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Ben's Aquarium Blog » Decomposing Leaves

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!

The Importance of Aquarium Substrates for Botanical Method Aquariums

The Importance of Aquarium Substrates for Botanical Method Aquariums

Discover the art of creating a naturalistic substrate for your botanical method aquarium. This guide dives into using organic materials like leaves, twigs, and roots to craft a substrate that...
Bioactive Vivarium Build Guide for Pacific Tree Frogs - Part 1

Bioactive Vivarium Build Guide for Pacific Tree Frogs - Part 1

Discover the captivating world of bioactive vivariums for Pacific Tree Frogs, creating self-sustaining ecosystems that mimic their natural habitat. This guide will lead you through enclosure selection, substrate choices, and...
Leaf litter in a botanical style aquarium by Betta Botanicals.

Should You Remove Old Aquarium Leaves? NOPE!

We recommend leaving the leaves in to get the most benefits from them. When it's time to replenish the leaves, simply add more on top of the old.