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  1. Habitat
    i have been messing around with things to build. i am still looking into some hide ideas but i would need to investigate the tools more. i did however make this climbing frame and would like some opinions on it. this plan is based around the idea of being timber, requiring no tools, no metals...
  2. Habitat
    i am fairly new to the reptile world but thoroughly smitten and i have a beardie and a corn snake. i am also a woodworker, rustic woodwork specifically. i specialise in rustic framing, carving and reasonably decent at turning. i have decided to see if i can turn my skills to the reptile world as...
  3. Snakes
    Hello all, i currently have a 1 year old corn snake in a white wooden viv using aspen as substrate with a few hides and plastic plants to help let him hide wherever he wants. However , the viv is quite old and not at all aesthetically pleasing. Im looking into getting a glass viv with a rocky...
  4. Lizards
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows what the substrate composition is like for Ackie monitors in nature. I really want to get it as close as possible it seems I need substrate that allows for tunnels to hold shape, stay humid but also be breathable? If anyone could help point to some info on...
  5. Snakes
    Good Afternoon all, I'm currently going through the process of building custom enclosures (on the inside) for my 2 cal kings and 2 western hognoses. Nothing fancy but I am trying to create a more visually stimulating environment rather than just basic wood coloured vivariums on the inside. The...
  6. Habitat
    I have a bit of a question regarding hydro rocks and the bioactive setup. I've been keeping lizards for quite a while now but only just looking into bioactive setups and i love it. From the many videos i have watched on setting these up a lot of people seem to create false bottoms or use...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I've been looking into natural substrates and I think I've settled on a soil/sand mix. Some have recommended a loam compost/sand mix, I was wondering if normal topsoil and playsand would be ok, especially when it gets planted up, what is everyones thoughts? Thought maybe a ratio of 50/50 or...
  8. Snakes
    I'm totally new to reptiles/snakes (but pretty experienced with exotic and more elaborate pet care as a whole), and plan to get a baby corn snake in June. I have a tall, 29 gallon tank and would like to make a bioactive setup. However, I have a few questions :) 1. Is the bioactive setup in any...
  9. Lizards
    I have wanted to update my BTS vivarium for a long time but there is very limited information and i would love it to look similar to a zoological exhibition. I would love to start by changing its substrate although i only hear people mentioning aspen i am sure there must be something else that...
  10. Lizards
    Hey guys, looking for advice on my first Arboreal. Set up a nice 40 x 40 x 80 LONG natural glass vivarium. Bioactive substrate (ready for sprinting etc), plants, fog, full spectrum light for the plants and a little uvb 2.0. Heat cable ready for placement where needed. Thermostat etc etc, lots of...
  11. Planted Vivariums
    So after having a reasonable amount of success with my mossy viv I decided to put an old fish tank to use. It was an Aquaone Aquanano 40 which is roughly a 45cm cube but has curved corners at the front. I fancied something to do whilst I save up pennies for my Biopod and since it will take...
  12. Planted Vivariums
    So this is an update on my previous post on setting up my first natural viv for a crestie, I turned down the idea of having a crestie and went for a mossy instead. The Mossy has been in since February, unfortunately due to the viv being so big with so many hiding spots I hardly ever see him...
  13. Habitat
    Anybody have a natural UK planted terrarium or vivarium? I'm looking into setting up a terrarium for a couple of slow worms but I want to keep it as natural as possible. Pictures would be great for inspiration as well.
  14. Equipment Classifieds
    Hey guys I have some indonisian bambo 5-7cm thick in 6ft lengths! It has been heat treated. Looks awesome in any viv especially natural setups! It's is heat and water resistant witch makes bamboo ideal for vivarium aswell as being very durable! I have about 15 of these for sale. £10 each...
  15. Habitat
    HI all, I am thinking of making a natural hide out of a couple of lumps of rock / large stones, is cement or tile adhesive safe to use and any rocks I should stay away from? Thanks
  16. Habitat Pictures
    Hello, I want to share with you some photos of my enclosure for a pair of Chamaeleolis barbatus. It is 2x2,5x3ft. Inside there are two roots, soil and plants to create them natural-like habitat. Humidity is maintained by misting system on level of 60-80% during the day and about 80% during the...
  17. Lizards
    Hey guys I want to create a natural vivarium for my leopard geckos I am using a 4x2x2 vivexotic wooden melamine vivarium one end of the tank there is rocks and clay and the other end I want to be plants and a more soil based mix can anyone tell me how to prepare my vivarium to have...
  18. Lizards
    Hey guys, I want to try and provide the most natural setup I can for my leopard geckos, I am going to get 2 females and 1 male They will be kept in a 4ft viv, I need some ideas on the best substrate for a natural setup like they would get in the wild, I have planned on using large...
  19. Planted Vivariums
    This will be my first gecko and I've so far constructed this planted viv. Just wanted some opinions or comments. I need more climbing areas and some leaf litter on the ground for sure. I'm gonna add some moss later when I get some. thanks
  20. Shop Classifieds
    October 2014 Plant species in stock Coast to Coast Exotic Animal & Plant Specialist As well as our vast selection of exotic animal species we are now stocking a comprehensive array of plants suitable for natural terraria. We will publish a list regularly of the plants species in much the same...
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