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Ben's Aquarium blog is a developing resource full of tips and tricks to help build your ecosystem. Every two weeks we upload a new blog post helping to make botanical aquariums easier to keep. If you have a topic you want us to write about please send us a message!

Reverse osmosis water in a bucket containing botanicals to make blackwater h20 for a betta macrostoma aquarium at Betta Botanicals.

A Guide to Using RO Water in Aquariums

Reverse osmosis water is a great option for aquarists of all experience levels, but only after you've conducted proper research. Not only can RO water benefit your aquarium’s ecosystem by...
Green neon tetras swimming in a blackwater aquarium with text "naturally lower the pH of your aquarium" by Betta Botanicals.

How to Naturally Lower the pH of Your Aquarium

The Best and Worst Way to Lower Aquarium pH What is pH and the 'Potential of Hydrogen'? pH is the “potential of hydrogen” which measures hydrogen ion activity within a... Read More
Guide: How to Clean a Blackwater Aquarium

Guide: How to Clean a Blackwater Aquarium

Your new botanical method aquarium or blackwater aquarium is up and running, but when it comes time to clean - where do you start? Should you vacuum the botanical substrate?...
A blackwater and botanical style aquarium with aquarium botanicals by Betta Botanicals.

What is a Blackwater/Botanical Style Aquarium?

Botanical Style Aquariums and Blackwater Aquariums have many similarities, but one main difference. Let's discuss this a little bit in-depth, and hopefully clear the air on what kind of aquariums...
Corydoras acclimating to a botanical style aquarium with aquarium botanicals by Betta Botanicals.

How to Acclimate Fish to a Botanical Aquarium

Discover three different ways to acclimate new fish to botanical aquariums (or really any aquarium setting!). Let's begin...