'Blackwater' Botanicals Variety Pack
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Product Description: The 'Blackwater' Botanicals Variety Pack releases an amazing rich dark brown/red hue to the water, and gives the look and color of a blackwater environment suitable for many species of blackwater-loving fish like bettas, tetras, and Apistogramma. The coconut husks in this pack have the ability to mildly lower the pH and mineral content in your aquarium, as it has a high cation exchange capacity, just like peat! We add shredded catappa bark, which is full of tannins and adds diversity to the substrate bed. We also throw in a generous handful of bamboo leaves, as their white color really pops in the dark water produced by this botanical pack. We add a couple of other bits and pieces and mix them into our compostable packaging and in the end, it provides you with a great botanical variety pack that really tints your water.
Learn: In our botanical aquarium hobby, the term 'Blackwater' gets thrown at any aquarium with tinted water. It’s used as a characteristic of aquariums with darkly tinted water, and an abundance of botanicals, but it anesthesia the water is low in pH. However the formation of 'blackwater' has a chemical and geological definition to it that can't be replicated entirely in the home aquarium, and the term 'Blackwater Inspired' might be a better defining term for dark water in our aquariums.
Not for Human Consumption. Preparation Required.
Quantities: 1 cup Coconut Coir, a small handful of oak twig pieces, a small handful of alder cones, 2 large handfuls of bamboo leaves, a couple of pieces of catappa bark bark chunks, 5 loquat leaves. Sizes range. This is a natural product; variation between leaves and botanicals is expected.
Aquarium Botanical Location: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and 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.
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.
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.
As always, arrived on time, excellently packaged! I will keep ordering again and again.
love love love these botanicals
I ordered various pods very happy with them. The leave mix seemed to have more bamboo leaves than other varieties other than that very happy with the product
I really like the variety in this pack. Will definitely buy again when needed