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Jeff J.

Joined: 05 Aug 2003
Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)9:00    Post subject: TetraAqua Blackwater Extract Reply with quote

Has anyone else used TetraAqua Blackwater Extract? The information from the bottle is located below:

I have 7 Black Neon Tetras in a 10gallon tank. I just started using this product yesterday. Does anyone know much about this product? It was HARD to find!
- Jeff J.
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Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)11:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I use it... its is a relatively unimportant water conditioner for breeding soft water fish.
It is useless for general care. Why are you using it?
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Joined: 24 Aug 2003
Location: NY NY

PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tetra blackwater contains "essential trace elements, vitamins, and valuable extract of peat, tropical root, bark, and wood."
For blackwater biotopes, additional trace elements are not recommended. Vitamins for fishes are taken up in the diet, not from the water. That leaves the extracts, which are tannins and other humic acids, useful natural chelators.

Peatwater is cheaper. A used green tea bag in the filter offers a similar range of polyphenols.
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