All right so I finally did what I've been wanting to do for awhile, get V some IALs. claireputput, I ordered the ones you linked me to specifically I'm really excited to try them out, but I have a few questions. Do I need to sterilize them first? Or will a quick rinse do the trick? V is in a 10g tank, will one large leaf be sufficient? Should I put it in whole or crumble? How do I do this so my pH is not heavily affected? My water has pretty poor buffering capacity but it's fairly stable. How much and how fast is one large leaf going to alter my pH, if at all.