Helps Maintain Humidity
Nice Show Piece
No more changing the substrate
Enriching for your pet
Fun/ Educational to build
Can be Difficult with snakes, they can be destructive
Pets may destroy or eat plants
Pets may eat isopods
Can be expensive
How to set up bioactive enclosures
Step 1: Gather all supplies!! ( pebbles, screen, soil, isopods, springtails ( maybe) , isopods, and plants )
Step 2: with animal safe cleaner clean the tank that is going to be used. after its clean, rinse again to make sure no chemicals are left.
step 3: rinse pebbles thoroughly, and shake off excess water. Allow Pebbles to dry.
Step 4: place Pebbles on the bottom ( about 1.5 inches)
Step 5: cut the screen the be the size of the bottom of the tank (leave 1/2 inch on all sides)
Step 6: Place screen on top of rocks
Step 7: cover screen with coconut soil( or soil of your choice) *I like to use at least 3 inches, but size of tank and reptile may vary the amounts*
Step 8: Put isopods and springtails ( if you need spring tails) * I like to dig little area and let them go in there and gently cover them up* If you reptile is in the cage before the borough they might eat them and there goes that money!!!
Step 9: This is the fun part!!!! Time to plant! Make sure that your plants are quarantined and everything going in that tank is clean and ready for use!