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  • Does Indian Almond Leaf increase Nitrates

    I just started putting Indian Almond Leaves in one of my tanks and wondering if it increases Nitrates in the tank?

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    Re: Does Indian Almond Leaf increase Nitrates

    Only if you allow them to rot IME.
    -Jonathan

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      Re: Does Indian Almond Leaf increase Nitrates

      Aren't you suppose to let them breakdown in your tank? Or do you take them out and add another leaf in the tank?

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        Re: Does Indian Almond Leaf increase Nitrates

        I agree, only if you leave them in too long.

        As I have always read they are to be used and replaced before they rot.
        -Jim-

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          Re: Does Indian Almond Leaf increase Nitrates

          In my blackwater tanks I'd allow them to break down on their own. Waterchanges will take out the substrate and the leaf litter will create a natural substrate in which you'll have all sorts of helpful microorganisms growing. You just don't want the layer too think. But in my other tanks I take them out once they begin to rot.
          -Jonathan

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