DISPLAY TANK - Share yours!

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  1. Zippy320

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    rooibos tea bags adds tannins?
     
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  3. SalmonAfrica

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    It gives a mild tannin effect, yes. It doesn't lower pH (at least not very noticeably) like other tannin leaching methods, but has been indicated to have some antibacterial and antiparasitic properties.
     
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    Me too :)
     
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    wow, that's interesting, can you do this whenever or is it generally used under specific conditions?
     
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    Some people use this on a regular basis, replacing the tea bags as necessary. For the most part, it's used for it's aesthetic effects, in trying to simulate tannin-stained waters from which certain fish originate. So, yes, whenever.

    It was discussed a bit in this thread, if you want to read others' experiences.
     
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    The closest i ever felt to owning a display tank. Its a WIP but makes me happy knowing its mine.

    IMG_20180613_181341.jpg IMG_20180613_181132.jpg
     
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    Good thing the monitor can rotate ... looking very good, nice progression.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Keep on forgetting. :(
    Thanks tho. You know you started this @f-fish
     
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    My 3ft aquarium

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    Looking good
     
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    That looks good.
    One observation - is the hornwort in the rear left planted into the substrate, or weighted down?
    I have found that it grows best free floating. Planted or weighted down the bottom portion seems to discard its leaves, leaving you with empty stalks with bushy ends.
     
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    Its planted when to long i just break in half and plant again
     
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    You got enough guppies there Ferdie? Lol. Tank looks amazing!

    Sent from my EVA-L19 using Tapatalk
     
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    Everyone's tanks are incredibly amazing! Well done! Keep me in mind if you trim and have some spare plants.

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