Liquid Gardens Alder Cones 25pk

Liquid Gardens Alder Cones 25pk

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Black Alder Cones are the catkins, or the flower cluster, of the alder tree (Alnus glutinosa). Commonly used in the aquarium trade to buffer water due to their high tannin content, and antimicrobial properties. Black Alder cones are also a great addition to your terrarium. Like Magnolia seed pods, their unique shape and texture can add depth to your terrarium. While also providing your clean-up crew with an excellent food source. Black alder cones also have an incredible amount of surface area for young isopods (mancae) & micro-fauna to live in.


Once placed in an aquarium, the cones will float until becoming waterlogged over the course of 1 to 2 days, and they will then begin to sink. Alder cones can be replaced every 3 to 4 weeks or left to be eaten by aquatic animals over time as they decay.

NOTE: Alder cones leach healthy tannins into the water, which can cause slight discoloration. This discoloration is healthy and not a sign of polluted water.

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