AQUATICBLENDEDFOODS A DIVISION OF SIGNLANDUSA This listing is for (12) RED BEE MINERAL BALLS + (20) FREE ALDER CONES & (3) 3″ CHOLLA WOOD CHOLLA WOOD All our Cholla is Harvested from free standing Cholla. This means the wood has not been on ground collecting fungi,moisture ect. It is also Thorn/spike free! %100 ORGANIC, not harvested from farmlands or cattle pastures. Cholla Wood is a fantastic and natural way to lower and buffer PH. It also has benefit for shrimps tank and shrimp love to graze for biofilm on the surfaces of the wood or hide in there while/after molting. To prepare the wood before putting in aquarium, simply boil it or soak in hot water for a day to remove excess tannins and to make it sink. RED BEE MINERAL BALLS SIZE – 8mm – LIFESPAN – 1 -2 YEARS Benefits Benefits- Absorb harmful toxins. Helps to purify your tank’s water. Improves the overall health and well being of your shrimps. Has antibacterial properties. Releases minerals in the water. Keeps toxins and impurities at safe levels between water changes, thus doesn’t release excess of nutrients when disturbed. Helps inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, further improves water quality and clarity. Eliminates harmful toxins that can build up rapidly in heavily stocked tank. Usage- Put Red Bee Mineral Balls directly inside your tank or filter. The Red Bee ball will absorb impurities from your tank overtime. Use only 1 Red Bee Mineral ball per 2 gallons of water. Replace every 1 – 1.5 years. Alder Cones Effects and Benefits of Alder Cones In a lower pH, the bacterial density also is low, which can help prevent bacterial infections and hatch shrimp eggs properly. Besides, fungi also grow worse in an acid surrounding. So, we have this reaction chain: the alder cones release humid acids to the water the humid acids will lower the hardness and therefore the pH a lower pH reduces the density of bacteria and fungi.