Cloudy waters taking forever to clear up , any tips ?

  1. TySabol Member Member

    Had two pieces of new driftwood in my 29 gallon tank (didnt know i had to boil the color out of them at the time) and now water is super dark brown , did a 6 gallon water change and the wood has been out for two days. Any reason why its not looking any better at all ?
     
  2. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    It won't go away on it's own. Keep doing water changes and you should see an improvement! You can also use Purigen to remove the tannins.

    I wouldn't boil the wood - it can cause the fibers to burst and the wood will rot faster. Soaking in hot or warm water for a few days or weeks is fine to remove tannins.
     

  3. fishchick Member Member

    My water just cleared today been almost 2 weeks , unsure of what issue was, trying to decide if need to test for all
     

  4. fishchick Member Member

    Added some bottled water to fill tank little , bc hate our city water not sure if that made difference