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Thread: Tea in filter??

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    One day i just randomly thought of this. Everyone wants that "tea-colored" water, right. Why not put some in the filter, would it help with antioxidents and stuff like that. I'm not suggesting trying it but i do wonder. Please share your opinions.
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    I have no idea myself.. I don't know enough about tea, but I certainly know putting a couple of Mopani wood pieces will turn your aquarium water tea colored for quitee some time.

    Tea though? It's an interesting idea.
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    Tannins are pretty easy to get into the aquarium if you want them, i dont see any reason why it would be a problem unless you were trying to maintain a high ph.

    I dunno about the tea, it would have to be organic tea for sure...not something i would try

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    Better to get some liquid amazon altho it's somewhat expensive. You'd have to add it every water change.

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    Tea for staining the water is not a great idea due to the cafeeine... but...Rooibos tea does wonders for algae and is one of those old kept secrets from the older aquarium keeping folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishalicious
    Tea for staining the water is not a great idea due to the cafeeine... but...Rooibos tea does wonders for algae and is one of those old kept secrets from the older aquarium keeping folks.
    Care to share the secret of the number of tea bags to litres or gallons of water? I could use some help

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    Get a cheap make rooibos tea from your local pharmasist - boil some water in the evening and put it in a tea cup - dump a tea bag in over night - in the morning it should be nearly black.

    Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) per 50 liters/ 13 gallon everyday....you can keep using from the cup of tea you made until you need new tea.

    It works against black brush algae, stringy algae...you name it...I know older aquarists that have been doing it for years with not a patch of algae in sight. Luckily I have not had to resort to it myself yet but it does really really seem to work.

    You can also do it with normal tea but this can affect your water parameters...rooibos tea doesn't

    If you are going to do it Fins maybe a nice idea to keep a log on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishalicious
    Get a cheap make rooibos tea from your local pharmasist - boil some water in the evening and put it in a tea cup - dump a tea bag in over night - in the morning it should be nearly black.

    Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) per 50 liters/ 13 gallon everyday....you can keep using from the cup of tea you made until you need new tea.

    It works against black brush algae, stringy algae...you name it...I know older aquarists that have been doing it for years with not a patch of algae in sight. Luckily I have not had to resort to it myself yet but it does really really seem to work.

    You can also do it with normal tea but this can affect your water parameters...rooibos tea doesn't

    If you are going to do it Fins maybe a nice idea to keep a log on it?
    Wow thats awesome..

    I already have driftwood, and tannins, but was just wondering about the tea. Thanks for the info though.
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    I've heard of people using english breakfast tea in killi and betta tanks to induce spawning, seems to work well from what I've heard.

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