Bamboo Leaf Litter
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Product Description: A leaf perfect for a Southeast Asian "Biotope Inspired" botanical method aquarium, the Bamboo Leaf is a delicate, yet durable plant for the job. High in Calcium, they make a great addition to shrimp tanks, or the serious Bee Shrimp keeper looking to recreate their natural biotope with some moss and rocks.
Bamboo plants are cultivated in domestic gardens around the globe, and their native range extends from South East Asia, the Islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and the furthest Southern portions of the USA. Our Bamboo leaves are naturally fallen, sun-dried, and washed by our suppliers. They are a great choice if you are new to using botanicals, as they last a long time in your aquarium. Our use of them in our Southeast Asian Biotope-inspired aquariums is just showing signs of deteriorating at the three-month mark, and those kept with our shrimp have been consumed in a matter of weeks.
Though quite low, their aesthetics are unmatched, and their tannin levels provide a soft yellow hue to your botanical aquarium. The leaves range in size from 3"-7” long, and roughly 0.5"-1" wide, making them amazing for adding details to small aquariums.
Not for Human Consumption. Preparation Required.
Quantities: 12 ounces by volume Bamboo Leaves. Sizes range. This is a natural product, and variation between leaves and botanicals is expected.
Aquarium Botanical Location: USA, North America.
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.
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.
100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums terrariums, vivariums and all natural enclosures.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
I have used these in both my aquariums and my isopod bins. The isopods eat them up real quick and in the aquarium they provide a soft layer at the bottom that my shrimp seem to love hiding within.