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Elder Roots from WIO are gnarled, slender roots that can be used to create a creative and sophisticated aquascape. Elder roots can also be used in a terrarium. The crooked roots can be wonderfully planted with moss and small perching plants. Thanks to their dark colour, they form a natural contrast and create a special eye-catcher. Each set contains a different number of roots. This allows you to create a very individual aquascape with each set. Elder Root is pre-packed and it is not possible to select the individual roots.
- Gnarled but narrow roots for the design of aquascapes and terrariums
- Dark roots for high-contrast design options
- Pre-packed sets with different sized root pieces
- For easier processing, please pre-water for 24 hours
- In unit sizes of 300 g available
- Rinse the roots under running water before placing them in the aquarium. Then water for 24 hours.
- Initially, the roots must be secured against floating up; for this purpose, stones are used as weights or anchors, Wood Tight, Moss Cotton or glue for fastening, etc.. Continue until the root is fully soaked and stays down.
- In the early stages, the roots may release tannins that are harmless to the aquarium inhabitants and can slightly colour the water brown. This effect can also be observed in natural blackwater streams. The tannin content in the aquarium can be reduced by changing the water.
- If this colouration is undesirable, the roots can be boiled for a few hours or pre-watered outside the aquarium for about four weeks, so that they release as many tannins as possible.
- A harmless bacterial lawn can also form on the roots, which can look like a layer of mould. It can be vacuumed off without any problems - if necessary, this has to be repeated. It disappears by itself after about four weeks.
WIO's products aim to bring nature into people's daily lives.
WIO designs and delivers products that enable customers to create small to medium sized natural landscapes that stimulate them, reconnect them with nature, and at the same time improve their well-being. Their team of designers, makers and natural artisans create unique products that allow people to fully enjoy nature in their daily lives. The products are designed for the most demanding customers with a special sensitivity to nature, well-being, ecology, design, art and excellence.