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    Question Catappa (Indian Almond) Leaves vs. Alder Cones


    0 Not allowed!
    I use both of these in my tank but I've noticed that just a few small alder cones significantly stain the water whilst catappa leaves do not (which surprised me really). Has anyone else experienced this? Do you feel there are more benefits of using one over the other?
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    0 Not allowed!
    Alder cones stain and do so for an incredible long time. My catappa leafs definitely stain but not as much.

    Benefit of the leafs is that you release a bunch of anti-bacterial substances that also deal with some viruses and impact some parasites.

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