For most people, an aquarium is a tank filled with water, fish, and a few plants. Although you can build a basic and simple aquarium with those, it's the additional touches that make an aquarium not only more beautiful, but more natural, too. Extras such as sand, rocks, and wood can help recreate an aquatic environment that is similar to one found in the sea.
Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits of adding wood to your aquarium, wood can be used to regulate pH levels in a water tank. For example, driftwood lowers pH levels and softens hard water. Wood also provides a habitat for algae which fish can feed on. Although your fish gets ample food from you, nothing beats a natural diet that appeals to their nstincts.
Wood also provides extra surface area on which nitrifying bacteria can live. This kind of bacteria is important in an aquarium because they break down toxic ammonia and harmful nitrite and convert it to harmless nitrate.
Now that you know the benefits of wood, you'll get a great deal if you get the Zoo Med Mopani Wood Aquarium Tag from Pet Store
. It has a nice, smooth surface which fish can feed off easily once algae form. It also has beautifully textured details that add beauty to your tank. Its mottled color enriches the overall color scheme of the aquarium
, too. Even underwater, it doesn't rot.
The Zoo Med Mopani Wood Aquarium Tag can be used for both aquariums and terrariums.
Smooth surface, textured detail and unique mottled color adds interest and enrichment to habitats Safe for use in aquariums or terrariums Resists rotting Available in a variety of sizes