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Indian Almond Leaves - How Long to Soak?

How long do I have to soak Indian Almond Leaves? I got 50 and they're soaking in a plastic bag right now. I got all the air out so it is pure water. How long should I soak them before adding them to my tank?
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Ive never had to soak them before putting them in any of my betta tanks. Actualy, I don't think Ive ever heard of anyone soaking IAL's before.
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Rinse the dust off, add to tank.

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I throw them in there, some people boil to remove excess tannins or to make a natural IAL tea like medication.


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I want the tannins because it is blackwater... The issue is that they float. I'm gonna dump the bag of brown water into the tank after they sink.

It's been about four hours and they're considerably less floaty. They'll stay on the bottom for a few seconds before slowly drifting up. I think in about three hours I'll try adding them to the tank again.

My killifish seem to like swimming under them, much more fun than plants.
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