What's this 'Bio-Active' stuff ???

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What's this 'Bio-Active' stuff ???

Postby Philsuma » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:52 am

This must be a new term. What is it ?

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Re: What's this 'Bio-Active' stuff ???

Postby joneill809 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:10 pm

What was the context of its use? Is it just a fancy term for substrate with microfauna? Maybe I'm missing an alternative use of the phrase...searching yields quite a few links to non-dart sites / hobbies where the concept of microfauna may not be a standard practice:
http://www.justairplants.com/index.php? ... &Itemid=94

Put simply a Bioactive Substrate is a living substrate that contains various insects and micro-organisms that will break down organic items and waste products significantly reducing cleaning – in other words creating a biotope. For those familiar with the Aquatic Marine World the best comparison is the use of Live Rock and Live Sand for the breakdown of waste matter – often referred to as the “Berlin Method”..
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Re: What's this 'Bio-Active' stuff ???

Postby Lanthia » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:53 pm

I think it is a newish term and concept for snake and lizard keepers. They are just now figuring it out. In every hobby where you create a biotope for any species, it requires the most natural way to keep the habitat clean. Starts from the bottom up.

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