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Driftwood Staining Water - Is It Bad?
I bought a piece of Malaysian driftwood for my farlowellas. I boiled it 5! times, and still noticed today it was staining water in my tank yellow. Is it dangerous? How do I deal with it?
No, it is not dangerous. They are called tannins and are actually quite beneficial for fish; most people don't like them for the cosmetic reason The only way to get them out is tons of soaking; they'll eventually leech completely out, but it will take some time.
Hope this helps and best of luck!
The colour will dissappear with water changes
Seachem's Purigen will take the tannins out, I have it in all my tanks with driftwood.
No, it's not dangerous at all. In fact, some people do it on purpose! Google blackwater tanks. They can be gorgeous!