Here we have another amazing little pod, which offers both a cool aesthetic and delightful utility. The "Lampada Pod" is typically split in half, and looks for all the world like a little light bulb in general shape. A very small percentage of them come to us as semi-split pieces, which lends them an almost humorous, "Pac Man-like" appearance! Consider yourself lucky if your package contains one!
As pods go, these are on the smaller size; ranging from about 2.25"-2.5" in length, and about 1.25" to 1.5" wide. They're a dense little pod with an interesting, nut-like outer shell and a woody interior. Lampada Pods really help you evoke the appearance of an Amazonian stream, replete with fallen seeds and such.
Small fishes and shrimp take to them easily, and you'll find young Apistos will occasionally speak refuge in the semi-split pieces, which is pretty cool! We try to include a couple of semi-split pieces in each bag, but expect the vast majority to be halves.
Preparation for these little pods is much like our "Jungle Pods", which means that we're talking about boiling them for at least an hour to get them waterlogged enough to sink. As with our other pods, the prep time, a necessary evil, is totally worth it for the aesthetic reward that these little pods bring.
"Lampada Pods" will leach small amounts of tannins into the water over time, so keep this in mind when using them in your aquarium. Boiling will remove a lot of the initial tannins, but do expect a little "tint" over time.
We include 8 pieces in a package for added value and to help you better employ the aesthetic benefit of these pods in your biotope system.
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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