Leafs in aquariums?

  1. Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

    My pond outdoors has got me thinking, could I use leaves in my fishtank? When my syno cat was outdoors he would hang out under leaves. Would it be safe to keep a pile of leaves in the corner of my tank and when they start to fall apart just scoop them out. Would they discolor the water too?
     
  2. kacie Member Member

    People use oak leaves in their tanks. i think it might lower the ph or soften the water? It must darken the water, like tea, a little. It is good for some SA fish. I've never done it.
     

  3. Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

    Ok, I think I am going to make a little pile for my featherfin
     

  4. kacie Member Member

    Just do some research on best way to do it.
     

  5. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello. I've never added leaves to my tanks before. However, should you decide to try it, carbon added to your filter should help to keep the tannins (brown water) under control.
    Ken
     
  6. Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

    I have some carbon in my filter right now, I think I might wait until my kribs have babies because I don't want my ph messed up, I don't want too many males or females