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Does ADA Aquasoil adsorb tannins?

Discussion in 'Sediment / Substrate' started by Singtoh, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Singtoh

    Singtoh Prolific Poster

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    Hi All,

    I have been using Indian Almond Leaf in my tank because I like the effect it gives and since I started using it my fish seem to be more at peace and breeding like crazy. Anyway, my weekly %50 water change water is aged for a week with a few leaves in it and by the the time I do my weekly water change the aged water looks like a nice darkish tea color. I also put a couple of leaves in my tank every other water change and also have a large piece of driftwood in the tank. About 3 days after water change, my water is clear again as if I am not using Indain Almon Leaf. I do not use carbon or anything else in the filters, just normal sponge, EHEIM bio media, and filter floss. So do any of you guys think the ADA Aquasoil Amazonia II could be sucking up the tannins:confused:?? I'm kind of baffled by this, I mean, where could the tannins be going other than into the Aquasoil, and if thats the case you would think it would hit a saturation at some point?? Any ideas?? Thanks in advance for any insight.

    Cheers,

    Singtoh
     
  2. Htomassini

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    regular ada soil will leak tanins when using tap water with a high kh. Supposedly, AS II did not release the tanins, maybe it has a compound that absorbs tanins.
     
  3. Singtoh

    Singtoh Prolific Poster

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    Hello Htomassini,

    Ya, I have a 20 gallon Cherry Shrimp tank rite next to this tank in question, it is bare bottom and uses the same aged water and it holds the tannins and water color just fine. It has driftwood and cuttings from the other tank as well and of course IAL The Cherry shrimp love to eat the IAL, after the leaves soften up the shrimp are all over them and pick them clean rite to the skeleton of the leaf. Anyway, thanks for the reply. I guess I'll believe it is the ADA sucking it up untill someone comes up with another theory??? Thanks Htomassini.

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    Singtoh
     
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