Switching Fire's Substrate

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Fire
Hi Everyone!

My bearded dragon Fire lives in a 2x2x4 foot Zen Habitats enclosure, and I am planning to change up his substrate situation a little bit. He currently has a zen habitats mat, but I've noticed that he really loves digging, so I'd like to add a dig box somewhere in his enclosure and fill it with a play sand/top soil mix. Any recommendations on what to use? I have the XL ZooMed ramped water dish, but I think he might like something a bit deeper. I'm also planning to change out the zen habitats mat, maybe for half tile and half shelf-liners? Please let me know about any other substrate options I could use, and good dig boxes. And lastly, what kind of shelf-liners and tiles should I use?

Thanks!
 

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Hi Everyone!

My bearded dragon Fire lives in a 2x2x4 foot Zen Habitats enclosure, and I am planning to change up his substrate situation a little bit. He currently has a zen habitats mat, but I've noticed that he really loves digging, so I'd like to add a dig box somewhere in his enclosure and fill it with a play sand/top soil mix. Any recommendations on what to use? I have the XL ZooMed ramped water dish, but I think he might like something a bit deeper. I'm also planning to change out the zen habitats mat, maybe for half tile and half shelf-liners? Please let me know about any other substrate options I could use, and good dig boxes. And lastly, what kind of shelf-liners and tiles should I use?

Thanks!
For the top soil be sure to read the ingredients. Most all of them have cow, chicken, or borh manure in them, pretty gross. I used reptisoil and play sand in mine.
It causes a ton of dust though so be sure to keep your uvb bulb clean, it can block the uvb if it gets very dusty.
 

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