What is the effect of Oak leaves on nitrite/nitrate levels
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Substrate


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-15-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
evilhorde
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Duncan, BC, Canada
Posts: 171
Default What is the effect of Oak leaves on nitrite/nitrate levels

Hello everybody,
I was reading somewhere that as leaves decompose in water they lower the level of nitrates in the water. I can't find the article now, nor can I find anything else backing the claim. Does anybody here have any idea what I am talking about?

As I recall the article was regarding cherry shrimp and how they eat the bacteria that lives on the rotting oak leaf. The article siad that one shouldn't have a plant like hornwort in the tank with the leaves because the hornwort would outcompete the oak leaf bacteria for the nitrate.

Last edited by evilhorde; 02-15-2012 at 04:05 AM.. Reason: did a bit of homework
evilhorde is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012