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Almond leaves

Discussion in 'General Dwarf Cichlids' started by mematrix, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. mematrix

    mematrix Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all I just aquired 5 friggin huge almond leaves they turned up at a locale auction. My question is do I just put a whole leaf in the tank or break it up? These leaves 1 will cover my 5 gal tanks bottom or almost will lol. I am wanting to use them with my pertensis incas and nijsseni to see if I can get some productivity. Any recommendations on their use will be appreciated.

    Curtis
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I just throw them in my tanks, but a whole leaf will certainly overwhelm a 5! You can use the any way that you want: whole, broken, ground into a coarse powder & placed in a filter bag. They all work the same way.
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    mematrix Member 5 Year Member

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    :biggrin: Thanks Mike. I reserched and found dosage was 1 leaf to 50 liters. But wanted to see what my peers had to say about how to use them. Been having a lot of trouble getting my nijsseni spawn at all and pertensis to spawn the later eggs to freeswimming I get the incas and panduros to spawn with no prob. So figured I would try the almond leaves mainly on the nijssenii.

    Curtis
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    You don't need a whole lot of leaf for a 5 gallon tank. Unless you do water changes every few days, the water will quickly turn brown to the point where you won't be able to see anything.
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    Arcadianred New Member 5 Year Member

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    Rahul,

    Do you wash the leaves or just pop them in the tank how they came to you?

    Mark
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    I rinse them off and pop them in the tank.
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    mematrix Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi guys i wasn't planning on using the leaf in the 5 gal was just using it as measure of size of the leaf. LOL any way thanks for input.

    Curtis