One of our favorite wood types for aquarium use is Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), and the bark of this unique tree is no exception. It's texturally interesting, aesthetically beautiful, and packed with tannins. It creates not only an interesting hardscape accent, but an environmental enhancement as well.
A Tannin Aquatics exclusive, these bark pieces come to us from our source in Hawaii, where they are legally collected and prepared for aquarium use. As it turns out, the Red mangrove is invasive in Hawaii, and the local government and USDA are all too happy for us to take this material off of their hands!
These bark strips will impart a deep "tint" to the water that we love so much around here. And, they have a nice "streabed" aesthetic!
PREPARATION: Boil them for a few minutes, followed by a brief soak in fresh water to achieve complete saturation (and to get them to sink!) prior to use.
ORIGIN: Honolulu, HI U.S.A.
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.
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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