Colin began by giving a run through of the types of woods that were suitable to use in the tank as well as those that were definitely not a good idea to be using such as Rhododendron, Colin also mentioned the way to check that the wood was fully dried out so as to minimize the leaking of sugars and other chemicals into a tank. Colin also cover Driftwood and whether leaving the bark on wood was a good or bad idea.
The next stage of the talk was mainly about the use of leaves in the aquarium and the positive effect these provided both in terms of lowering PH and softening water but also providing a food source to fry and adult fish.
Colin finished up by showing a series of pictures showcasing his use of leaves and wood in the aquariums he has had over the years. It was another fantastic talk by Colin and we hope it is not to long before we can welcome him back to the club.
Next week is a talk by Eric Jones on making showjars