Cloudy waters taking forever to clear up , any tips ?

Discussion in 'Cloudy Aquarium Water' started by TySabol, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. TySabol

    TySabolValued MemberMember

    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

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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. fishchickValued MemberMember

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

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

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