Josh's Frogs

Josh's Frogs BioBedding Tropical Bioactive Substrate (4 quarts)

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Josh's Frogs BioBedding Tropical Bioactive Substrate (4 quarts) is the perfect substrate for your tropical bioactive enclosure. Biobedding Tropical is a unique blend of organic and inorganic ingredients, trace elements, and beneficial fungi that serves to jump start the bioactive environment. Biobedding Tropical helps maintain humidity while providing a substrate your pets can dig and lay eggs in, all while helping to maintain healthy populations of microfauna.

  • Tank stays cleaner due to bioactive cycle
  • Less substrate changes, which is less stressful on your pet
  • Closer to replicating your pet’s natural habitat
  • More attractive than traditional substrates


About This Product

How to Prep: Place a 2.5-3 inch layer of BioBedding Tropical in your enclosure. Add dechlorinated or R/O water until BioBedding sticks together when squeezed, but no water runs out.

Recommended Animals: We do not recommend using Bio-Bedding with Dart Frogs or anything that requires high humidity and low ventilation.

  • Crested Geckos
  • Mourning Geckos
  • Indopacific Tree Geckos
  • Bauer’s Chameleon Geckos
  • Day Geckos
  • Gargoyle Geckos
  • Leachie Geckos
  • Tree Frogs
  • Bumblebee Toads
  • Yellow Spotted Climbing Toads
  • Mantellas
  • Malaysian Horned Frogs
  • Water Dragons
  • Anoles and other tropical lizards
  • Tegus
  • Tropical snakes

Plus many other reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates

Recommended Plants: Terrestrial plants can be planted directly into BioBedding. BioBedding Tropical is a great substrate for most tropical plants, but make sure to match your plants’ needs to your pets’ environment! 

Tropical Plant Kits for Animals

Suitable for Misted Setups: Yes. BioBedding Tropical does not require a drainage layer if used with light or hand misting. For automatic misting setups, use in conjunction with a 2" layer of Josh's Frogs False Bottom and a Substrate Barrier.

Care: BioBedding Tropical is a naturalistic vivarium substrate and is meant to house a bioactive clean up crew! Stir the surface of BioBedding Tropical every 1-2 weeks with a fork, or if waste is visible. Burying waste allows microfauna to process it quicker. Change the substrate when it begins to break down - typically after several years. Please note that Biobedding Tropical is designed to grow fungi - this is not a sign of a dirty tank, but of a healthy, clean bioactive environment.

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