Our promise of quality
All of our products from the categories of woods, stones, layouts and ornaments come from verified sources and are specially pre-sorted for aquatic needs.
Every single copy goes through our quality check before cleaning and logistical sorting.
All woods and stones are examined for possible traces of visible chemical contamination. This can happen, for example, through mechanical treatment in the countries of origin. Wood and stones with color markings from packaging or traces of oil are first sorted out and subjected to a special cleaning process.
Hygienic standards and storage
In the past few years, keeping ornamental fish free of parasites has become more and more important. High hygienic standards in the storage of our products mean that our natural woods and stones are also suitable for keeping fish free from parasites.
All of our products are ...
✔ Sorted and individually checked for aquarium requirements
✔ Cleaned and / or sandblasted
✔ Not treated with chemicals
✔ Safe for shrimp and other sensitive aquarium inhabitants
Our quality promise is based on years of experience in dealing with decorative wood.
In recent years the interest in high quality decorative elements for aquariums has grown steadily. The decorative wood is of particular importance here.
The consequences of rotting wood in the aquarium were already known 20 years ago. In the comparatively large and sparsely furnished aquariums of that time, this could still be tolerated, but the right wood in today's nanocubes with the sensitive living beings (e.g. shrimps) inside is essential.
Of course, the fascination of aquascaping extends far beyond nano aquaristics. Large aquariums are also associated with the demands of professional aquascaping. One example is the Amazon basin, which is prominent due to its many filigree roots. This corresponds to the natural habitat of numerous demanding cichlid species such as the discus fish.
Discus cichlids are extremely sensitive to external stressors such as organic pollution caused by rot in the ground or on a faulty root. Many discus fish keepers therefore prefer not to use natural decorations, although the natural social behavior of these cichlids only comes into play under spatial structures, as is the case, for example, under roots that protrude from above.
Even among the few aquascappers who operate their aquariums exclusively for the sake of underwater gardening - i.e. without fish, shrimps or snails - the right choice is a central criterion when setting up. Unsuitable wood, which decays and rots under water over time, not only forms the wrong basis for the design aspect, it also affects the biochemistry of the aquarium water. Rotting wood causes cloudy water and algae growth.
The enormous variety of decorative woods that are now commercially available makes it difficult to make the right purchase decision. Products with the same trade name but different appearance, negative reviews from forums and prejudices can pose a problem for the searching layperson. Because only special woods are actually suitable for permanent use in the aquarium.
Ignorance of how to deal with the woods often leads to incorrect sorting in retail. Some unsuitable wood finally ends up in an aquarium, where it often latently leads to unspecific problems.
Thanks to many years of experience in dealing with decorative woods, we can fall back on extensive knowledge and have been cooperating with suppliers of high-quality decorative woods for years.
It is important to us to stand up for the quality of the products purchased from us in the long term.