Tannin Borneo Catappa Bark offers a rich source of tannins, humic acids, and other substances which are thought to provide some antibacterial and antifungal properties and other health benefits for aquarium inhabitants. They also happen to look great!
They average about 7inches (18 cm) long, and about 1/2" (1.27cm) in width, forming a perfect supplemental substrate for for ornamental shrimp and small fishes to graze on. These are considerably lighter in weight and "texture" than our Indian Catappa Bark.
These bark strips will impart a nice little humic "tint" to the water that we love so much around here! They will slowly decompose, and may be replaced as desired, or left in your aquarium to completely break down.
PREPARATION: We recommend that you boil them for a few minutes, or simply soak them for a few days prior to use. This will also help them become more waterlogged and "crack off" some of the initial burst of tannins.
ORIGIN: Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo
NOTE: Because these are a natural product, cut by hand, each one will differ in appearance. The photo shown is to provide an idea of what to expect the product to look like.
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All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
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