Dried "Heart Pods" (Package of 6)

Lovers of "aquatic" botanicals, rejoice!  Finally, we offer a pod that sinks WITHOUT HAVING TO BOIL IT! Yup, you heard us! The "Heart Pod" is totally cool; a small (typically average about 3/4" on the small side, to 1.25" on the large side), woody seed pod that looks great as a substrate "enhancer" for your aquarium. Largely inert, the coloration effect on the water is minimal, in our experience. They are carefully collected as fallen specimens from areas free of pesticides or other contaminants, gently cleaned, and sun dried.  

"Heart Pods" live up to their name. They're almost "woody" in appearance and texture, and are split in half, with an interesting heart-shaped cavity on the inside of the pod. Highly variable in color, some look very "woody", while others take on a sort of "bleached" appearance after drying. They make PERFECT little "props" for your tropical stream biotope, where branches, seeds, and pods like these fall in and accumulate, adding to the richness of the biotope. We absolutely love, LOVE these pods. 

These pods are pretty much ready to go, with a thorough rinse/soak in fresh water being the only real prep work required before using them. As mentioned above, they are pretty hard on the outside, but they may leach a small amount of tannins into the water over the long term. 

These delicate looking, yet very durable pods are really great "accents" to use in a variety of biotope situations, and we're sure that you'll love them just as much as we do!


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. 

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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