Reddit Reddit reviews Zoo Med HydroBalls Lightweight Expanded Clay Terrarium Substrate, 2.5 Pounds

We found 3 Reddit comments about Zoo Med HydroBalls Lightweight Expanded Clay Terrarium Substrate, 2.5 Pounds. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Terrarium Substrate
Terrarium Bedding, Sand & Substrate
Reptiles & Amphibian Supplies
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Zoo Med HydroBalls Lightweight Expanded Clay Terrarium Substrate, 2.5 Pounds
Add water to HydroBalls to increase humidity levels for all tropical reptilesUse HydroBalls and Mesh for landscaping real plants - keeps plants in placeUse HydroBalls with a pump to create a waterfall and generate water flow for optimum filtration
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3 Reddit comments about Zoo Med HydroBalls Lightweight Expanded Clay Terrarium Substrate, 2.5 Pounds:

u/dove_wing · 1 pointr/CrestedGecko

Yes, we use mesh on top of the bioballs to prevent the soil mix from draining into the drainage layer itself!
We haven't had to drain the drainage layer yet; Between the plant roots, substrate and bioballs all the waters been absorbed. Maybe it's something we'll have to do in the future though.

I've heard that native cleanup crew can take up residence themselves if you leave it as is. We established colonies of dwarf white isopods and springtails to prevent colonizers as I can be paranoid about what goes in with my scaled children and wanted to know what they were housed with! Haha!

As for the bioballs, I crept your profile and seen that you do a lot with various flora, so you probably already know what they are! :)
People just call them different things!

I added some Amazon links for a visual aid for you:

https://www.amazon.ca/Zoo-Med-HydroBalls-Lightweight-Terrarium/dp/B00167TXY0

https://www.amazon.ca/LiaFlor-Hydroton-Clay-Pebbles-litres/dp/B07K69QBGQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa?keywords=clay+balls+hydroponic&qid=1571597940&sprefix=clay+balls&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyMFo5SVNHSURERjdUJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjcyMzYxMzlCV1NINkNFRVI4UCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzA3MjM1MlJZOFFIUU9RRFZWWiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Just be sure to wash them off first if you do go the clay ball route!

Good luck! Hope to see an update in the future! :)

u/madPiero · 1 pointr/herps

Standing water shouldn't be an issue in the enclosure as long as it's regularly cleaned, and you watch out for mold. Using something like these under your substrate will seriously kick up the humidity in there as long as you mist regularly. Cork wood decor also helps hold in humidity, as does moss. A large, shallow water dish helps too. If it stays too dry in there consistently, you might want to reevaluate your lighting.
I hope you and Lizard Bro prosper together.