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Old 11-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #1 
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natural tannin

hello, i have been using live oak leaves release natural tannin into the water for a while, but i am now going low on them, and i have an abundance of red oak leaves that i could use and i was wondering, instead of using live oak leaves, could i could use red oak leaves
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oh yeah, and how many red oak leaves should i add per gallon because they are alot bigger than the live oak leaves so i dont know how many i should add per gallon
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #3 
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You really can't overdose the tannins....I generally use 12-25 leaves depending on how big they are....naturally dried and fallen from the tree-I crush them up and add to my 1gal jug of dechlorinated water.....the longer they steep the more tannins are released the darker the water....the only difference in Oak tree species leaf I have found is the tannin color and odor-neither of which have caused any problems after multi test...
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okay. thank you for the help OFL. it really helped
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