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Posted by: CaiusV at Tue Feb 21 10:10:12 2017  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CaiusV ]  
   

Half of the tank is a substrate mixture of eco-earth coconut fiber and peat moss, and the other half is water. Problem I'm having is I've only just discovered that semi-aquatic sals like my tiger really like to dig. Mine doesn't. There is no seperating partition between the substrate and the water, it just flows together and seeps in which waters the bamboo I have growing in the tank. Is he maybe not digging because he tries and there's water where he digs and he doesn't like it, or maybe does he just not dig because his little hide is enough privacy for him to not want to dig? I've also been told that it was very very bad to have the water touching the dirt like that, even though they're born, raised, and live in like conditions in the wild. Is that true? If so, what would be the best way to seperate the dirt from the water while maintaining a natural gradient from kne to the next without something like a glass container in the dirt holding the water?


   

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