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    Yea I'm finding it very hard to find any soil here locally that doesn't have either of those. I did find a product called lugarti's natural reptile bedding. It is very similar to Arcadia's earthmix arid. Dries out on the top while holding humidity in the lower layers, can grow live plants and it can be molded like excavator clay. It also contains mold inhibitors. I might look into that. So I could even go bioactive with it if I wanted to!

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    The Lugarti product is good, certainly. It is not the miracle 'best at everything, ever' he markets it as, but it will certainly work for what you need it to.

    Should remain cost effective also, since you wont need too much at first.
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    Would this be a good soil to use mixed with sand? If so and later wanted to go bioactive I could add in some sphagnum moss into it?
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    That looks to be safe and yes, you can easily (and should) add further diversity to the mix by adding things like sphagnum moss, leaves, rotting wood etc - should you wish to go bio-active.
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    Great! It took a lot of searching here locally to find something I could use. I think I'll be getting some this week and some sand to mix in. Could I add in some of the eco earth to it as well?

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    Yea, certainly, though not too much eco-earth, its highly acidic and nutrient poor so wont help much with plant growth or supporting custodian life in the future.
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    The youtuber Leopard Gecko, uses eco earth with her 3 leos and has had no issue with it. I have had no problems with loose substrate, just do not use it on young geckos or particularly clumsy hunters.

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    It's safe to use eco earth if you feed your geckos with tweezers. I would probably not use sand at all.

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    Leopard Gecko Youtube is the one we're all talking about? She does seem like she views herself as a leopard gecko saint, but that's none of my business I guess. I was just about to make a thread on this! I used eco earth for about a month, then talked to a reputable breeder who said it was bad, and then stopped using it. The coco fiber bits can cause problems, I imagine. I am too trying to find a safe, but interesting alternative. I guess I'll just watch as the thread goes on!
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