Water Looks Weird.


What's wrong with the water in the picture?

  1. Leeching tannins from driftwood

    4 vote(s)
  2. Bacterial bloom

    0 vote(s)
  3. Dirty water

    0 vote(s)
  1. samantha.h

    samantha.h Member Member

    I feel like I've been asking a lot of questions lately, but here's another:

    My tank water doesn't look right to me.
    Does this look like tannins, bacterial bloom, or just straight-up dirty water?
    The water is from a well. It has been treated with Prime. I have done nothing to start a cycle as of yet.
    Tannins are okay, bacterial bloom is okay, dirty water is not okay.

    TIA! :emoji_thumbsup:

    ETA: the background is supposed to be solid black.

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  2. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    I would say it's tannins or a bloom. If the water appears clean directly out of the well (if you put it into a bowl or clear glass), then I would rule our dirty water
  3. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    Vote tannis as well (and I love your profile pic:))
  4. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Looks like tanis by the colour
  5. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    Thank you
  6. OP

    samantha.h Member Member

    The water doesn't come out completely clear from the source. It does have a little bit of a tan tinge, but nothing like this. Sounds like it's probably tannins then! Thanks. :)
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Looks like tannins to me.