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So I bought some Indian almond leaves. It had holes and rips everywhere. I decided to boil the leaf and place it in my tank. 3 weeks later I see that the leaf has no holes on it, the rips are smaller , and looks to be repairing itself. Can a Indian almond leaf really repair itself? Is it gonna grow? Is it removing nitrates and stuff? How is it repairing itself? (2 leafs)


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So I bought some Indian almond leaves. It had holes and rips everywhere. I decided to boil the leaf and place it in my tank. 3 weeks later I see that the leaf has no holes on it, the rips are smaller , and looks to be repairing itself. Can a Indian almond leaf really repair itself? Is it gonna grow? Is it removing nitrates and stuff? How is it repairing itself? (2 leafs)


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No and No.


No, Indian almond leaf adds tannin's
Please read this.
https://www.indianalmondleaves.com/aquariums.php


Hate to say it but by boiling it you got rid of the best bit of the leaf, I bet you threw all that beautiful extract away.
The whole point why I boiled it. And I obvs know it had tannins. And Yes it is regrowing I have obvs proof.


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Yes it is regrowing I have obvs proof.
LOL. I have been using Indian almond leaf for years never had a dead leaf come to life.

The whole point why I boiled it. And I obvs know it had tannins
Whats the point of putting Indian almond leaf in the tank if you boil all the good stuff out of it?
 
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LOL. I have been using Indian almond leaf for years never had a dead leaf come to life.


Whats the point of putting Indian almond leaf in the tank if you boil all the good stuff out of it?
I put it for decor and hiding. I had my leaf in there for months. Have u ever put a leaf in your tank for months/weeks?


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Once I put the leaf in I never take it out,
 

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It could be algae closing up the hole, but there is no way that leaf is alive.

I get my leaves in bunches of 50 and that lasts about 6 months, I also make my own blackwater I got sick of paying $70 for 2 liters, I would have happily taken the water you threw away after you boiled the leaves.

https://www.thetechden.com.au/Continuum_Aquatics_2l_Flora_Viv_Blackwater_p/qfvb2l.htm

Me making blackwater.
The water was really really dark . couldn’t even see my hand through the glass when I boiled them.


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The water was really really dark . couldn’t even see my hand through the glass when I boiled them.
OMG,
 
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