"Tannin Aquatics is more than just a purveyor of aquascaping materials. We’re a mood, an atmosphere, a space to be inspired. Our products support an earthy, organic canvas upon which you can express yourself through the art of aquascaping. We provide information, the muse, and natural materials for you to create blackwater and brackish microcosms which blur the lines between nature and aquarium." -Scott Fellman, Owner

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Slipping through the seasons...

August 22, 2019

As you likely have figured out by now, we have a certain obsession here with replicating the form and function of Nature, to the greatest extent possible. And of course, the "function" part is often more of a challenge than the "form", so any processes found in Nature that we can replicate to some extent not previously executed in an aquarium is an evolution of sorts in our process, and a true "win" for the hobby. Perhaps one of the more obvious, yet less tackled aspects of Nature that we can work on is...change.  Yeah. If there is one constant in nature, it's change. And it's kind of ironic to me that one of the things we typically strive to...

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The real "One Percenters..."

August 21, 2019

The other day, I gushed to you about my fave "Holy Grail"-type fish, Crenuchus spilurus, and it seems to have struck a chord in some of you- always a great thing when you're a writer, BTW! I was chatting online this AM with a friend in Europe (gotta love the era we live in, right?) about some upcoming aquarium projects that we're both doing, and we were discussing our dream fish selections for said projects- often lamenting the lack of availability or difficulty in obtaining various species.  "I'd do a whole tank around that one...just can't find the damn fish anywhere..." You've had those conversations, too. I know that you have! This is both the bane of our existence and...

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