Pros

  • Esthetically  Pleasing

  • Helps Maintain Humidity

  • Nice Show Piece

  • No more changing the substrate 

  • Enriching for your pet

  • Smells Better

  • Fun/ Educational to build

Cons

VS

  • Can be Difficult with snakes, they can be destructive

  • Pets may destroy or eat plants

  • Pets may eat isopods 

  • Can be expensive

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Pebble Rocks

Mesh Screen

Substrate

Springtails

Substrate

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green tree boa

Green iguana
Green iguana

Asian Water Monitor
Asian Water Monitor

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green tree boa

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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!