Like our Catappa Almond Leaves, the leaves of the Teak tree (Tectona grandis) also provide great benefits to the tank inhabitants but they do not tint the tank water as much and they are usually much bigger in size. Mized with other leaves and botanicals, they provide variety and more interest to your aquarium. The teak leaves release tannins and other beneficial organic compounds such as humic acids which, in turn, have antimicrobial properties and may also absorb and detoxify other harmful compounds.
Our Teak Leaves are completely natural and free of any pesticides or herbicides. They are collected by hand after they had fallen from the trees and then they are cleaned and sun dried before being packaged. They range in size from 5" to 12".
PREPARATION: Before placing the leaves in your aquarium, we recommend soaking them in fresh water for a few days to let them become waterlogged and to leach off some of the tannins. Then, you can place them on the bottom of your aquarium as a functional and aesthetic substrate enhancer, or place them into a filter sock and use them simply as a filter media to help foster "blackwater" conditions in your aquarium.
NOTE: Since these leaves are natural and collected when they had fallen from the trees, each leaf is unique and may look differently from the exemplars shown in the picture above.
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION