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I ment, now in the tank there's a 5 inch ... and hard, does it turn soft when humid again? Anna

OH, I see! I think it will get soft again. I want some clay balls!! THe ones I found are so expensive, for sale at blackjunglesupply.com Emotion: sad fr0glet

I bought mine at a greenhouse, very cheap and in biiig sacks.

Anna
I want some clay balls!! THe ones I found are so expensive, for sale at blackjunglesupply.com Emotion: sad fr0glet

Look for LECA (light expanded clay aggregate) at gardening and hydroponics centers.
-Z
really? springwater can be bad for herps? i already knew about distilled water but i've switched from dechlorinated tap water to springwater on the advice of one of my vets. he thought the sudden increase in sickness with my amphibian pets after relocating down to florida could be due to something in the area's water they weren't used to and he recommended spring water. but is drinking water actually preferable? what *is* drinking water anyway? is it just filtered tap water or is it something else? anyway, how bad do you suppose springwater could potentially be for them? i've been using it in my guys' water bowls and to mist the substrate as well.

is this the sort of situation where their substrate should be discarded and vivaria scrubbed of harmful mineral deposits or something? also, i know that these things are important in amphibian care because of their sensitive skin, but what about reptiles? should i also be using strictly bottled drinking water for my malayan box turtle? if so, i suppose i should start buying in serious bulk, because she likes to eat while swimming around in her pool, then produce a huge amount of poop which she proceeds generally to thoroughly smear around before emerging to bask under her heat lamp, putter around and go off to bed while i clean up.

she goes through a lot of water!
jana
Save yourself some time and money. Tap water is fine. Picture what they drink in the wild.
Teach the children.