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  1. Lizards
    Today, I set up a bioactive viv for my leopard gecko but the humidity is high! I have not even added the plants yet, just substrate and hides because it was taking too long to sort and she needed to go back inside. I have added woodlice and springtails too. The substrate I used was just eco...
  2. Lizards
    Does anyone know the toxicity of this plant the Autumn fern Dryopteris erythorosa to reptiles?
  3. Snakes
    I'm a big fan of the idea of getting a pet that is 'easy' to care for, then taking the care to the next level. I don't want a pet with super complex requirements, I want to give one with simpler requirements the best possible captive life. So, I've been doing loads of research on corn snake...
  4. Habitat
    Hi all Just about finished setting up my viv still some plants to add and maybe more logs/wood. Just looking for any advice input that I could maybe improve? Thanks The current setup Inside the warm hide Cool hide at the back. Not sure if this will work but I thought I would try...
  5. Habitat
    https://youtu.be/gwP9b0UbX-o Just sharing this video of the water feature in my Sphaerodactylus macrolepis vivarium. It's a 60x45x60cm glass exo-terra and houses a single female S. macrolepis. She has lived in here for three years. The room this tank sits in is very, very dry and the...
  6. Habitat
    I was tending my crested gecko's substrate today and noticed a tiny light brown microfauna I don't think I have seen before. The enclosure has been doing well for over a year with dwarf white isopods and springtails, and no new animals have come into the house for months. I know the pictures...
  7. Lizards
    Hi there, About a year ago I picked up 3 Eutropis Macularia, they have been doing great for me in my 4ft bioactive vivarium and have bred multiple times (I've sold the babies back to the reptile shop) and I really enjoy keeping them. They are about 4-4.5" snout to vent and eat crickets with the...
  8. Planted Vivariums
    So here's the deal. I learned about bioactive vivariums after getting back into the hobby and already having set up my crested gecko. I've been slowly converting her habitat into a bioactive setup - so far I have a nice steady population of springtails running around and I've got some plants...
  9. Habitat
    Hi All, a quick question on bioactive substrates. I've got a Panther chameleon living in an enclosure with bioactive substrate, He's been in the current tank for almost 2 years, and I was wondering if anyone else has done anything to refresh the substrate? I feed the bugs in there with vegetable...
  10. Amphibians
    Hi, I am setting up a bioactive half land half water terrarium for my common frogs (Rana temporaria). Can anyone recommend a suitable silicone to seal the glass for the water barrier and for the background.
  11. Lizards
    Yo, im looking to create a bio active setup for ma boi, Oakley. i'm wondering what lights i should use. Are there any that are available that are beneficial to my leopard gecko and support plant growth?
  12. Habitat
    Making a bioactive enclosure is definitely something I plan on doing sometime soon, but there are a couple of questions I have about it in the long run. First, say you have a healthy reptile living in a bioactive setup that grows old and eventually dies of old age. What then? Can you reuse the...
  13. Habitat
    Evening. I'm attempting my first bioactive setup with my juvi Merauke BTS (3 months old approx.) and I included a culture of about two dozen orange isopods and a full Josh's frogs culture of springtails. Maybe because they're still getting adjusted, but I notice the clean up crew isn't getting...
  14. Lizards
    I was wondering if someone could offer me some thoughts please after today's exciting events in my household. I have two adult female crested geckos and two fairly recently matured males. Initially, they were kept together. When the males matured in August, one was placed in a separate tank...
  15. Habitat
    Is high humidity bad in itself? I'm wondering since in one of my bioactive setups, the humidity won't drop below 95% (in the other two it stays in the high 70s/low-mid 80s), even though i never mist, and the dirt isn't wet only humid to keep the clean-up crew alive. There isn't any condensation...
  16. Lizards
    Hi, Looking at purchasing my first reptile, a Leopard Gecko, within the next few months. I've done a fair amount of research so far but I'm constantly up for more advice as I want to do best by him/her. I've decided to go for an arid bioactive setup just because I think it's more natural...
  17. Arcadia
    After years of work I am delighted to say that we have now released a free standing Arcadia Reptile JungleDawn-LED Bar. Available in 4 sizes, made to fit perfectly over the 4 sizes of mesh topped viv from 12"/30cm to 36"/90cm. The kit also includes a free viv fitting kit and link cable. This...
  18. Equipment Classifieds
    Selling my complete chameleon set up (no doubt could be used for other herps). Has been running for 5 years as a successful bio active setup although now being dismantled. Natural Terrarium Large/X-Tall 90 x 45 x 90 cm / 36” x 18” x 36” (WxDxH) Exo Terra PT2228 Large Compact Top Canopy, 90...
  19. Snakes
    Hi all. I have recently got myself a young Royal Python and got everything setup for him. But the tank looks very bland as you can see below, so i wanted to create an environment which looks and feels like my new little buddy is right at home. Thats where i heard and started looking into...
  20. Lizards
    As title says I'm setting up my first ever bioactive terrarium and looking for some tips and do's and dont's that are not that obvious to beginners like me. I have just ordered all the items on my shopping list (will list below), anything I missed? One thing I haven't ordered yet is live...
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