Bioactive Reptile Enclosures

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  1. nick_75

    nick_75 Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I am thinking of trying out a bioactive enclosure for one of my Antaresia, I'm curious to see if there are any changes in behavior from those in a standard captive set up.

    I'm looking for detailed information about set up and where materials were acquired. Plus any general observations. Any pictures would be appreciated. I have read through all bioactive posts here, I'd like more detailed information.

    Key questions would be:
    • drainage layer necessity (in conjunction with the soil used as some soils drain more effectively than others)
    • soil type/make up (soil/sand ratio, biodegradables, voids for invertebrate habitat)
    • charcoal necessity
    • beneficial fungi and bacteria (to assist the invertebrates in clean up)

    I have done research but all cases and detailed information originated overseas.

    Regards,
    Nick
     
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    From what I've read bioactive substrates in small indoor vivs are more effort than they are worth .
     

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