Reptile moss as a substrate?

Questions about choosing moss and building moss pits.
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Re: Reptile moss as a substrate?

Post by emmac350 »

Yeah, I'd do it brick by brick. Also, I don't expand it the way that the instructions say. They say to expand in another container with way more water than needed. 1 gallon of water will fully expand 3 bricks of EE, and I just put my bricks (I was doing this for my 30g) at the bottom of the tank, poured in a gallon of water, and stirred them up with my hand, removed extra 'stuff' that's in it (oak leaves, a pebble, a stick, etc.) from the production process, and left it there.
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Re: Reptile moss as a substrate?

Post by ladybug15057 »

When mixing or adding any substrates it is a good idea to check through it. Read what CrabbyAbby had found in her Eco Earth!
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Re: Reptile moss as a substrate?

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I also want to mention that I found somewhat "sharp blade-like" pieces of gravel in the "fine" sand that I bought for my hermit crabs. Luckily I sifted those out first!
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Sounds quite dodgy. Something you wouldn't expect from an established company (then again, being crabbers, we are all to familliar with poor hermit crab proucts...)

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Re: Reptile moss as a substrate?

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Yeah, I'll definitely make sure to sift through the fiber well when I get it. I'm really surprised at the nail situation, the worst I had in the moss I prepared were a few small sticks and a small string of plastic stuff.
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Re: Reptile moss as a substrate?

Post by sarahseclipse »

I only needed half of a brick of the eco-earth to fill my 10 gallon tank up a few inches. I had to use a hand saw to cut it in half. Just be sure to mix it in a bucket or something of the like (I wouldnt recommend the tub or sink like some of the packaging may suggest; not sure if it will slow your drains)
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