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Old 28-04-2016, 05:55 PM
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Just set up Bubbles bioactive viv. What you guys think? Any feedback be appreciated. Thank you

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Old 28-04-2016, 06:25 PM
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Looks like a great start, my only advice for now is to dump the plastics and use real rock. It retains heat, so your energy bills will be less and does not pose a VOC risk

You can use aquarium sealer or dowels to make caves and hides from slate if you wish..

In a viv of that size 2-3 tubs of springtails will need to be added to start the culture off, maintain a good soil humidity and feed them so that they grow and reproduce.

Now for the fun part or watching it settle and adapt.

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I have a few real rocks in there too, and a tub of springtails. Plan to add a tub next week when I order my live again. I will look at making some slate hides but I am not the most artistic person... Lol. Thanks for the reply. As helpful as ever!

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What was your soil mix? Any thoughts towards some type of leaf litter or other soil coverage?
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I would use moss, soil, coir, leaf litter and leaves for the substrate. springtails and woodlice and worms for the clean up crew.
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Old 28-04-2016, 10:28 PM
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What was your soil mix? Any thoughts towards some type of leaf litter or other soil coverage?
I used Arcadia Earth mix. Have springtails in, and plan on woodlice too

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Having a slight issue with humidity. It's really high. Will it just take time to dry out properly? I have 2 vents up high in viv and my heat light and a heat mat heating the viv.

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Where's the heat mat?
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It is very common to have condensation and humidity issues and then a "bloom" over a new bio system. This pretty sorts itself out with a week or so.

Totally normal

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Leaf litter or some other type of soil cover will help and also protect the soil. You dont want it to get too dry or the bioactivity of the soil itself will die.
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