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Tannin Aquatics

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We receive more and more questions related to the establishment and long-term maintenance of "New Botanical"-style aquariums, and we are excited, because it's an indication that more and more hobbyists are keen on the idea of establishing and keeping one of these aquariums. Besides, it periodically warrants a review!


When you first establish an aquarium with botanicals, be they leaves, seed pods, or even wood- there is a significant release of not only tannins, but some organics as well. It's important to consider botanicals as not only "aquascaping props", but as materials that can both enrich and tax the aquarium environment, depending upon how they are added. (click to read more)

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