TERRARIUM & VIVARIUM SOIL with CHARCOAL

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E-COCO PRODUCTS UK

FORMULA - WITH CHARCOAL
ORGANIC TERRARIUM SOIL for AMPHIBIAN CREATURES


We are pleased to introduce this improved terrarium soil to our range. Since terrariums are closed environments it's very important to add charcoal to the mix to help keep the soil fresh. We use coconut husk shell charcoal so there are no environmental issues as with forest charcoal or wood which may have previously treated with chemicals or paints. To the best of our knowledge this is the only terrarium soil offered in the UK with coco husk shell charcoal.
Amphibians and reptiles prefer a neutral pH soil. And by happy coincidence, so do most of the plants you are likely to grow in your vivarium. Cocopeat is the main component in this mix. It has an acid pH range of 5.8-6.5, is nutrient free and contains natural rooting hormones to help establish white roots in new plants. To increase the pH from acid to neutral we use ORGANIC pH+. It's made of rice husk ash and is a totally organic way of raising the pH to neutral. ORGANIC pH+ is marketed by E-Coco and is available loose for other applications. Our cocopeat is washed to an EC of <0.5 mS/cm, so it can be used with confidence.
Drainage is also important. We use heat-treated fresh rice husks in our planting mixes as an organic alternative to Perlite. But we believe that neither Perlite or our heat-treated rice husks are suitable for use with creatures. They are both indigestible. So for this mix we double the charcoal content. Charcoal is an excellent drainage aid in any growing media.
Finally we include crushed coco husk chips to further enhance the drainage properties.

We look forward to serving you.

The E-Coco Team

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  • Brand: E-Coco Products UK
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