'ello all! Wasn't 100% sure where to put this, but anyhow...I am currently using alder cones to produce tannins for my licorice gouramies. It has come to my attention that alder cones release tannins painfully slowly...thus, I was wondering if boiling alder cones would allow me to add the full amount of tannins to their WC water right away instead of having the tannins VERY slowly leach into the tank. Would boiling alder cones have this effect? Could I boil them in a microwave?