No pesticides, my dad is the city worker and only sprays when he absolutely has to and never around our house (he's worried about the dogs :P)
The tank is a 10gal, but I will probably pre-soak a gallon and when I put them in the jars to travel I'll fill the jars with the tannin water and put a few leaves in the 10gal when we get there.
Both my filters broke and I decided it wasn't worth it to get another one; I have student loans to do. I have all live plants and do a water change every week also it's cycled.
Is darker better?