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Zoo Med Eco Earth Compressed Coconut Fiber Expandable Reptile Substrate

Zoo Med Eco Earth Compressed Coconut Fiber Expandable Reptile Substrate

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    Best Choice for Loose Substrate

    By skylar16 on Sep 29, 2018

    I prefer Eco Earth to other substrates for my leopard geckos. There's a much smaller chance of impaction than other loose substrates and it gives a natural feel to the vivariums. I wouldn't use loose substrate at all if my babies didn't like to dig so much, and honestly,it's safer for leopard geckos I prefer Eco Earth to other substrates for my leopard geckos. There's a much smaller chance of impaction than other loose substrates and it gives a natural feel to the vivariums. I wouldn't use loose substrate at all if my babies didn't like to dig so much, and honestly,it's safer for leopard geckos to not have loose substrates in most cases. It is a pain to dry it out (which, if they don't require a fully humid tank like my leos, must be completely dry before use) and it makes more than the packaging says. The smell is very faint, which is a big plus, and it's really easy to clean up. Overall the pros outweigh the cons. … more

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    Very difficult to use dry

    By Katja on Aug 24, 2018

    __With the bricks, you have to add lots of water and break them apart, and then wait for it to dry if you don't want to use this wet. __It took about half a day to dry it all in under the sunlight. I spread it out into 3 boxes to give it more surface area and mixed it around throughout the day so that __With the bricks, you have to add lots of water and break them apart, and then wait for it to dry if you don't want to use this wet. __It took about half a day to dry it all in under the sunlight. I spread it out into 3 boxes to give it more surface area and mixed it around throughout the day so that the sun would hit all parts of it, but it still took a very long time to get dry and it actually was still damp by the time my patiece ran out. I decided to just add a highly absorbent bedding to the mix and that helped with the dampness. __I'm using this for my gerbils to have digging fun. They like it a lot. They change the layout of the tank kind of often, from digging in different areas. __I won't buy this again because it's a hassle to use it dry, but I will seek out a version of this that is not in brick form. __I suppose I could have tried baking it in the oven but that is just too much work for me. … more

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