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Discussion in 'Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks' started by jredouard25, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. jredouard25

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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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  2. jredouard25

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    It wouldn’t lemme take anymore pictures irdk why...


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  3. NickAu

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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.
     
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    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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    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?
     
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    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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    Well then idk Wht to tell u. But my leaf is doing SOMETHING.


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


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    OMG,
     
  12. DoubleDutch

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    Yeah a shame.

    If it is only for decor, why not use oakleaves or so [​IMG]

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