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Old 08-23-2012, 06:08 AM   #1 
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Question about Indian Almond Leaf

So I just purchased some leaves off of eBay from a recommended seller in good standing. They're 7"-12". Can I use the smaller ones whole in a 3 gallon aquarium, 1/2 the larger ones, 1/2 the smaller ones...?

I did some reading, but I'm a little confused.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:03 AM   #2 
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That's a good plan.
You basically use what you want to. IAL will darken your water so it's up to you how dark you want the water... I make tea out of them so I just pour it in the water until it's to my liking.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #3 
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I made tea from mine, too. Though I also add a piece about the size of a quarter for new arrivals. I feel like it helps them after shipping.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #4 
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I put larger pieces in the larger tanks, small pieces in the small tanks. I like the idea of making tea from it. Then you don't have to fish out the rotten leaf later.
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Thank you for the tip of making tea with it: the reading I'd done had said that some people hang tea bags in the tank, so I was contemplating that but I definitely like the idea of actually preparing it as a tea first.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #6 
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I have mine sitting in a plastic cup on my kitchen windowsill. Sort of like making Sun Tea! LOL
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