Back to Nature - the Original

Back to Nature - the inventors of the aquarium background. That is why we take the liberty to call 'Back to Nature - the Original'. All aquarium backgrounds are “Made in Sweden” from natural patterns. The result is extremely realistic background with individual colors - no two products are exactly alike. Our products encourage you to create your own, unique aquarium scape. All products can simply cut and modified - backgrounds and modules easily combined.

What is a Back to Nature background?

Back to Nature backgrounds are deceptively realistic three-dimensional landscapes that can be used in aquariums and terrariums. They can partially or completely cover the rear glass wall and transform the aquarium into an exciting, lifelike environment in which the animals can thrive. Back to Nature backgrounds (BTNs) not only look good, they also have practical uses: Most animals feel more secure and can orientate themselves better.

In fact, some species do not even display their natural behaviour in “empty” aquariums. Another clear advantage is that all the technical equipment can be installed out of site behind the Back to Nature. The ideal solution is to install a large biological filter behind the Back to Nature that is effective for several years without having to be cleaned.

Friendly aquatic environment

The materials in Back to Nature backgrounds consist among other things of a polyurethane mixture that has been tested for many years.

The backgrounds do not give off any chemical substances that could be any way harmful to fish, plants or other living organisms, neither do they influence the chemical composition of the water. Back to Nature backgrounds can therefore be used in all types of aquarium, both freshwater and saltwater.

Friendly aquatic environment

The materials in Back to Nature backgrounds consist

Hard and Durable Surface

Due to our special manufacturing process, the surfaces

Unique Coloration of the Material

Back to Nature backgrounds are coloured by a unique

Aging with Beauty

Back to Nature has been on the market since 1994 – the

The History

When the Swedish Back to Nature aquarium backgrounds were introduced for the first time on a grand scale, 1994 at the Interzoo fair in Nuremberg, Germany (the largest pet trade fair in the world), they caused a tremendous sensation. They were a nearly perfect imitation of nature, down to the last detail. So much in fact, that many visitors couldn’t believe there were not real rocks and trees in the aquariums.

There was another novel feature about these backgrounds – they could be installed inside the aquarium thus making it possible to install filter material, pumps, heaters etc. behind the background and therefore keeping all of the technical equipment out of sight. A new trend within the aquarium trade was born − “Back to Nature”.

After the introduction, the first large scale production unit was built up in Kopparberg, Sweden. Soon it was too small, and production was moved to larger facilities. New models were designed and developed, more trade shows were attended. In 2003, production had grown enormously as compared with the initial years, and the production facilities had once again become too small. For this reason, founder Joel Malmström bought a large factory building (also located in Kopparberg) with ample space for larger and much more effective production.

Throughout the years, there have been countless attempts to introduce copies of these unique backgrounds onto the pet and aquarium market, However, Back to Nature remains the undisputed number one when it comes to beauty, durability and quality.

Today Back to Nature is a well-established and leading brand in the pet trade. Back to Nature is still produced and distributed throughout Sweden and exported to a network of distributors located across the globe.

In 2015 the German company AquaLogistik GmbH takes over the operations after the death of the company founder Joel Malmström. Since then, the Swedish company structure has been divided as follows; Marketing and sales through Germany as well as production and shipping via Sweden.

The Team

Uwe Sporleder

General Manager

Uwe Sporleder

General Manager

Daniel Heerz

Marketing and Sales Manager

Sebastian Mozol

Factory Manager

Oliver Knott