What does it take to sink a "Savu Pod?"
Honestly, this is the kind of arcane stuff we ponder around here at Tannin.
You'll need to prep this "aquatic botanical" prior to use. The "Savu Pod" is surprisingly buoyant (well, WE were surprised, anyways), and we perfected the art of "sinking" 'em! Fortunately, it's really easy..
Just give them a light rinse, place them in an inert pot of water (make sure that your significant other understands what's about to go down), and bring them to a boil. Leave them at a steady boil for about 10 minutes, and allow them to cool. Rinse. Voila! They sink faster than Etsy's share price post-IPO! (Okay, that was just mean...)
Now, your shrimp, Corys and little Apistos have another cool hiding place, and your tank has another aesthetic touch.
Easy. Cool. Natural.
They'll continue to leach some tannins into your tank over time, which gives the water the "tint" we covet so much around here! You can either put them right in your tank, or continue to soak them in a container of water to leach out more tannin before use.
Like so many cool things, Savu Pods require just an extra bit of attention before you unleash their beauty on your aquarium.
And we think it's kind of worth it.