NZ Exotic Wood M 30cm

NZ Exotic Wood M 30cm

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A collection of rare hardwoods only available from us under our Aqua Natural Brand.

These beautiful woods hail from the Southern Island of New Zealand. During the changes of seasons in the Southern Alpine Mountains strong weather events cause massive “slips” in rocky areas covered in native New Zealand Hardwood Trees.

These trees are broken up and washed down the mountains into the ice gold glacial rivers.

Slowing they make their way towards the West Coast Ocean River mouths. The twists and turns on this long trip naturally remove all the bark and oils from the wood resulting in a paper smooth final work of art.

  • The purifying water of the pristine rivers also wash away any tannins and oils from the woods.
  • 100% Sustainably collected under license
  • All hardwood NZ species Heavy and will sink
  • Very light in tannins
  • Will not rot
  • 100% safe for aquariums and terrariums
    Q: How much is postage cost?
    A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $150.

    Q: Where do we ship ?
    A: We ship Australia wide but Live stock are not shipped to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

    Q: When will out of stock item be back?
    A: Stock are updated every day. So you just have to come back to website to see if it is back in stock.

    Q: Can I return the item back?
    A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


    We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

    We do ship dry goods.
    Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

    Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

    Clean bucket or container large enough 
    Airline tubing
    Air pump (optional but recommended)
    Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
    Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


    Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

    Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
    Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

    Step 3: Start the drip

    Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
    Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

    Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

    Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
    The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

    Step 5: Monitor the process

    Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
    Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

    Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

    If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

    Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

    Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

    Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

    After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
    By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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