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Blackwater Aquariums

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Blackwater Aquariums

How do we create such an environment? We can either tint the water by adding tannic acid directly into the water. Or a much more aesthetically appealing and natural approach is to add botanicals. 

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Supplier product spotlight - Sera Catappa Leaves

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Supplier product spotlight - Sera Catappa Leaves

This month our supplier spotlight shines on Sera, the red and yellow brand from Germany. Each month, we will pick out one of the best selling products from our ‘Brand of the month’ and take a closer look at what makes this particular product so great.    So, let’s take a look at Seras Catappa Leaves, also known as Indian Almond Leaves. What are they, why do we use them and what are the benefits of using them? First of all, it's probably worth noting that the leaves actually come from The Terminalia catappa tree and, like most trees, the...

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