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  1. Habitat
    Hey all, I've been trying to get some specific advice for a specific lizard species on substrate. However, for reasons, the conversation always gets de-railed by unrelated opinion disputes due to the particular lizard species in question XD So I'm trying rephrasing the question : Without...
  2. Snakes
    I've decided to change up the substrate I'm housing my snakes on. They are currently happy on a mix of Humus/Cocofibre with a sprinkling of small size Orchid Bark. It allows plenty of burrowing and helps boost humidity just a bit around shedding. Plus it smells divine and looks pretty good. But...
  3. Lizards
    I'm soon getting a leopard gecko and I want it to be in a natural looking terrarium with plants and stuff but I read that soils with fertilizer can be harmful to them. What should I use that is safe but also helps plants grow?
  4. Habitat
    I have quite a section of extra substrate that is premixed with all sorts. It's a soil mix that helps plant growth and can increase culture growth etc. I was just wondering how you guys store your extra soil substrate for your planted vivariums.
  5. Newbie Advice
    I recently set up a crested gecko exo terra tank. I found a video online from lllreptile.com showing how to build a natural vivarium for plants. The substrate was as follows: 1. Hydro balls with mesh on top to keep separate 2. Eco earth to full cover and plant the 3 plants I chose from the safe...
  6. Habitat
    Looking for somewhere to source at least a tonne, probably two, of topsoil around the south Yorkshire area for my Argus enclosure, have been looking online for both sterilised and normal and found a huge variance in prices there seems to be a lot of cheaper stuff down south but hoping to find...
  7. Lizards
    Anyone know of any top soil in the south yorkshire area?
  8. Habitat
    Hi i recently acquired two new female crested geckos that refuse to use a lay box and just use the general substrate, which keeps getting invested with sciarid flies (i think) no matter what i do. I have cleaned out and washed everything in boiling water in all my tanks but they just come back...
  9. Habitat
    I've had some sun beetles (inc. larvae) for about 2 months in a glass tank (about 45 cm diagonally from corner to corner) with about 15cm of soil. Now, obviously small insects are going to end up in the tank as they will be on or in the rotting wood and leaves which I put in for the larvae, but...
  10. Habitat
    Repost as managed to bury this in the sub form but have updated: I am trying to create a BioActive substrate for my Chameleon in n Exo Terra which means I have about a total of 5.5" below the door that I can fill. I read 2" of clay balls would be needed as a minimum but its a tall viv and...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, so, this is about my 3rd post on these forums, so i probably come across in a way that i have not done any research into getting my tortoise who arrived Friday, but turst me i have. i think im just really paranoid... So, hes settled in nicely, tmeps in the hot end at 32-34C, temps in...
  12. Lizards
    Advice needed please guys, I have a baby crestie in a small Exo terra with plantation soil as a substrate. I am getting what looks like white fluffy mould on the surface of the soil. Is this normal? Is it too much humidity?
  13. Lizards
    Hi I'm looking for a soil to use in my vivarium and have come across Westland multi purpose compost. Has anyone used this before or know of any good ones to use? Thanks Liam
  14. Habitat
    Hi guys, I've been really really trying to get this live planted setup sorted taken me a few days doing the background with soil and gorilla glue; I've had it sat there for like a day and overnight I've come to it and mould hair has started appearing. Really gutted please can someone give me...
  15. Lizards
    After doing my research and enjoying some threads on here about soil / sand substrates for Bearded Dragons and Rankins, I thought I'd try my own :). Firstly cleared and cleaned his old sand out. Followed by laying down a sheet of weed membrane just so damp soil wasn't sitting on the viv floor...
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