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Old 02-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #1 
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types of leaves?

Are there other types of leaves I can use for tannins besides IA or oak? What about maple or rhododendron?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #2 
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I know magnolia is also safe, not sure about maple or rhododendron.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #3 
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I found out the rhododendron is toxic which is too bad, they have thick tough leaves. I don't think magnolias grow around here. I may be able to get a hold of some oak but if not, I will try maple.
I used maple before in my shrimp tanks, they break down really fast and I wasn't sure how that would affect a fish.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #4 
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Google says maple is safe. Regular black teabags are also safe, FYI. They basically do the same thing.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #5 
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That good to know. I needed the tannis for a fin biter. I'm using maple for now but may switch to tea bags if the leaves get nasty.
I need to order some IA and collect a bunch of oak this fall. I prefer the looks of the smaller leaves.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #6 
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That good to know. I needed the tannis for a fin biter. I'm using maple for now but may switch to tea bags if the leaves get nasty.
I need to order some IA and collect a bunch of oak this fall. I prefer the looks of the smaller leaves.
I have a HUGE bag of oak leaves. I could mail you some on Monday if you'd like. Not sure what species of oak, but very good for the tank.
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