This is daisy! She’s currently gravid so I made her a dig box of eco earth and repti sand 50/50. I can see she really loves it and digs at every chance she gets. I’m thinking of going half loose substrate with this mixture and leaving the other half with the PVC mat. as the picture suggests. I’m thinking of also planting both strains of haworthias cooperis and renwartii as well as aloe. My question is does half and half make sense? Or should I just go all loose substrate. I’m not worried about impaction as the mix I have doesn’t clump together and it’s fine enough where I know it’ll pass through her. I also don’t plan on having a clean up crew as I’ll be swapping out the substrate every month. Is there a specific shop vac that people use to suck up all the substrate when I deep clean the enclosure every month? It’s a 120 gallon 4x2x2 tank so I don’t want to move the tank around when I clean it. Also, when I buy the plants to settle into the tank should I buy repti soil to settle them in? I won’t use pear lite or pumic because daisy will eat those. If anyone who uses loose substrate can chime in that would be awesome! Without pearlite or pumic how would the plants aerate? Or would they die if I dont use organic top soil?