Woods as Decorative Feature

Woods as Decorative Feature

The particular woods for the aquarium are an extremely common decorative element. Apart from the advantages of purely aesthetic nature, they consist of another feature, they are a constant source of tannins. The purchase of wood is not particularly difficult, as practically every aquarium store offers them. The selection of products of this type is extremely rich and is a much better idea rather than using the woods found by hand that may contain undesirable substances and microorganisms.

The choice depends on the needs

When choosing the woods for the aquarium we should first of all think about the final effect we want to achieve. Individual wood species differ in their properties - shape, weight, displacement, colour, etc. However, when choosing the woods we should pay attention to two essential factors. Firstly the texture of the wood and secondly the way it branches out.

Popular wood types

The most sought-after and at the same time the most difficult to access woods are those characterised by strong branching. Sandblasted in order to get rid of the bark, they are then characterised by a light colour, which darkens with time, giving the woods an extremely interesting aesthetic value. They are also extremely light, so
they require an additional load. Creative aquarium compositions can be created with the help of relatively fast sinking, dark brown woods of marsh pine. They are characterised by an exceptionally impressive structure and guarantee an interesting visual effect.

Water colouring

Each wood placed in the reservoir is coloured, to a greater or lesser extent, by the water that fills it. It is a natural process of natural dyes and humus which are beneficial factors that disinfect water and inhibit algae growth entering it. If the resulting visual effect does not suit us, then a simple change of water a little more often will suffice or using active carbon which is safe for fish.

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