Bantam.Earth

Ban·tam (adj.) small, tiny, miniature: Bantam.Earth is a Do-It-Yourself vivarium guide dedicated to the natural habitat of pets and custom enclosures designed to mimic their environments.

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Learn more about specific types of vivariums! Click on a vivarium that interests you, or find one that you own to learn more about it. 

Today we explore man’s miniature wonder garden… the terrarium! As usual, we’ll cover what they are, how to make one & the different types that can be established. These have become extremely popular lately for the simple fact that they’re easy to maintain, visually refreshing and fun to make! What Is a Terrarium? A terrarium,…

Hello all, welcome back to another unique vivarium post! Since our terrarium post was so well received, we decided to take a deeper dive into the Mossarium. Today we’ll cover what moss terrariums are, how to make one & proper care tips with maintaining a moss terrarium. Mossariums have always been a thing in the east…

So many of you are interested in pushing the limits with your aquarium but aren’t quite ready for the responsibilities of a full-blown paludarium. A riparium might just be the perfect in between! This edition of vivarium types will explore the intimate details of riparia as well as demonstrate how to put on together. What…

Browse our growing list of vivarium plants! Click on a plant that interests you, or find plants that you own to learn more about it. 

Floating Fern (Salvinia Natans) is an ideal vivarium plant when it comes to a thriving enclosure. There are a number of benefits this fern is great for when it comes to planted tanks. If you are looking for an easy-to-care-for fern that is fully aquatic, Salvinia is a really affordable option to consider. This article…

Maidenhair Fern is a very large group of plants thought are popular amongst many types of hobbyist. The Adiantum Sp. as a whole makes up for more than 200 individual types of ferns. Today’s article will cover Delta Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum Raddianum) because it is, in my opinion, the best version of Adiantum to use…

Silver Ribbon Fern (Pteris cretica) is a distinct looking fern with quite a graceful appearance. Unlike some other ferns, this plant displays a variety of colors that immediately attracts spectator’s attention. Aside from its looks, Pteris cretica is also one of the most tolerant and low maintenance requirement ferns. They flourish extremely well in an…

Do-It-Yourself with Bantam.Earth! Check out our wide variety of tutorials that explain how we build all things pet related. Our DIY archives utilize 3d printing, handcrafts & Arduino programming.

Having a steady supply of Brine Shrimp is a must for any level aquarium enthusiast. The best part about having your own Brine Shrimp hatchery is that it’s extremely easy to maintain… And even easier to make yourself! Brine Shrimp are a great source of protein to feed baby fry. If you are aiming to…

If you keep predatory fish like I do, you already know how time consuming and costly it can be buying feeder fish. Cramming your current aquarium full of feeders can also over crowd the tank, spike ammonia levels and cause tank-mates to stress out and get sick. Setting up an independent tank just for feeder…

I have to admit something.. Stocking Edens.Bow with paludarium animals and watching them thrive, has been one of the most entertaining things I’ve done in a while. In the last post, we scaped the paludarium with plants. At this point, we should be ready to introduce inhabitants to the tank. Building A Multi-Species Paludarium Before we…