Zoo Med Eco Earth Compressed Coconut Fiber Substrate, 9 Bricks Total (3 Packages containing 3 Bricks each)
- Pack of 3
- Ideal for naturalistic terrarium type set-ups incorporating reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates.
- Use it damp for tropical species as it naturally absorbs and breaks down odor and waste products.
- All natural green" product"
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Eco Earth Loose Coconut Fiber Substrate is a product made from the husks of coconuts and can be safely composted or recycled into potted plants or gardens. Add Eco Earth loose coconut fiber substrate on top of Zoo Meds HydroBalls to create an ideal drainage layer for optimum plant growth, humidity and drainage in naturalistic terrariums.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 13.7 x 8.43 x 6.85 inches; 12.85 Pounds
- Date First Available : February 15, 2015
- Manufacturer : Zoo Med
- ASIN : B01IBV2DZO
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,418 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Reptile ownership has not been perfect for me. I feel that even though you can have the best conversations with owners and breeders who will give you lots of good advice, sometimes you just have to trial-and-error it on your own.
Eco Earth has been the best choice of substrate for almost all of my animals. My blue tongue skink is on eco Earth and sphagnum Moss. I know some people recommend cypress mulch, but I find that when I put the Cypress in there it often got moldy.
I am currently trying to convert everything over to a false bottom using hydroton with a layer of weed barrier and then Eco Earth over the top. In my experience, this keeps the humidity at a considerably better level for nearly all of the high humidity needing animals in my care.
The downside to Eco Earth is that I feel like it can be quite messy. I find that some of my snakes that enjoy burrowing do not seem to do as well with it... It doesn't seem to hold tunnels quite as well as Aspen. That being said, I do notice that their sheds are a lot better with the Eco Earth than without.
I think that for some of my species of snakes I'm going to use Eco Earth in the humid hides instead of sphagnum moss.
Someone once told me that they did not recommend the use of eco earth because of bugs. I have not seen any kind of critter or bug come out of the bricks.
Also, buying these bricks in the huge pack has been the best price I've been able to find online or off.
The bundle I got was 9 bricks (3x 3 packs) for just under $24. Excellent value. 1 hydrated brick is more than enough to provide 3 inches of substrate for a 10 gallon terrarium. That can give you some idea of how to scale it for larger enclosures.
The only reason I knocked off one star is because while I've never noticed this issue with this brand before, this particular bundles bricks don't seem to be equally divided. It's all there, but the 3 packs have slightly different sized bricks separated out. Nothing major to worry about.
If mixed with cypress mulch or reptibark, that definitely helps. But I’d prefer to go with something that doesn’t need extra care. I’ll be trying Reptile Prime’s coco fiber next.
Side note: I can see this being great for bio active enclosures or vivariums when mixed with moss.