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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 03:14 PM
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I always boil my IAL a bit before tossing them in the tank....never trust how clean or what the seller says. It's perfectly fine, a little hot water will never come close to depleting all the beneficial tannins out of the IAL. I find that a single IAL can last for months and will still leach their tannins out.
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