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Mother Earth® Hydroton® Original (10 Liter)


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About This Product

Hydroton (also known as LECA, for light expanded clay aggregate) is a great choice for the false bottom or drainage layer in a vivarium. LECA is a natural product, made from heated clay. It retains moisture, provides lots of surface area for bacteria and plant roots to grow, and wicks water, which will help maintain humidity in a vivarium.
How to Use: Rinse with dechlorinated tap water before use. Place a 2-3 inch layer as the drainage layer in a vivarium. Designed to be used with our substrate barrier and ABG to provide ideal vivarium conditions for tropical plants and dart frogs.
Warnings/Caution: Rinse before use. May contain dust.

Not sure how much of Josh's Frogs Hydroton to purchase? Check out our chart below! All measurements call for a 1"-3" layer of Hydroton.

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A great alternative to the Josh's Frogs variety

This Hydroton works just as described, be sure to rinse it thoroughly before use, as it is quite dusty. I just used a plastic strainer and rinsed the pebbles out in my kitchen sink for about 5 minutes and let them dry for about 2-3 minutes before putting them in my tank.


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Perfect drainage layer

Great price. I ordered 3 bags to fill a 75g terrarium and ended up only needing 2, but I'm glad to have the extra. I'm building a bioactive enclosure for my crested gecko.

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