Betta Tea™ - Blackwater Botanical Tea Bags
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Betta Botanicals developed Betta Tea™ in the Spring of 2021 to solve the issue of re-tinting a botanical aquarium. We went beyond just brewed tea in the aquarium and we combined a very nice blend of pure and natural botanicals that we feel do a better job than your standard conventional tea.
There comes a time in our botanical aquariums when our tanks "just have too many botanicals" and the ecosystem cannot handle adding more leaves... Betta Tea™ solves this problem.
Hues of Betta Tea:
Now, we know there are many 'blackwater re-tinting botanical tea bags' out there on the market, and here is what sets ours apart:
How to use: We recommend using 1 Betta Tea™ Bag per 5-10 gallons of aquarium water as a starting point. Betta Tea™ can be placed into a mug of boiling water and steeped until the water has dropped to room temperature and then added directly to the aquarium. Betta Tea™ Bags can also be placed directly into the aquarium, canister filter, HOB filter, or above your sponge filter. Remove Betta Tea™ from the aquarium or filter after 3 days and give the tea bag one residual squeeze to release the tannins inside the botanical tea bag.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Quantities: Each order of Betta Tea™ comes with 32 individual tea bags.
Not for Human Consumption!!! NO PREPARATION REQUIRED!!!
Aquarium Botanical Location: Indonesia.
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.
easy to use and great color.
Adding tannins to my betta tank has never been easier! Blackwater botanical tea bags make it fast and fun to provide my boy with wonderful benefits.
You get A LOT of tea bags. Came perfectly and tans the water fast and effectively.