Drainage layer


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Drainage Layer

The drainage layer is a vital component for all of your bio-active terrarium, vivarium or paludarium builds, forming an area for excess water to go it helps increase humidity whilst creating a naturalistic gradient and stopping soil from going stagnant.

How to:

  • Fill the bottom of your enclosure to 5-7cm deep with drainage layer
  • Cover entire surface with false bottom barrier
  • Fill rest of enclosure with substrate, our forest floor mix or ABG mix is ideal for bioactive setups
  • Cover surface with sphagnum and leaf litter
  • Optionally plant out with appropriate species
  • Add Microfauna (Isopods and springtails)
  • Add your inhabitants
  • Spray down as required, ensure that the drainage layer doesn’t fill up with water



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