Hi OFL I know we do not know each other but you did answer every pm I sent you back when I was learning how to cycle my tank and you along with Hallyx got me though some rough times when I was in doubt as if I was doing it correctly and was concerned for the health of my Betta Perseus by doing a fish in cycle and for that along with many other members of our Forum I am forever grateful ! I have known the other Moderators for several months now and I must say are they are most dedicated people and members I have known in making sure our Forum is a happy and safe place of all members and when a member is unhappy such as yourself we try to fix it and we discuss it over and over till we can come to some conclusion. So I ask you how can we make you a happy member of our Forum again ? You yourself said you did not want to return but we were so happy and trilled when we saw you posting again and sharing your years of experience with the members.
Any species is fine and you can use smaller amounts as a tonic to just slightly tan the water, for spawning..etc...-collect some oak leaf and save for later if needed.
It can be easier to cycle fishless without plants and safer fish in with plants...
Hi OFL I was wondering if it matters what type of Oak Leaf that can be be used ? Is there any reason to use them other then having a sick fish ? Perseus is fine but I have plenty of Oak Trees as I live back in a wooded area. I am doing a fish in cycle for a 5 gallon and is it best to have live plants in or not ? I already have some Hornwot in and Perseus attacked it at first but now he loves it and sleeps in it even so adorable ! Thanks !