Tannin "Vida de Cima" (40-Piece Aquatic Botanical Sampler Pack)

There is something magical about the rainy season in the tropics...

The life-giving rains replenish the waters, filling shallow or dry tributaries with water. And, in the process,  botanical materials, like seeds, leaves, plant pieces, and pods fall into the water from overhanging trees, where they work their way into nooks and crannies on the bottom of these now emersed areas. These materials will gradually decompose, adding tannins, humic substances, and organics into the water column, enriching the environment for the growth of algae, fungi, and microorganisms, which will form the basis of the food chain that will support all life in these streams.

"Vida de Cima" literally means "life from above" in Portuguese, and we think this assortment expresses that, and beautifully represents what you'd find in a formerly dry streambed after the rains hit. This beautiful pack includes some items not found in our variety packs before, and each one will help capture a certain "look" for your aquascape, when used alone, or in conjunction with some "a la carte" items or packs from our collection! This pack features 5 "Couro Casca Pods", 4 "Helix Pods", 6 "Estelo Pods", 8 "Onda Rio", 3 "Heart Pods", 6 Jackfruit leaves, 6 Nano Catappa, 1 "Rio Fruta", and 1 "Ceu Fruta", in a sexy Tannin jute bag!

All of these items require some preparation before use, as outlined in our "Aquatic Botanical Preparation" section.

NOTE: As these are natural products, the exact appearance of the items you receive will differ slightly from this shown in the photo. The photo serves to give you an idea 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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