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Arturo
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PostPosted: 2009.11.18(Wed)18:57    Post subject: Oak leaves and pH Reply with quote

I was looking for alternative ways to lower my pH to around 6.5 to 7 and found this website:

http://theaquariumwiki.com/Oak_Leaves

Have you tried this and does it really work? Confused
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Darkblade48
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PostPosted: 2009.11.18(Wed)19:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard of people using oak leaves, but using Indian Almond leaves is relatively common.
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PostPosted: 2009.12.26(Sat)20:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a reason u want to lower you pH. because a steady pH is more important then an acutal number
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Arturo
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PostPosted: 2009.12.28(Mon)13:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reason at all. I just wanted to know if people tried it
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PostPosted: 2009.12.28(Mon)19:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can be done but you need a heck of a lot of oak leaves. If you're going to lower pH by the tannin/organic leaching method, better to use peat moss.
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PostPosted: 2009.12.28(Mon)22:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering but would pin oak leafs do the same? not that I need to lower ming just I was cerious. those are what are in my front yard.
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