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Old 12-17-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Walnut tree leaves?


So i was looking in the for sale section and i've heard about almond tree leaves muleberry leaves and alder cones but this was a first i've heard about walnut tree leaves. Does anyone have any input on these? Do they do anything other then provide leaf litter/ tannins? Any info would be great, thanks
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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as long as you trust the source is clean.

Walnut leaves have a high capacity anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiparasitic and
antifungal. They act as a natural antibiotic in the tank.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #3
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as long as you trust the source is clean.

Walnut leaves have a high capacity anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiparasitic and
antifungal. They act as a natural antibiotic in the tank.

Not trying to be argumentative here. I actually have a small black walnut behind the house and this question has me curious as all heck. Everything I;ve been able to find points folks away from BW leaves in the aquarium. The simple reason being the content of Juglone which has some herbicidal properties. I've never read about the properties you quoted here. Would you please point to some reading material?
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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Not trying to be argumentative here. I actually have a small black walnut behind the house and this question has me curious as all heck. Everything I;ve been able to find points folks away from BW leaves in the aquarium. The simple reason being the content of Juglone which has some herbicidal properties. I've never read about the properties you quoted here. Would you please point to some reading material?
I actually just read about that Juglone stuff being a major part of black walnut trees but not regular walnut trees. I have both on property in nor-cal and i hate those black walnut trees anyways (messy POS). i'm going to get some regular ones in my shrimp tank but i have no intentions of even trying the black walnut leaf.
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monster mac you're 110% correct. I saw walnut, but read black walnut....Doh!
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:29 PM   #6
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Black Walnuts will kill wermz & parasites. If they're black I'd be wary...
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:49 PM   #7
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I would urge caution when using Walnut leaves. Many English Walnut trees are actually propagated by being grafted onto Black Walnut rootstock. The jury is out as to whether juglone from the rootstock migrates into the leaves. A lot of people say not to compost Walnut leaves which would imply that they do contain juglone.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:23 PM   #8
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I'd post a link but because its on my site TPT will take it down...

google... "benefits of leaf litter in shrimp tanks"

Julie allowed me to repost her original post.
http://shrimpbay.co.uk/benefits-of-leaf-litter-43-c.asp
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I use dried green walnut leaves in all my tanks and the shrimp love them. Black walnut leaves are fine as well, I know Jake / somewhatshocked on here uses them.
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