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 Driftwood or Bogwood.

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downunderbristolnose
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PostSubject: Driftwood or Bogwood.   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:08 pm

[b][i]Hi all I'm gonna set my tank up for my bristolnose, I have mollies, guppies and a few (which I'm getting rid of soon) Sucking cat fish.
The qeustion is and if this sounds dumb, It's cos' I'm still learning about BN'S. What's the difference between driftwood and bogwood. And which is better for my BN's?
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PostSubject: Re: Driftwood or Bogwood.   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:48 pm

Imo bogwood is better choice as it comes from freshwater and will also add tannins to your aquarium.
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PostSubject: Re: Driftwood or Bogwood.   Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:15 am

Thanks mate, without sounding like a d/head, what's tannisns?
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PostSubject: Re: Driftwood or Bogwood.   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:33 pm

Basically tannins will color your water similar to tea... but will become less intense over time. I believe this dicoloring of the water is healthy for them, but I'm not sure why...
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PostSubject: Re: Driftwood or Bogwood.   Sun May 13, 2012 2:58 am

make sure you soak the wood for around a month before you place it in the tank, this will help with how much of the tannins end up in the tank. the first month seems to have the most leaching.
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PostSubject: About Tannins   Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:01 pm

Jeff wrote:
Basically tannins will color your water similar to tea... but will become less intense over time. I believe this discoloring of the water is healthy for them, but I'm not sure why...

Tannins do two things, firstly they have anti-fungal and anti bacterial functions and secondly it lowers the PH to something that is approaching the Amazon biotope type environment that one is trying to achieve when keeping bristlenoses.
So it is a good thing the only pain is that it makes your tank look like tea. Some people do not like it. But if put to good effect it can give a very true and beneficial environment especially if keeping other Amazon biotope fish such as tetras.
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PostSubject: colored water   Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:39 am

i guess im differant then most people when it comes to the water changing color when you put the wood in your tank. if its good for the fish and makes the water better for them to spawn in then i say lets do what makes the BN feel at home and maybe they will spawn more for us .
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