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ProRep Bio Life Drainage Medium, 10 litre

ProRep Drainage Medium is produced by firing ash at a high temperature. As it fires the air bubbles in the material expand to form a honeycomb of interconnected chambers and create an inert, hard and lightweight material that will hold moisture and provides a large surface area for the growth of beneficial bacteria. Used in the base of bio-active terrariums it creates a reservoir of water which moistens the substrate from below and helps to create a natural moisture gradient. The large surface area within each ball provides the ideal habitat for beneficial bacteria which will neutralise potentially harmful waste products formed within the ecosystem.

  • Inert, hard and lightweight
  • Holds Moisture
  • Large surface area for beneficial bacteria
  • Used in the base of bio-active terrariums
  • Produced by firing ash at a high temperature
5 stars (2)
RRP £8.99
£7.19 inc VAT
RRP €10.66
€8.53 inc VAT
RRP $11.28
$9.02 inc VAT
RRP $14.62
$11.70 inc VAT
RRP DKK79.26
DKK63.39 inc VAT
RRP NOK94.08
NOK75.24 inc VAT
RRP SEK101.32
SEK81.03 inc VAT
RRP $14.78
$11.82 inc VAT
Zoo Med Terrarium SubstrateMesh 32x32cm

A non-toxic mesh designed for use in terrariums. The mesh allows proper water drainage while preventing substrates from mixing and contaminating the water/filtration system. Excellent component for use above a layer of Hydroballs in waterfall applications.

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  • Designed for use in terrariums
  • Mesh allows proper drainage
  • Prevents substrates from contaminating water sources
  • Used to separate layers in an enclosure
  • Great value
5 stars (1)
RRP £3.77
£3.02 inc VAT
RRP €4.47
€3.58 inc VAT
RRP $4.73
$3.79 inc VAT
RRP $6.13
$4.91 inc VAT
RRP DKK33.24
DKK26.62 inc VAT
RRP NOK39.45
NOK31.60 inc VAT
RRP SEK42.49
SEK34.03 inc VAT
RRP $6.20
$4.96 inc VAT
Zoo Med Terrarium SubstrateMesh 47x47cm

A non-toxic mesh designed for use in terrariums. The mesh allows proper water drainage while preventing substrates from mixing and contaminating the water/filtration system. Excellent component for use above a layer of Hydroballs in waterfall applications.

This product is covered by our Safe Delivery Guarantee

  • Designed for use in terrariums
  • Mesh allows proper drainage
  • Prevents substrates from contaminating water sources
  • Used to separate layers in an enclosure
  • Great value
5 stars (1)
RRP £6.73
£5.38 inc VAT
RRP €7.98
€6.38 inc VAT
RRP $8.44
$6.75 inc VAT
RRP $10.95
$8.75 inc VAT
RRP DKK59.33
DKK47.43 inc VAT
RRP NOK70.43
NOK56.30 inc VAT
RRP SEK75.85
SEK60.63 inc VAT
RRP $11.06
$8.84 inc VAT
Lucky Reptile Hydro Fleece 100x50cm

The Hydro Fleece was developed for use with the Lucky Reptile Hydro Drain clay substrate. It prevents substrate from seeping into the drainage layer while it lets through water without problems.

Compared to solutions with nets or meshes the main advantage of the Hydro Fleece is that it also stops fine materials like humus from getting into the drainage layer. The fleece does not rot and can be easily cut to the desired size. To cover the floor in larger terrariums several pieces of Hydro Fleece can be arranged with a small overlapping area to achieve the desired layer separation effect.

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  • Fleece to separate substrates
  • Great for use with HydroDrain clay
  • Stops fine materials from passing
  • Does not rot easily
  • Can be cut to the desired shape
5 stars (2)
RRP £5.10
£4.08 inc VAT
RRP €6.05
€4.84 inc VAT
RRP $6.40
$5.12 inc VAT
RRP $8.30
$6.64 inc VAT
RRP DKK44.96
DKK35.97 inc VAT
RRP NOK53.37
NOK42.70 inc VAT
RRP SEK57.48
SEK45.98 inc VAT
RRP $8.38
$6.71 inc VAT
Lucky Reptile Hydro Drain 10L

For tropical terrariums Hydro Drain cannot be foregone. It is a special clay substrate which is excellent for water storage.

Hydro Drain acts as drainage layer below the normal substrate. The water seeps through the substrate and is stored in the Hydro Drain clay pieces. Once the storage capability is surpassed you can still have water standing at the vivarium floor. As long as the fill height of Hydro Drain is not surpassed the regular substrate will not get swampy.

Thanks to its water storage abilities Hydro Drain increases the humidity inside the vivarium and is excellent to supply plants with water. We recommend to add a minimum layer of 3 cm Hydro Drain and cover it with our special Hydro Fleece. On top of this the normal substrate is placed, e.g. terrarium humus.

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  • Clay substrate
  • Excellend for water storage
  • Creates a drainage layer below substrate
  • Can be used to increase humidity
  • Excellent for naturalistic set ups
5 stars (2)
RRP £8.98
£7.18 inc VAT
RRP €10.65
€8.51 inc VAT
RRP $11.26
$9.01 inc VAT
RRP $14.61
$11.68 inc VAT
RRP DKK79.17
DKK63.30 inc VAT
RRP NOK93.97
NOK75.14 inc VAT
RRP SEK101.20
SEK80.92 inc VAT
RRP $14.76
$11.80 inc VAT
Zoo Med HydroBalls Clay Substrate 1.13Kg

HydroBalls Expanded Clay Terrarium Substrate can be used as a base layer underneath Zoo Meds Eco Earth coconut fiber substrate or other substrates to create an underground water table in Naturalistic Terrariums. Add water to create a natural aquifer and increase humidity levels for all tropical species. Excellent substrate for live plant root growth in Naturalistic Terrariums. Use for filtration for a waterfall.

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  • Clay ball substrate
  • Used as a base layer below soil substrates
  • Can be used to create an underground water table
  • Create a natural auifier
  • Excellent for naturalistic set ups
5 stars (1)
RRP £8.47
£6.78 inc VAT
RRP €10.04
€8.04 inc VAT
RRP $10.62
$8.50 inc VAT
RRP $13.78
$11.03 inc VAT
RRP DKK74.67
DKK59.77 inc VAT
RRP NOK88.63
NOK70.95 inc VAT
RRP SEK95.46
SEK76.41 inc VAT
RRP $13.92
$11.15 inc VAT
Drainage Substrate

Large gravel, ceramic or pebble substrates designed to allow drainage from a top layer. Particularly useful when creating a damp naturalistic enclosure for terrestrial frogs and toads. The drainage layer is usually placed below a layer of top soil.