07-14-2010, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I would stick with leaves from hardwood trees, as these will last the longest underwater. The Indian almond leaves are a popular choice because of the tannins they release but also because they're very tough and last a very long time underwater compared to things like oak and maple leaves. Those fall apart faster and have to be replaced more often.
The Indian Almond leaves are very tough. I've had some in my tank for nearly two weeks now and they aren't showing any signs of breaking down yet, at all. Which means the batch of 50 leaves I purchased will last me a very long, long time.