1. Don't forget to vote for your favorite picture in the Photo of the Month section.
  2. CCA Breaks the 1/4 million mark! Over 250,000 posts on the CCA forum!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Thank you for supporting the BIG Fish Deal 5. We had a great turn out. See you next year!
    Dismiss Notice

Magnolia Leaves in the Aquarium?

Discussion in 'Food, Water & Health' started by mchambers, May 17, 2012.

  1. mchambers

    mchambers Occasional Corydoras Breeder / Board of Directors

    Real Name:
    Matt Chambers
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,640
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    DC
    Last Activity:
    Today at 8:24 AM
    This morning on my way to the bus stop I noticed that a neighbor has a magnolia tree that is losing leaves in the regular course. The leaves are brown and firm, and somewhat resemble Indian almond leaves. I've done a little research using search engines and discovered that the general consensus seems to be that they are fine in the aquarium, as long as they are dry and not green and oozing sap.

    I'm curious if anybody here has actual experience using magnolia leaves in their aquaria.
     
  2. Frank Cowherd

    Frank Cowherd Global Moderators
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,306
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Southern Maryland near Indianhead
    Last Activity:
    43 minutes ago
    Interesting idea since they are so big.

    I routinely use various types of oak leaves, collected after they are dried and crisp. Then soaked in a bucket of water before putting in a tank. A lot of people use oak leaves. But I think most any type of tree leaf could be used, the oak has more acids in them than other trees like maple or ash, which decompose quicker.
     
  3. mchambers

    mchambers Occasional Corydoras Breeder / Board of Directors

    Real Name:
    Matt Chambers
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,640
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    DC
    Last Activity:
    Today at 8:24 AM
    Yup

    I use oak leaves, too. Some last longer than others. The magnolia leaves seem like they would have a similar effect.
     

Share This Page