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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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I really wish I could find that article. The claim it made was that the leaf breaking down used the nitrates present in the tank , lowering them "just the same as decomposition in a compost". I don't know anything about composting either, I just recall that snippet.
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