosing them. I don’t know if hard water could play a factor, but that’s for another thread.
 

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Well I just read that the biomax does not need to be replaced unless falling apart, which may be 3 years. I’m going between just adding charcoal or trying the chemipure. I want to get 2 more corys but worried about loosing them. I don’t know if hard water could play a factor, but that’s for another thread.
Forget all that trouble .
Use purigen and you are all set .
 

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Does the purigen take care of the tannins?
Yes, purigen will completely get rid of the tannins. I would recommend 2 packs. That way one is in your tank, and the other is ready while you "recharge" the second. Here are a few pictures of how I handle mine. I've tried the carbon, doesn't work as well. Purigen took care of it in about a day
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Just wanted to let everyone know, I got a purigen bag and it worked like a charm. After cleaning, the first time, the bag opened in a corner, so I dumped half in a nylon sock and closed bag with rubber band. So now I have two bags to use alternately. My water never looked better. Thanks for advice
 
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