Plant Characteristics

Important Characteristics of Our Products

1. Buoyancy – Most of our plants are buoyant. Either with plastic of low specific gravity or with a hollow capsule. Note: in some cases a strong current can force the plants to lay down.

2. Flexibility – Materials are flexible.

3. Durability – With care, the plants can last five years or more in an aquarium environment.

4. Color – Color is important! It is our goal to match the hue, intensity, and translucency of living plants.

5. Methods for anchoring to substrate – In many plants, we have threaded anchors available. With these, the plants can be easily installed and removed repeatedly for service or cleaning.

6. Note of caution – Most of our materials are heat sensitive!

To avoid distortion, damage or even melting, before installation or during service, do not expose the plants to direct sunlight, hot light or other heat sources.

When installing Giant Kelp strands into cold water from room temperature, they should not be placed in the water coiled up as they might remain in a coiled shape.