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    I am planning to redo my entire leopard gecko enclosure to best reflect on their natural habitat, and my original plan to focus on was to change the substrate and find a good mixture of different types of sand and soil to create something similar to their wild environment.

    I was planning on using:

    ZooMed Excavator Clay
    Play Sand
    Eco Earth
    Gravel

    The excavator clay will not be hardened, instead I planned on mixing it into some moistened sand and eco earth to create a lighter color but with some rocky chunks throughout the substrate. I also wanted to put in some gravel to achieve a rubble like appearance, and then accented with larger rocks around the tank.

    Is this alright?
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    make sure the gravel is not sharp and i think it will be great, don't make any tunnels in it unless you have paper towel rolls or even rocks to support it, as excavator clay is known to collapse. I think this is a great idea though!
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geecko123 View Post
    make sure the gravel is not sharp and i think it will be great, don't make any tunnels in it unless you have paper towel rolls or even rocks to support it, as excavator clay is known to collapse. I think this is a great idea though!
    good luck
    Great! I am probably going to get a smooth pebble gravel, my local pet store has a 20lb bag of it. Thanks!
    "Pets can bring all sorts of memories, cherish the good ones."

    "If you enjoy something,
    don't let anything stand in your way,
    pursue your dreams."

    40 Gallon "36x18x16" enclosure with a female Eublepharis Macularius (Leopard Gecko)

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