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    Default Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    So back when I still had discus Pat recommended using an african tea to create the tannins for a blackwater tank.

    I want to thank her for this suggestion. I still use blackwater extract periodically for the minerals that it contains, but I always have a tea ball full of the tea in the tank.

    Again thank you Second Hand Pat for the suggestion
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    Some people think it's benefits are figments of our imagination. I've raved about it in a few threads because I can't deny what I have seen with my own eyes.

    Thanks, Pat
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    Some people think it's benefits are figments of our imagination. I've raved about it in a few threads because I can't deny what I have seen with my own eyes.

    Thanks, Pat
    Absolutely... I also crush up vitamin C (500mg) and put it in the 75 gallon tank. I started using Vitamin C 500mg per 50 gallons as a dechlorinator (USDA recommends this to remove chlorine/bleach from cisterns for people who are off the grid), but I don't have chlorine or chloramine in my tap water (tested with a pool test kit) after it comes through my filter.
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    What results do you see from using the vitamin C?
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    less disease, more active fish, fish with increased appetite.
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    I'll give it a try. I'm always open to experimenting with something that I will do no harm.
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    I'm assuming vitamin C also lowers pH... or maybe they just like the orange flavor!

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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam S View Post
    I'm assuming vitamin C also lowers pH... or maybe they just like the orange flavor!
    I use the plain, not the flavored and I don't think it effects the pH at all.


    The vitamin C molecule bonds to the chlorine molecule creating a neutral.

    https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/html/...1.html#vitamin link is from the US Forrest Service.
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    I found two products. If I try this I'll buy the acidic one. They also make one that is non acidic. https://www.amazon.com/Bronson-Vitam...Bcrystals&th=1
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    Why thank you Dave and Liz, I am glad you like the tea. I use it a bit here also. Interesting bit about vitamin C. So you think it serves a purpose beyond a dechlorinator Dave?
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    Why thank you Dave and Liz, I am glad you like the tea. I use it a bit here also. Interesting bit about vitamin C. So you think it serves a purpose beyond a dechlorinator Dave?
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    I think it does help prevent some disease and parasites, and I have seen it perk up stressed fish when the discus were spawning / fighting.
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    Default Re: Big Thanks to Pat for tea recomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by dagray View Post
    I think it does help prevent some disease and parasites, and I have seen it perk up stressed fish when the discus were spawning / fighting.
    Thanks Dave, sounds interesting
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