TANNIN AQUATICS OFFERS A THOUGHTFULLY CURATED COLLECTION OF BOTANICALS AND OTHER UNIQUE AND USEFUL GOODS FOR CREATIVE AQUATIC HOBBYISTS.

"Tannin Aquatics is more than just a purveyor of aquatic goods. We’re a mood, an atmosphere, a space to be. A living, breathing, creative canvass upon which you express yourself in the aquatic world. We provide inspiration, information, and the materials with which you can perfect your craft and blur the lines between nature and the aquarium." -Scott Fellman, Owner

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"The Euryhaline Curse" and the Great Molly Misconception...

February 27, 2017

eu·ry·ha·line (yo͝or′ə-hā′līn′, -hăl′īn′) adj. - Capable of tolerating a wide range of salt water concentrations. Used of an aquatic organism. Like many of you, I have adored Mollies since I was a kid.  They were probably the first "challenging" fish I had, as they were not quite as hardy as some of the Platies, Swordtails, and Guppies and such that were "standard issue" for hobby newbies. Now, I'll be first to admit that I am absolutely not anything close to knowledgeable on the family Poecilidae, but I have a fascination for some of the legendary fishes of our hobby, and for unravelling the reasons behind why we keep them the way we do. Mollies are one of those fishes that it seems like we've all kept, yet they have some sort of "thing" about them, as if...

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Still haunted by the Black Ghost...

February 26, 2017

If your like me, you've got that "one fish" that never leaves your mind. The one that captured your heart at some point and simply never got out of your system. Mine was the "Black Ghost Knifefish", Apteronotus albifrons. I'm not sure what it was that first attracted to me to this fish. The odd name, the amazing "look", or, after I had seen them in real life- their interesting behavior and yes- personalities! I remember seeing a pic in "Exotic Tropical Fishes" that had a "head shot" of the fish, and it had this oddly comical, yet altogether weird look- you know, all black...even the eyes...and it's mouth gave it a sort of friendly look. And of course, the references to the...

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Changes...

February 25, 2017

I love the fact that many of you are trying so many new things with your aquariums. I love that things are changing quickly; that the ideas we have been talking about are evolving and finding excited new followers! We're in an amazing time right now. For the first time in years, I personally feel that the idea of blackwater aquariums has moved out of it's obscure, "fringe-culture-like" parking spot in the fish world, and into the light of the mainstream.  And it's all because of YOU! Sure, many of you were playing with blackwater tanks before, but if your experience was anything like mine, you were sort of viewed as a mildly eccentric hobbyist playing with a little "side...

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