10 Gallon Ecosystem Kit
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Product Description: Our 10-gallon ecosystem kit is meant for aquariums up to 10 gallons, for smaller tanks you will want to cut the wood pieces provided or get creative in having them reach into the aquarium. Ecosystem aquarium kits provide beginner to expert botanical method aquarium enthusiasts with a semi-custom package for building an ecosystem. Please email us providing your preference for one type of leaf, seed pod, and bark to include. We will include these along with enough aquarium botanicals to get the tank established and last 6 months depending on the nature of your aquarium and its inhabitants. We will also include botanicals we don't currently have listed on the website. If you would like to add NatureBase Sedimented Substrate it will be an option as they become available, simply choose the variant that meets your needs. Ecosystem Kits include FREE Shipping!!!
Preparation Required. Not for Human Consumption.
Quantities: 1 pc Exotic Manzanita, 1 pc Branch Manzanita, 2 Large Seed Pods, 2 smaller seed pods, 2 bark pieces, 2 full packs of leaves, 1/2 pack of small leaves, 10 twigs, 1/2 pack of cones. Additional botanicals will be included compared to the photos, and samples of our re-tinting tea bags from our line Betta Tea will be included as they are available.
Example Quantity might look like this: 1pc Exotic Manzanita, 1 pc Branch Manzanita, 2 Sterculia Pods, 8 sappan pods, 1 cup Sycamore Maple Bark, 1 28c bag of guava leaves, 1 24c bag of jackfruit leaves, 8oz bamboo leaves, 10 oak twigs, and 30 casuarina cones.
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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.
I got a very pleasant result using the some botanicals from the kit. The small AIO tank is about a 4 gallons with Betta fish and Panther Crab and Rabbit Snail. Looks very nice and all community seems to be happy :) Thanks a lot!
You couldn't ask for a better mix to establish a black water tank! Your fish will thank you!