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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

    this is a bit off topic for this thread but thought I'd ask anyway. I'd love to make a bioactive enclosure for my bp once she outgrows her current tub setup, and I was wondering if there is any other kind of enclosure besides an aquarium that you can make into a bioactive set up? I've only seen it done in glass aquarium style enclosures... Like, could you use a pvc enclosure or something?
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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw91 View Post
    this is a bit off topic for this thread but thought I'd ask anyway. I'd love to make a bioactive enclosure for my bp once she outgrows her current tub setup, and I was wondering if there is any other kind of enclosure besides an aquarium that you can make into a bioactive set up? I've only seen it done in glass aquarium style enclosures... Like, could you use a pvc enclosure or something?
    yeah Iím sure you could make one with any style enclosure as long as it holds water.

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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw91 View Post
    this is a bit off topic for this thread but thought I'd ask anyway. I'd love to make a bioactive enclosure for my bp once she outgrows her current tub setup, and I was wondering if there is any other kind of enclosure besides an aquarium that you can make into a bioactive set up? I've only seen it done in glass aquarium style enclosures... Like, could you use a pvc enclosure or something?
    One of the members on here actually did that with an animal plastics enclosure. I belive they custom ordered a deeper bedding wall though for the drainage layer, ect. If I can find the post I'll link it here.
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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

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    One of the members on here actually did that with an animal plastics enclosure. I belive they custom ordered a deeper bedding wall though for the drainage layer, ect. If I can find the post I'll link it here.
    That's awesome! I wonder what something like that would cost lol

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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...l-Setup-Advice
    Took a little bit but I found it. Not sure why I remember a random thread from 2017. This guy only made three threads but he also made assorted posts about his plans for a bioactive enclosure that might be of some help.
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    Here's my bioactive pvc enclosure:


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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

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    Here's my bioactive pvc enclosure:

    WOW that's gorgeous!!

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    Re: Making Bioactive Terrarium, need some guidance.

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    Here's my bioactive pvc enclosure:

    Gorgeous setup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    Just throwing this out there, but first it's important to say I have no hands on experience here...

    I've heard of people setting up bioactive enclosures for BPs with varied success. In my experience, BPs are bulldozers. They "redecorate" their enclosures all the time. So for me, personally, I don't think it's worth the time or expense.
    But it certainly can be done, just be sure to choose solid, hearty plants.
    Has anyone made a DIY Biobedding? I haven't found anything online for a recipe, and to order from Josh's Frogs just for that sounds like a nightmare to me (yay customs fees!)
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    Research ABG substrate. Itís the gold standard for dart frog keepers. You can find a recipe on most dart frog forums or by searching google. You can find one and tweet it as you need. The key is tree fern fiber. Iím not sure you really need it. ABG is really designed for high humidity cages where you need something that will not rot or get too water logged. A good quality organic soil will probably be fine. Just make sure it is truly free from any chemicals. The problem I see is that heat sources will usually kill your plants. You can make a bio active with just isopods and springtails. Throw in some leaf litter and a lot of pieces of bark and your good.

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