Got Crud? Keep it! Decomposition in a Tannin Tank Episode 171

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Five months after setting up a tannin aquarium ,the first round of leaves has decayed, leaving a nice layer of crud or detritus on the bottom. Normally, I would be cleaning this out with a siphon — but the goal of the tannin tank to to reproduce the river bottom. So the detritus stays. Even if i mix in in with the sand. Is it ugly or beautiful? Hmmm.

See the rest of the series on this Tannin Tank :

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