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Never experimented with driftwood but heard if you have a large enough pot you can boil it and it should help with the tanning. And for the water all I can think of is removing it boiling it and soaking it a little longer and maybe try some accurel it should shortly clear up the water.
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it just simply takes a while especially with newly aquired wood. the one guy that sounded like boomhauer had right it is tannin, and it isn't toxic to the fish at all, it actually help prevent disease....a tea of sorts. i do know that the wood is very rich in vitamins and helps maintain color in the fish. just bear with it, it may take up to a year to simmer down but its worth it in the end. i got mine second hand after it sat outside for a few months and had a pretty tea colored tank for a few weeks buts its pretty clear now. i wish you luck
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