These cones are another great "media" for providing beneficial tannins and humic acids, have been utilized by aquarium hobbyists in Europe for some time. When it comes to "tint-imparting" capabilities, the Birch cone, from the tree Betula occidentalis, is on par with the Alder Cone! Our Birch Cones are collected just for us in areas that are free from pollutants, insecticides, and pesticides.
We'd recommend a starting quantity of about 5-6 for every 10 gallons of aquarium capacity, at least to start. In addition to imparting a nice brownish tint, they can definitely lower the pH of soft water. Proceed slowly to gauge for yourself the effect that these little cones can impart into your aquarium water!
PREPARATION: We like to steep them in boiling water for about 20 minutes or so prior to use. This helps saturate them so they sink, and releases any surface dirt.
ORIGIN: North America
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!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As these are a natural product, expect variation in the appearance of the cones that you will receive.
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