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post #21 of 26 Old 09-09-2011, 01:08 AM
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I just was not sure as we have at least 5 maybe more types of oak trees here. I'll be stocking up on them soon.
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I just was not sure as we have at least 5 maybe more types of oak trees here. I'll be stocking up on them soon.
There are many species of oak tree; but an oak is an oak, and the leaves are not toxic when dried.

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There are many species of oak tree; but an oak is an oak, and the leaves are not toxic when dried.


Do you bring them inside to dry?



Would maybe putting them on top of a dryer be okay to dry them?
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Do you bring them inside to dry?



Would maybe putting them on top of a dryer be okay to dry them?
I let them dry naturally in air, just lay them out on a table (dryer is fine) but not on something like newspaper as they might pick up the ink.

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I let them dry naturally in air, just lay them out on a table (dryer is fine) but not on something like newspaper as they might pick up the ink.

Maybe put them on a blank white sheet of paper then?

Always lots of oak leaves here, and i think it would look nice in one of my tanks
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Maybe put them on a blank white sheet of paper then?

Always lots of oak leaves here, and i think it would look nice in one of my tanks
I used a sheet of untreated/unpainted plywood. Plain paper should be fine. If you pick them up on a dry day they shouldn't be too wet anyway.

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