We love small, intricate details in an aquascape. Stuff like roots really create an interesting aesthetic. We love to distribute bits and pieces of assorted roots and twigs here and there in the substrates of our botanical-style aquariums. We received so many questions about our use of these root and twig pieces that we decided to offer packs of them for sale!
You'll find all sorts of uses for these cool roots. If you look at many photos of the wild habitats from where our fishes come from, you'll see that the substrate is littered with bits of roots and other materials, which forms a complex "microhabitat", where fishes can forage and hide among.
"Bits and Pieces" consists of assorted sections of roots and small twigs of various varieties and sizes, perfect for all sorts of interesting aquascaping uses!
PREPARATION: We like to boil them for about 15 minutes, then let them sit in the water until they sink easily. Give 'em a quick rinse, and you're good to go!
NOTE: THE PHOTO IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TYPICAL SIZES AND SHAPES OF PIECES INCLUDED IN A PACK. THESE ARE NOT "WYSIWYG" SETS, AND THE PHOTO WILL SERVE AS A REASONABLE REPRESENTATION OF WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR PACKAGE!
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