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Bantam Substrates are a carefully curated collection of inert material suited for all biotypes. They have no effect on the enclosures parameters giving you peace of mind while you focus on the aesthetics of your creation. These hand-picked elements are essential building blocks to the foundation of every mini world. Our substrates are divided into three simple-to-understand sizes: small, medium, & large.




Bantam soil is the fundamental core of every potting mix. Simply add the necessary nutrients and/or fertilizer of your preference. These soils are vital for retaining an adequate balance of oxygen/moisture around roots and absorbing excess liquids reducing over-watering. Outline or enhance the aesthetics of models, hardscapes, or other top layer decoration. Bantam soil can also be used as a growing medium for many plants as well as make a solid surface for moss to establish.

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Bantam sand is neutral to the environment by design. This means we hand-pick sand that won’t cause a change in parameters like Ph or hardness making them suitable for every type of ecosystem. These substrates can safely be used with both aquatic & non-aquatic animals. Bantam sand is available in both naturally colored as well as unique colors produced with a non-toxic coating. The possibilities are only limited to your creativity in the world you choose to build.

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Bantam Gravel is inert and large enough to form pockets for stagnant water to sit as beneficial bacteria forms on the surface. This quality makes it perfect for drainage layers where excess water can collect. Our gravel can also be used as a growing medium for some plants as well as make a solid surface for moss to establish. Due to the natural color as well as non-toxic coating of some of our gravel, these substrates can safely be used with both aquatic & non-aquatic animals.

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