Re: Peat Alternatives

> From: stevensj at calshp_cals.wisc.edu
> I imagine that using dead leaves might be no less convenient than peat,
> but they may make a better substrate which doesn't float around the tank
> & get in your filters like peat does.

What do people think about the appearance of such a substrate?
Natural looking, of course, but *too* natural?  I like a certain
amount of artificial neatness in the aquarium.