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Author Topic: Natural Decor and Tannins  (Read 3919 times)

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Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2017, 06:10:08 pm »
It's Autumn!

So here's a reminder to you all to go out and collect some fallen leaves for your fish tanks. Beech and Oak are my favourites - here in Manchester the beech leaves have mostly fallen now, while the oak will fall in the next couple of weeks I expect.

Gather yourself a couple of carrier-bags full, rinse and dry them (I do that briefly in the oven) and store for the rest of the year.
Damaged leaves can be boiled up to make 'Orinoco Tea' full of tannins and good for acidifying water too.

Do it now before the weather arrives!
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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #31 on: October 15, 2017, 06:47:11 pm »
    I’m going to look crazier than i usually do on one of our country park walks next time im out...i’m sure my OH will even be looking at me with that look of “what are you doing now?”


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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #32 on: October 17, 2017, 12:35:27 pm »
    I came back from walking the dog last week with a 'poo bag' full of alder cones...

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #33 on: October 17, 2017, 12:39:50 pm »
    I came back from walking the dog last week with a 'poo bag' full of alder cones...

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    Good work! Now don't confuse it with the other one...
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    Loaches: Pangio myersi
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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #34 on: October 17, 2017, 04:36:12 pm »
    I came back from walking the dog last week with a 'poo bag' full of alder cones...

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    Good work! Now don't confuse it with the other one...
    One rustles... .

    Also just grabbed some Plane tree leaves from St James park. Sure that Lizzy won't mind as it is for the animals. ..

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    « Last Edit: October 17, 2017, 04:59:19 pm by MattHunt »
    T1 45l: 5 neon tetra, 7 glowlight tetra, 2 Otos, 3 Pygmy Cory plants, shrimp, snails.
    T2 180l: 10 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 SAE, 4x3 Spot Gourami, 4 Otos, 7 Glass cats, plants.
    T3 180l: Common Plec, Sailfin Molly, 9 Forktail rainbow, 5x3 lined Cory

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #35 on: March 06, 2019, 03:19:39 pm »
    My selection of seed pods has arrived :)

    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but was just wondering if you knew what the bigger ones at each side of the photo were called? Was gonna order a selection of stuff from pollywog but can't find them. Also is there anything you would avoid?
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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #36 on: March 06, 2019, 03:21:02 pm »
    Forgot to copy the photo in lol

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #37 on: March 06, 2019, 05:34:27 pm »
    Off the top of my head, I can't remember - sorry!

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #38 on: March 06, 2019, 06:16:02 pm »
    No problem, thought it was worth asking anyway.


    Blackwater UK has loads of good stuff on their site but they don't have much in stock just now said they're waiting on a delivery from America.

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    Re: Natural Decor and Tannins
    « Reply #39 on: March 07, 2019, 12:51:09 pm »
    Forgot to ask was there anything you would avoid getting again?