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FISHLIPS   

we recently installed a whole house water filtering system to fight off discoloring of water etc from alkalinity/tanin,so my question is....how do i remove tanin/discoloring in a fresh water tank?

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jvision   

Carbon is what you'll need. If I'm going to use it, I buy it in bulk from Trident Pets (at the corner where Mayfield turns into 111ave, next to Princess Auto). In a canister, I just put it in one of the media baskets with a layer of filter floss at the bottom and top of the basket.

Carbon has to be changed regularly; once it's absorbed all it can, it'll start leaching that stuff back into the water. I seem to remember that there's a way to recharge it, but I just throw it out and replace with new stuff.

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FISHLIPS   

It's been 12 hrs with a 100ml pack og PURIGEN in my eheim 2217 and there isn't a noticeable difference yet.....how long should i expect to wait on 95gallons?

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ckmullin   

Look at the purigen is it now discolored from it's fresh white color? If it looks darker it is working. I've used this for experiements with a 20 gal with high tannins and overnight there was a large difference. For 95 gal, just more time.

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ckmullin   

glad to hear

Another tip: If you have fine particles in the tank and which to remove and have a HOB filter grab a sheet of paper towel and fold it over once across the filter pad. Change the paper towel up as you see it gets dark. Works like a charm.

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