Curious about using oak leaves? - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 11 Old 10-24-2011, 02:37 AM
1077's Avatar
I just yesterday picked up some more leaves from large birch tree to replace those I have in driftwood tank with five assorted pleco's.
The ones in the tank now have been in the tank for nearly four weeks without much deterioration thus far.
I simply soaked mine in a five gallon bucket for a couple days and then tossed em in the tank.
Those I picked up yesterday, I placed in three gallon freezer bag.
I have found that cory's,pleco's,loaches,and numerous fishes use these leaves to hide near or search for infusoria such as Byron mentioned and fry can hide among leaves as well.
I placed eight large leaves in 55 gallon and with twice weekly 50 percent water changes due to waste from pleco's,,neither the wood,or leaves make much of an impact with respect to hardness levels.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just curious. dramaqueen Fish Breeding 8 12-23-2008 04:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome