Botanical Box For Aquariums and Shrimp
This botanical box has a great assortment for your fish aquarium or shrimp tank. Lots of variety in structure and texture, and will produce tannins for your water. Included in the box are the following items:
3 EA Cholla Wood 3"
3 EA Indian Almond (Catappa) Leaves
3 EA Malaysian Bamboo Leaves
3 EA Banana Leaves
3 EA Guava Leaves
3 EA Catappa Bark
24 EA Alder Cones
1 EA Cholla Wood 4"
1 EA Cholla Wood 6"
6 EA Indian Almond (Catappa) Leaves
6 EA Malaysian Bamboo Leaves
6 EA Banana Leaves
6 EA Guava Leaves
6 EA Jackfruit Leaves
6 EA Catappa Bark
48 EA Alder Cones
2 EA Cholla Wood 4"
2 EA Cholla Wood 6"
12 EA Indian Almond (Catappa) Leaves
12 EA Malaysian Bamboo Leaves
12 EA Banana Leaves
12 EA Guava Leaves
12 EA Jackfruit Leaves
12 EA Catappa Bark
96 EA Alder Cones
Many botanicals including, leaves, cones, wood, and other surprise botanicals and food for your needs.
- Premium Grade A leaves and botanicals.
- Provides natural food source for shrimps.
- Anti-fungal properties to help fight off Infection.
- Releases tannin into the water which contains healing properties.
- Helps lower the pH in water.
Before using the leaves in your aquarium, we recommend soaking them in fresh water for a few days to let them become waterlogged and to leach off some of the tannins. Then, you can place them on the bottom of your aquarium as a functional and aesthetic substrate enhancer, or place them into a filter sock and use them simply as a filter media to help promote "blackwater" conditions in your aquarium.
Just how many leaves to use depends upon what type of effect you're looking for. We recommend starting off slowly, with about 2 Medium Size Catappa leaves for every 10 gallons of capacity. There is no real "recipe" for how much...This is just a "rule of thumb" that we've used over the years. Your experience may vary!
Please 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.
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
Due to natural variations of leaves, each one will appear different. The photo is a representation of what to expect.