Just wanted to say be careful gathering from a state park. You can be fined/penalized for doing so. Not that you will or they'd even care much about dead leaves, but my friend was fined $150 just for trying to take a downed tree branch in a state park. They told him all the wildlife, including dead trees, are protected by the park service and you are not to remove them from the park.
Hey Mike, I was told earlier Maple was a no go (due to the sugar in the leaves).Every autumn I take leaves from maple and oak tree in my yard and put them in my tank.
In all of my South American species it's leads to spawning within a week.
Hello! I found out that it is a mango tree... Do you think its safe for my tank?I think we won't know either cause of your location. It isn't a leaf / tree known overhere I think. Could you place a.pic of an open leave and the tree itself?
Wallnut is great for tanins as well !!!We're back in the international environment loop.
I had several rain filled containers out back, with tops. I put oak in one, maple in another and poplar in the third. That's what grows behind the house.
The oak supplied tannins and lasted well. The maple was superb for tannins but decomposed rapidly, and the poplar just kind of sat there releasing very few tannins.
I had the same results in tanks. Maple wasn't bad, but it created a fine powder I didn't like, very quickly.
In the future, I will stick with oak, and alder cones for acids.