It's always amazing what you find when you talk to fellow blackwater aquarium enthusiasts! These awesome botanicals were brought to our attention from a fellow "Tinter", who's used them for some time in his aquariums with great results!
This is a beautiful, woody-textured botanical, which is durable, unique, and very long lasting. In fact, we know of one hobbyist who's had them in an aquarium for over two years! Ours come 6 to a package, so you can work them nicely into a variety of hardscape situations. They're beautiful and very clean.!
"Ebano Pods" range in size from approximately 3 to 6 inches (10.16 to 15.24 cm) in length and 1 to 1.25 inches (2.54 to 3.18 cm) wide.
Despite their hard exterior, they give off a respectable amount of tannins when submerged, so you're getting a nice combination of aesthetics, durability and "tint capability" in one cool package! They take about 30 minutes of continuous boiling in order to sink. We typically will let them soak overnight in some fresh water afterwards to really waterlog them before adding them to an aquarium, but you don't have to (You know we're obsessive about this stuff).
Like many pods with durable shells, they will recruit some beneficial biofilms shortly after they're submerged. They form a terrific locale for fishes to forage on, and even make a great spawning substrate for some fishes as well. All in all, a near perfect combo of durability and beauty!
NOTE: These are a natural product, and display variation in color, size, and texture. Each pod is unique! The photo serves as a reasonable representation of what to expect. Sizes may vary depending upon seasonal availability and other factors, so the range given is estimated.
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
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