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RE: Substrates?

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Posted by: rrrragdoll at Tue Jul 24 13:28:06 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rrrragdoll ]  
   

Soil is not really a good choice.

I'd recommend either bed-a-beast or eco-earth (both are cocoa beddings for reptiles). You can be sure that they are fertilizer-free and safe. You could put a drainage layer of stone under a couple inches of the substrate. It holds moisture well and with the drainage layer it should not mold.

You can also grow plants in it. Pothos is a good one, it's cheap, grows to the perfect sized leaves for them and doesn't need UV, it's also extremely easy to grow (like a weed). Just make sure you remove the soil you buy it with, wash the leaves and roots and replant either directly into the tank or into a pot with bedabeast.


   

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