Bioactive soil recipe

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AcceptableGeek

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Please share what mixture you're using, layers, and clean up crew bugs. Hope those of you using have had success. I'm looking for some inspiration. Thanks. Pictures welcomed.

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thebiodude.com has everything you need. They supply different substrates for different environments as well as cleaner crews, plants. Josh is great source of information and help.
 

AcceptableGeek

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I tried his stuff several months ago. I wasn't a big fan of the mixture and i never really saw much cleaner crew activity. Too dusty and yes I did water as recommended. And my beardie had some really bad shedding problems. And her scales got discolored. I'm if I did something wrong or what. She's good now. My wife and I were able to get her bad shed off. She is back on tile now doing well. I still want to try bioactive soil but maybe a homebrew.
 

TheBeardedSaint

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I know I'm late on this but this is the substrate I'm gonna be using (Haven't put it in yet will update if everything goes well =] ]

I'm using
Organic Top Soil, Charcoal, Coco Coir, Perlite, Peat Moss, and Sphagnum moss.

The Charcoal is mostly for the springtails because they love to breed around it.
The coco coir is to help maintain structure when the bearded dragon digs a hole.
Perlite, using it instead of sand
Peat moss is for the plants
And I'm not sure what sphagnum moss is good for just know if it's available you use it.


Edit: I'm not using a drainage layer because it's not high enough for one it's only 3 inches until it reaches the door.
 

TheBeardedSaint

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TheBeardedSaint":1kw1t7ue said:
I know I'm late on this but this is the substrate I'm gonna be using (Haven't put it in yet will update if everything goes well =] ]

I'm using
Organic Top Soil, Charcoal, Coco Coir, Perlite, Peat Moss, and Sphagnum moss.

The Charcoal is mostly for the springtails because they love to breed around it.
The coco coir is to help maintain structure when the bearded dragon digs a hole.
Perlite, using it instead of sand
Peat moss is for the plants
And I'm not sure what sphagnum moss is good for just know if it's available you use it.


Edit: I'm not using a drainage layer because it's not high enough for one it's only 3 inches until it reaches the door.


Okay so I couldn't get the coco coir but in 5 days I'll mix everything in and will update if it all goes well. =]
 

TheBeardedSaint

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TheBeardedSaint":2g477t2x said:
TheBeardedSaint":2g477t2x said:
I know I'm late on this but this is the substrate I'm gonna be using (Haven't put it in yet will update if everything goes well =] ]

I'm using
Organic Top Soil, Charcoal, Coco Coir, Perlite, Peat Moss, and Sphagnum moss.

The Charcoal is mostly for the springtails because they love to breed around it.
The coco coir is to help maintain structure when the bearded dragon digs a hole.
Perlite, using it instead of sand
Peat moss is for the plants
And I'm not sure what sphagnum moss is good for just know if it's available you use it.


Edit: I'm not using a drainage layer because it's not high enough for one it's only 3 inches until it reaches the door.


Okay so I couldn't get the coco coir but in 5 days I'll mix everything in and will update if it all goes well. =]



OKAY! So I've done everything mixed it all together my humidity stays at roughly 45% my beardeddragon is doing completely fine and everything looks good! I haven't added the cleaner crew but I feel like they'll be fine in it!
 
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