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Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by onlinebug, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. onlinebug

    onlinebug Member

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    Is this OK for a fix?

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    Oh and for those intrested

    My wood on the first 1 hour soak.

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  2. Esfa

    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    Sexy tannis. :good:

    Everyone seems to have that bucket. :lol:
     
  3. onlinebug

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    99P from B&Q's picked up another today :D
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    :lol: i had two but the handles fall off really easy
     
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    Yup, see mine dosen't have a handle I chucked it in the bin.. Dosen't really bother me :D
     
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    Esfa Shrimpy Shrimp

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    haha, i have to go downstairs and through the rest of the house to get to the bckgarden to empty them... so i need the handle otherwise i spil it all haha.
     
  7. onlinebug

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    Empty mine in the bath, disgusting I know but who cares :D Also, do you think I have enough surface movement?
     
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    5teady_2012 Here to help

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    Yes i think there is a decent amount of surface movement m8 :)
     
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    yup, plenty.

    Dad gets snotty if i empty it in the bath. :angry:
     
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    wow thats a whole lot of tannis, my wood had absoloutely no tannis :lol: , but to make sure i still let it soak for a week
     
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    I would boil that wood, it will make the tannins leech faster, not to mention sterilize it. Boil it in a pot, when the water turns brown change the water, boil again, use hot water from the tap so it boils faster to speed the process.

    Repeat the boil/change water/boil process several times (like five or six.) until the water is much lighter than when you started. After its added to the tank any tannins that leech further will be removed through water changes or the use of carbon.

    Boiling accomplishes in a few hours, what a week of soaking would do.
     

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