Black Water Or Not?

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HI guys , I wanted to see is it a black water tank or just a regular cloudy aquarium...

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That's cloudy. A good tank with tannin in it will still be clear, just kinda tea stained. There's wood in there so some tannin should be in the water but not enough to be considered a "black water" tank. I'm loving the snails though, I recently bought a trio of mysteries and they're pretty fun to watch
 
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Demeter said:
That's cloudy. A good tank with tannin in it will still be clear, just kinda tea stained. There's wood in there so some tannin should be in the water but not enough to be considered a "black water" tank. I'm loving the snails though, I recently bought a trio of mysteries and they're pretty fun to watch
But when I take a look from the side the water seems to be black...I love the color butis it gonna harm my fishes?
 
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I just have to say.

Are those apple snails?
Yes they are and the female is gonna lay eggs in just a week
 

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Tannin doesn't harm the fish, it is actually beneficial to many tropical species as there are tannins in their natural habitat. A true black water setting will often have next to no plant life as the pH is lowered (as low as 3) by all the tannin (tons of it) released by the wood, peat, and leaf litter. In our home aquariums it is hard to truly replicate the natural black water habitat as it would take a lot of tannin to lower the pH.
 
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Demeter said:
Tannin doesn't harm the fish, it is actually beneficial to many tropical species as there are tannins in their natural habitat. A true black water setting will often have next to no plant life as the pH is lowered (as low as 3) by all the tannin (tons of it) released by the wood, peat, and leaf litter. In our home aquariums it is hard to truly replicate the natural black water habitat as it would take a lot of tannin to lower the pH.
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but in compare to the early pic I took it might have turned into black water
 

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