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Old 08-06-2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone using Alder Cones in Shrimp tanks?

I heard that the water will turn yellowish, is that true?

I bought a pack, and not willing to try now because I really love the crystal clear water look, but on the other hand really hope my shrimps would benefit from it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:33 AM   #2
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Basically tannins from the plant cells.
Like Ketapang leaves.
Used fir cones years back for aro tank.
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Thankyou.
Decided to just add in anyway since I read it's beneficial towards them.
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Not really nevessary for aldercone. What do you expect after adding it?
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Not really nevessary for aldercone. What do you expect after adding it?
Same benefits as Ketapang leaves.

Tannins leach into tank water, many real benefits, for one eg :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P...w?usp=drivesdk

Different countries and climates use different things eg oak/maple/ketapang leaves, fir cones :

http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...ll-article.htm
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Not really nevessary for aldercone. What do you expect after adding it?
I read that they are good anti-fungal, releases tannin, provides biofilm, and lowers pH etc.

A pack of 7 for only 3.50 so I bought.
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I just pick free Ketapang leaves.

Overseas will collect free fallen fir cones and walnuts.
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I just pick free Ketapang leaves.

Overseas will collect free fallen fir cones and walnuts.
I bought a whole big bag at C328 for $1.
Had an incident where I picked up some bad ones and well... My fishes died
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I bought a whole big bag at C328 for $1.
Had an incident where I picked up some bad ones and well... My fishes died
Usually i try to avoid places that do fogging. i go do pasir ris farm can pick alot also. old tampines road as well
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Usually i try to avoid places that do fogging. i go do pasir ris farm can pick alot also. old tampines road as well
Ayo too far off me, I stay in town so everywhere is full of weird things so I rather pay a little for a peace of mind
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