Atitagain Posted October 27, 2021 Share Posted October 27, 2021 I’ve been doing a lot of research on blackwater tanks recently, it’s my latest rabbit hole. I find these tanks to be darkly beautiful and they can be very beneficial to fish health and happiness. The natural feel is so calming and intriguing I think it pulls me in closer to see every detail that’s hidden in plain site. We have become so used to water in tanks being crystal clear for viewing and the stigma of that’s the only way to keep fish healthy. I’m currently in process of darkening my 125G tetra tank, I like to call it darkwater not black because I don’t wanna go that deep so I can keep more plants than a normal blackwater tank would be able to have. So let’s go to the dark side, what are ways to darken blackwater tanks? I’m currently using driftwood, Indian almond leaves, Adler cones, and rooibos tea bags. I have on order to use more driftwood, oak acorn cups, and lotus seed pods. I also plan to get some peat moss to add in a HOB as well. I seen @Gator mention using this in his canister filters, would love to hear more about this. Please include pics if you can. Mines not as dark as I will keep it yet been slowly darkening it up over last couple weeks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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