So I see that this topic has been covered before in an old thread but I still have some questions about adding oak leaves to an aquarium. I read that shrimp love them, etc. but I am still not clear on how to prepare the oak leaves.
Would it be OK to collect old leaves now, in late summer? And do they need to be cleaned and by what method? I read boil them; don't boil them; dry them in the sun; store them in bags, etc. - lots of different ideas.
I would like to know if is would be ok to collect some in a local preserve where I know they do not spray and select some clean, dry ones - lay they out in the baking sun for a while and add a few.
OR do they need more preparation?
Are there any problems with adding oak leaves or other hardwood leaves to an aquarium?