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Re: Drift Wood good for Clown Loachs ? cause it lowers ph ?? help ?? nm

Posted By: Steve Burton <sdburton@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 1999, at 10:01 a.m.

Hiya Adam, glad to hear you're getting into loaches - you've come to the right place! My clowns adore hiding, bogwood (mopani) wood provides a lot of their hiding places, esp. if you have a nice contorted root or two for them to chase each other around in. Don't worry about a drop in pH (as long as the drop is not too great), or the water discolouring. If the water does take on a yellow tint, either do a small water change (which you should do anyway!), or if it really bothers you, add some active carbon to your filter - that should clear it. I quite like the yellowy tint in the water, so I live with it, others like to take it out. PLease make sur