The Bio Life Forest substrate has been designed to allow the maintenance of living ecosystems inside the terrarium and allow plant growth.
ProRep Bio-Life Substrate is carefully blended from a mixture of ingredients to provide the optimum combination of structure, PH and nutrient content which allows vigorous root development for living plants and a suitable habitat for commensal organisms such as springtails and woodlice.
When used in a planted terrarium a living ecosystem can be created where the terrarium occupants co-exist with the plants, bacteria, fungi and detritivores living in the substrate creating a self-sustaining exosystem which requies minimal maintenance once fully established. The bacteria, fungi and detritivores digest waste material, which is in turn taken up by the plants for growth, locking away harmful nitrogen while creating creating a living, natural habitat.
The incorporation of aquatic areas and waterfalls not only adds to the beauty of the terrarium it also creates another dimension of interest, turning a terrarium from a functional home for an animal into a display that enhances any liviing room.