"Substrate Fino" is a totally natural, sustainably-sourced, and highly functional substrate enhancement media that will give your biotope all the authenticity, aesthetic boost, and functionality that you'd want from a substrate material!
It has a very fine, almost soil-like consistency, and We're thinking that it would be perfect to incorporate into a substrate of a planted blackwater aquarium, or to utilize with other substrate materials to create a realistic simulation of a tropical stream or pool substrate.
It's so fine, that we think it could be a cool substrate for spawning fishes like Nothobranchius and other annual killifiishes!
PREPARATION: We recommend boiling the material for approximately 30 minutes (plus or minus a few minutes), because it's a very lightweight material that doesn't sink unless it's properly saturated. (TIP: Use a lot more water than "Substrato" for easier preparation!) We like to soak it in room temperature fresh water afterwards for a few days or so before ultimately using it, as the initial burst of discoloring tannins is quite significant! Replace the "soak water" periodically.
ORIGIN: Southeast Asia
NOTE: This is a natural product, and display variation in color, size, and texture. Each botanical 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!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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