The six easiest ones...

Seems like everyone who works with our aquatic botanicals has a favorite, which is really cool! I think what makes each one a "favorite" is truly subjective, as everyone has different tastes and needs.

However, a lot of customers tend to favor those that require the least amount of prep time. In fact, we get a lot of questions about which botanical sinks the fastest, etc...So, I thought, "Why not do a brief rundown of the aquatic botanicals that are quickest to prepare for use! 

So here we go...based on my experience and feedback with customers...perhaps your experience will vary?

The number one easiest HAS to be the "Heart Pod." It's as easy as "put in water..." Sinks like a rock. Easy.

A close second is pretty much any form of Catappa Leaf. These will sink easily with just a little steeping in boxing water, or an overnight soak in room temp water, really.


We've just started offering our "Terra Sorrindo" pods, but my beta testers are as stoked as I am about them!

Why? Well, they look cool, of course. But they're really stoked because, as it turns out, minimal prep time is required to get them ready to use...always a popular feature! Like 10 minutes of boiling, or a two day soak in room temperature water!


The next fave has to be the ever-popular "Savu Pod", which, believe it or not, sinks typically with a mere 10 minutes of boiling in most cases.


Then you have the "Tapete Pod", which also generally goes down after about 10 minutes of boiling. It's a heavy pod that is easy to work with!

Finally, rounding out our Top Six is the "Frita Pod", which will sink after about 15 minutes or so of boiling, becoming an awesome component of your leaf litter zone.

So there you have our little roundup of the "Easiest Aquatic Botanicals to prepare for aquarium use!"

Find your favorite...

And stay wet!


Scott Fellman

Tannin Aquatics

Scott Fellman
Scott Fellman


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