Cloudy waters taking forever to clear up , any tips ?

  1. TySabol

    TySabol Valued 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

    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. f

    fishchick Valued 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. f

    fishchick Valued Member Member

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