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Old 09-25-2012, 11:37 AM   #1 
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Anyone need Oak Leaves ???

I have oak trees all around my property and the leaves are beginning to fall.

Since I will have tons of them, if anyone who does not have access to oaks please PM me with your name/address/quantity/etc. and I will mail you some.

The leaves are from an area where no pesticides are ever used (yeah... my lawn is all weeds ) and I will be able to pick the best/just-fallen ones. Please note that I will not be responsible for any harm done to your betta if you do not follow instructions on how to prepare them for your purpose. There are numerous directions on the forums from betta-lovers experienced in diseases/illnesses/etc.

Bad thing about mailing them is that they may arrived kind of 'crushed' Crushed ones will be okay if you need them for medicinal purposes.

I recently floated a whole one in Sparkle's tank just to let it float so he has something new to 'play' with. He likes to swim underneath it and made a few small bubble nests around it. I am not using them in his tank for illness ... just to give him a toy and give him some calmness.

I brought one in the house and rinsed it off under hot tap water before putting it in his tank.

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #2 
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How nice of you to offer ! I have Indian Almond Leaves so I dont need any but people who dont should really try and Oak Leaves, do they also turn the water a pretty amber color ? Your right about using them as a toy also cause Perseus loves to swim under and around his too. Plus I think they look so pretty in the tank this time of year its like Fall time in the tank...love it !!!! The Oak Leaves are prettier than the IAL when you float them in the tank.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #3 
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I have think I have oak leaves, but if not, I will def. let you know :D
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #4 
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How nice of you to offer ! I have Indian Almond Leaves so I dont need any but people who dont should really try and Oak Leaves, do they also turn the water a pretty amber color ? Your right about using them as a toy also cause Perseus loves to swim under and around his too. Plus I think they look so pretty in the tank this time of year its like Fall time in the tank...love it !!!! The Oak Leaves are prettier than the IAL when you float them in the tank.
If you leave them in the tank long enough or make the 'tea-type' mixture they will turn the water amber. The longer they are in it, the darker it gets.

I have had mine floating since yesterday ... no water color change yet + it did not sink yet either.

Fall is my favorite season ... maybe I will save some leaves so I can keep Sparkle's tank in the Fall-mode all year long.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #5 
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I have think I have oak leaves, but if not, I will def. let you know :D
Cool.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #6 
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Lol, I have a lot of oak leaves in my backyard
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #7 
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Oh, you can use regular oak leaves from a regular oak tree? Cool! My parents have tons of those in their woods. I guess I'll be collecting some this weekend.
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Mine to Misty love love love this time of year and yes be sure and save some for all year thats a great idea !!!

OrangeAugust yes and just be sure they have fallen to the ground and are dried out, give them a good rinsing and let them dry and they will be ready to use.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #9 
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Thats an awesome idea! Where do you want us to send our addresses?? And do you know what type of illnesses and medications they are used for? I think I shall go research.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #10 
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what do you use oak leave and indian leaves for?
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