Re: NANFA-L-- Dead leaves?

Al G Eaton (
Sun, 1 May 2005 16:55:45 -0700 (PDT)

I use oak leaves a lot. You need to be careful with
poorly buffered water though as dried leaves will
acidify the water. I sent you a picture of a 75
gallon tank loaded with oak leaves that contain
thriving colonies of queen arabesques and altum

I also use leaves in my native tanks, they provide
cover, bind up heavy metals, and release enzymes into
the water. I use leaves when collecting to provide
cover for fish in the bucket. It reduces stress by
giving the fish a place to hide.


--- wrote:
> Is it possible to have dead leaves on the bottom of
> an aquarium? Anyone done
> this? I'd like to do a biotope aquarium, and leaves
> would make it look more
> authentic.
> Thanks,
> Andrew

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