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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question Almond leaves?

I have various different types of shrimps and was wondering what the benefits of almond leaves are to the shrimp tanks? I have heard of people using them in their tanks. What is the good and bad points to them and how many leaves for what size tank?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 11:25 PM
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Here is one source of info:

I was recently surprised to find a package of catappa leaves @ petsmart of all places! They were in the reptile section.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 03:51 AM
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They lower the pH and help prevent infections. I put some in my tank for the heck of it and my shrimp are happier already. One medium sized leaf is enough for a 20gal tank, and they last for a couple of weeks, so it doesn't take much.

My 20 gallon planted shrimp tank is my pride and joy!
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