20 Gallon Ecosystem Kit

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Material: 20g Eco Kit - NO SUBSTRATE

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Product Description: Our 20-gallon ecosystem kit is designed for aquariums and other bioactive enclosures up to 20 gallons. These kits provide every botanical enthusiast with a diverse and semi-custom package for building an ecosystem. Please email us providing your preference for one type of leaf, seed pod, and bark to include. Your 20-gallon kit will include these items along with enough botanicals to get it up and running for roughly 6 months, depending on the nature of your aquarium inhabitants. We also may include limited edition botanicals not yet on the website If you would like to add an aquarium substrate to this mix, we offer NatureBase Sedimented Substrates as they become available, simply choose the variant that meets your needs. We will include samples of our re-tinting tea bags from our line Betta Tea. Ecosystem Kits include FREE Shipping!!!

Preparation Required. Not for Human Consumption. 

Quantities: 1 pc Exotic Manzanita, 2 pc Branch Manzanita, 4 Large Seed Pods, 2 smaller seed pods, 2 bark pieces, 3 full packs of leaves, 1 pack of small leaves, 20 twigs, 1 pack of cones. Some additional botanicals will be included to finish the look, and samples of our re-tinting tea bags from our line Betta Tea will be included.

Example Quantity might look like this: 1 pc Exotic Manzanita, 2 pc Branch Manzanita, 4c Cocoa Pods, 16c sappan pods, 1x cup Sycamore Maple Bark, 1x 28c bag of guava leaves, 1x 24c bag of jackfruit leaves, 1x 24c bag of Jambolan Leaves, 16 oz bag bamboo leaves, 20c oak twigs, and 60c casuarina cones.

Contant us at info@bettabotanicals.com

Aquarium Botanical FAQs


  1. Please reference our Shipping and Hassle-Free Return Policy at the bottom of the screen. All Products are packaged inside a COMPOSTABLE Ziplock bag and shipped safely to your door. 
  2. Please refer to our botanical preparation instructions. These Botanicals are grown and harvested in pesticide-free environments and It is recommended to use 2-3 botanical pieces per 5 gallons to start, wait 5-7 days or the next water exchange and add some more.
  3. Aquarium botanicals, leaves and seed pods are not for human consumption, ever. 

Commonly Asked Questions:


1) Will botanicals lower the pH of my water?

It entirely depends on your water chemistry. Soft water will allow the botanicals to lower your pH more than if you have medium or hard water. At Betta Botanicals HQ our tap water is Very Hard, ( 350+ppm) and we do not notice a change in water pH unless using Alder Cones or Macaranga leaves.

2) What are the white growths on my botanicals?

White growths are the colonization of biofilms and fungi in the aquarium. We call this the 'goo phase' and it is totally natural. Botanicals are fuel for the ecosystem and the populations of bacteria and fungi will naturally rise and fall.

3) I don't have Bettas, will these botanicals be okay for my fish?

100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums terrariums, vivariums and all natural enclosures.

4) I have goldfish and axolotls, what botanicals should I get?

We DO NOT recommend using botanicals that these fish can ingest. Botanicals like casuarina cones, small alder cones, and live oak are not suited for these animals. Large aquarium leaves like Indian almond, loquat, and jackfruit are preferred. 

5) When should I replace aquarium leaves?

We recommend letting aquarium leaves and seed pods entirely break down into beneficial detritus. You can absolutely remove them after they don’t release tannins anymore, you just don’t get all potential benefits of leaving them in the aquarium. 

Betta Botanicals Shipping and DOA Policy

All products from Betta Botanical show live shipping rates from your prefered carrier. We offer FREE shipping on USA orders over $50. Aquatic Plants have an additional $8 charge as they require expedited shipping which is either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2Day, depending on your location. Wood has a Flat Shipping fee of $8. If an item has an assigned shipping $ value to it, this $ value is applied even when the order total qualifies for free shipping due to shipping costs, packing material, and time to carefully package your products.

When do you ship live plants?

Live plants ship Mondays and Tuesdays for orders received by 9pm PST on the previous day. Live plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Express 2Day. Live arrival is guaranteed as long as you follow the DOA Policy below.

How long does my order take to ship?

Live plant orders are only shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays to prevent them from being held over the weekend at the post office. This means it could take 6 days for your order to ship (live plant orders placed monday evenings after 9pm, ship the following Monday morning). Orders containing only botanicals will ship within 1-4 business days. Thank you!

What is Your DOA Policy?

Email us at info@bettabotanicals.com with photos of your plants within 2 hrs of delivery notification with the shipping carrier of the plants inside of the bag. Do not order plants if they will have to sit inside of your mailbox for an entire workday in 85+ degrees or in temps below freezing. Plants are perishable and we reserve the right to hold shipments until stable weather conditions on our end of shipping. Plants are not duckweed or snail free.

Do I have to Follow the Preparation Instructions?

We strongly recommend following the botanical preparation instructions. These instructions ensure that any 'potential contaminants' are removed if they find their way onto your leaves, bark, and seed pods.



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