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    Bio Active Enclosures

    Does anyone have a bio active enclosure? What are the benefits? Can it be for any sort of reptile?
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    I have two garter snakes, each in their own natural enclosure. If done properly, a bio active enclosure will not smell and clean up is easy, just removing any large waste seen. The soil will last without having to completely replace it if properly maintained. The hard part? Properly maintaining it. Besides daily misting, watering and turning(mixing) the soil often enough that the soil never dries out completely. So if you have large areas of moss, leaves, or whatever covering the soil, these would need to be removed to water/mix the soil under them. The mixing allows oxygen in to the good stuff and keeps the bad stuff from growing. You can pat the soil with a paper towel if the surface is too wet.
    I imagine any tropical reptile would be fine. I can't imagine trying to maintain a desert reptile though.
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    My friend from the Russian forum has two types of terrarium. With bio soil and sand. It does sand cleaning as follows - it is washed periodically.
    http://reptile-parrots.com/forums/sh...ghlight=Vipers
    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    I think it's such a neat concept! And very visually pleasing.
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    My name is Meghan

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    If you have any specific questions about these terrariums, I can ask a question to my friend.
    But he is very pleased. Although I do not know if all the snakes can create such terrariums.
    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    I am sure it is nice , but it sounds very "labor intensive" !
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Size:  27.8 KB The owner says that maintenance is very easy - after the creation of the terrarium he uses only water.
    At the bottom is a container for draining the water.
    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    It could be , but I am a firm believer in "the conscientious evasion of labor" !
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    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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