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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 04:36 AM
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I don't think they would lower nitrates - they would raise them as they decompose, probably.
If you have a cycled tank they shouldn't leech any ammonia fast enough to have much of an effect.
Bacteria and other things will grow on the leaf and break it down.. microorganisms and the like. All of which will be shrimp food.
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