Estuary by Tannin Aquatics

Although aquarists have been playing with brackish tanks for decades, in our opinion, what's been missing is a focus on the actual habitat and how it functions.  We think we've been collectively focusing on the wrong part of the equation for a long time- just "salt" and basic aesthetics.  As we've done with Tannin’s Blackwater/Botanical approach, we're going to focus a lot of energy on the functional AND (far different) aesthetic aspects of the brackish environment than has been embraced before.  

Witness the rise of the botanical-style brackish-water aquarium. A system that embraces natural processes and functionality...And just happens to have a different aesthetic, too! Less emphasis on "sterile" white sand and crystal-clear water, and more emphasis on a functional representation of a tropical, brackish water ecosystem: Muddy, nutrient- rich, filled with mangrove leaves, and stained a bit from tannins. Beautiful in a very different, yet oddly compelling way. Enter the age of the "tinted" brackish-water aquarium! Enter the world of “Estuary.”

All of our aquatic botanicals and other materials are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil and/or soak and thoroughly rinse all botanical materials prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. An additional several days submerged in freshwater with a bag of activated carbon is strongly advised. See our "Aquatic Botanical Preparation" Page for details. 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!