pH-lowering alder cones are a great alternative to cholla wood. Just as practical and aesthetically pleasing as the driftwood, and serve some of the same purposes!
These miniature pine cones make a charming decoration in any aquarium, but they also serve some very useful purposes. Alder cones are a natural way to lower and buffer pH. They also release tannins that help prevent fungal infections and fight bacteria in aquariums. The cones add a natural beauty to any aquarium in which they are placed, and dwarf shrimp particularly love to graze for biofilm on the surfaces of the cones.
Each alder cone is about 1/2 inch to 1 inch in length. We advise starting with a small amount of cones and monitoring the pH before adding more. We suggest boiling your cones prior to putting them in your tank, this will avoid excess tannins (which can cause your water to turn yellow or brown) and ensure nothing harmful is introduced into the aquarium. The cones may take one to two days to sink to the bottom of your tank.
Current Price: 5.25
Stock Level: 50
Store Name: Battle Born Aquatics Store
Seller Country: United States
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