In aquascaping, and especially in natural aquariums, the use of roots and driftwood has become absolutely popular. With roots you can create gigantic layouts in the middle ground of an aquarium. By tying on mosses and perching plants like java fern, congo fern, mosses or even anubias and bucephalandra, you bring an incredibly natural, very primordial character to the aquarium.
The roots that you can buy here in the online store are all suitable for more sensitive shrimp species and can be used without hesitation in the dwarf shrimp aquarium.
Some species, such as the Red Bog Root and Spiderwood, do not sink right away when they are dry. In this case, we recommend that you first water the roots separately for some time until they have soaked up water and sink. Alternatively, of course, you can simply weight the roots down by placing stones on top of them (they can be removed after some time when the root is fully soaked) or screw them to a slate plate with a stainless steel screw, which will later disappear under the aquarium gravel. Another option would be to attach a suction cup to plop the roots to the glass bottom plate of the aquarium.
You do not need to pre-water wet packed bogwood for such a long time, it will sink right away . However, it is advisable to rinse these bog roots or at least rinse them very thoroughly, as they are preserved with salt, which you do not necessarily want to have in the aquarium water. Mopani wood also sinks immediately due to its high density.
Here in the store you will find all kinds of roots for all types of design. With the very filigree appearing Spiderwood pieces, natural tree branches and also with the finely branched Red Bog Root you can create light, almost ethereal aquascapes, which can be somewhat "grounded" by tying on perching plants such as mosses, ferns, Anubias and Bucephalandra. With the somewhat coarser pieces of bogwood, mopani and mangrove roots, somewhat more massive layouts with more massive pieces of wood can be implemented well. Quite ideal for the middle ground in a large aquarium or as an eye-catcher and focal point in a smaller nano tank.
Roots with suction cups are excellent for providing another level in the aquarium for more bottom-dwelling animals such as dwarf shrimp, fan shrimp, dwarf crayfish, crayfish and snails. Here, too, you can wonderfully tie up moss cushions or grow perching plants.