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Old 03-19-2012, 08:36 PM   #1 
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Where to get Indian Almond Leaves?

I have some dry Oak leaves, but not enough to last me until next fall. So I am wondering where people get the Indian Almond Leaves? Obviously I want a reputable source so that I don't introduce bad things (fungus, etc) into my tank.

Also, how many leaves do you use? I have a 5 gallon tank.

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #2 
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I use Amy on eBay... great prices and the leaves are great. I use the Grade C or D ones. I also use about 2 leaves a month in a tank that size.

I bought a 100g bag, it was the size of a large freezer bag. About 50 leaves.

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #3 
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Amy is the best seller of IAL!!! All the breeders go through her.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #4 
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #5 
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Thank you both so much!

One more thing, how long do you leave the leaves in the tank? A day, a week, or ..?

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #6 
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I bought mine bulk off AquaticMagic on ebay.. The last batch mentioned grade A from Amy... So I guess they all work together! I got 60 leaves shipped to Newfoundland for 11.65USD I think.
And you leave them in all the time!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #7 
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And you leave them in all the time!
You let them rot completely..? I would think you would need to take them out after some time, or do you?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #8 
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When you clean the tank you clean the leaves and put them back in. They stay in all the time until the water is no longer tanning or its falling apart. FOr maximum benefit I change out my oldest leaf (both tanks have 2 at a time) once a month and add a new one, so the following month I'll take out the oldest one again and put in a new one and I have a cycle that way.
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