Sweet Gum Tree Pods For Natural looking fish tank release tannins acid which increase fish health
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Sweet Gum Tree Pods
Sweet Gum Tree Pods

Sweet Gum Tree Pods

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at support@splashyfishstore.com.

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

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A favourite among shrimp keepers in Southeast Asia, they provide shelter for shrimplets and make an excellent alternative food source for Neocaridina, Taiwan and Crystal Bee shrimp. Their unique appearance will add a new element to any biotope blackwater aquascape and are gaining popularity among many aquascapers and shrimp keepers in the west.

Tannins Released: High

All our botanicals are organically sourced, free from harmful pesticides and naturally sun-dried without the use of chemicals.

Pack of Dried Sweet Gum Tree Pods 10 pcs.

(Pod size ~ approx. 1.5” ea.)

These pods are pre-cleaned, boiled, and dried before packaging.
- Sweet gum tree pods will develop a thin ‘bio-film’ surrounding the leaves under normal, healthy tank conditions.
- Pods will dissolve over time and should be removed from the tank when they appear to breakdown excessively, become very soft, or begin to dissolve.

The pretty pineapple-like cone may appear unfamiliar to many aquarium hobbyists in the American region, yet they have been used and introduced to the hobby in Asia for years. 

Casuarina cones, much like Alder or Birch cones, are best known for the impressive capacity of releasing tannin and creating a ‘blackwater’ atmosphere in aquariums with just a small number of botanicals. They are cones from Casuarina equisetifolia or "Australian Pine Tree” which are widely found in many Asia regions. Casuarina cones are pretty small (about half an inch to 1 inch in length); however, if compared to other cones, they are larger and ‘fatter’ in general. 

The cones also seem to be superior to Alder and Birch cones in both aspects of staying intact and producing tannin for a longer time. Such feature makes it the favorite of many skilled aquascapers since they can create a striking ‘blackwater’ aquarium without adding or replacing the cones with the new ones many times. Moreover, Casuarina cones are best recommended for shrimp tanks as these tiny creatures like to forage for biofilm which is occasionally found in these botanicals.

Casuarina cones are also reported for the capacity of lowering pH levels. Nonetheless, its influence is not as significant as Alder, or even Birch. However, Casuarina cones do impact water chemistry in your tank which makes the use and the quantity of cones put in the aquarium considered carefully. 

What You Can Expect From This Botanical:

  • Excellent tannin-production capacity

  • Wonderful shape similar to pineapples yet in mini size

  • Allow shrimp to forage for biofilm

How To Use: 

Either putting the cones directly into the tank or employing them through a filter or media are both accepted. Note that the tannin-release of Casuarina cones does not last permanently. After a specific time, you have to replace the current with new Casuarina cones if you still wish for the effect.

For more information about Casuarina Cones and how to use or benefit from such cones, see here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
David Jones
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I was turned on to this at the store. Geat idea

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