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. 

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…

Prior to publishing this guide, I did quite a bit of research on the actual term vivarium. Comparing literature found in textbooks with what ranked on a number of search engines of the word, sort of left me feeling like I needed to do my part in justifying a clearer answer to what they actually…

Let’s explore the marshy vivarium of both water and land.. the paludarium! We will cover what they are, how to make one & the many different types that are popular today. Of all the vivaria, this is probably my favorite one and the very cornerstone of why Bantam.Earth was started. What Is a Paludarium? A…

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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. 

This definitive guide on feather moss (Ptilium crista-castrensis) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice

Hornwort is one of the most popular aquarium plants and can be easily found in almost all stores. Its versatility and ability to tolerate wide ranges of conditions make this plant a common go to for beginners in the field. Hornwort is known for its fast-growing nature, serving as a safe hiding place for small…

One of the most important aspects of having a successfully planted vivarium is having the proper knowledge about each plant in the enclosure. There are countless amounts of species out there to choose from and the options are endless. Each plant has its own maintenance requirements as well as a unique look. For that reason,…

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.

In this day and age LED lighting is the only type of lighting you should be using in your planted aquarium tanks. In comparison to traditional lighting, LED’s are far cheaper and safer to use. They last much longer than florescent bulbs and use 80% less electricity. LED lights are adjustable and come in just…

This might be a bit complex if you’re looking at code or tinkering with electronics for the first time. If it gives you any relief, I had no real experience with Arduino before attempting to do this project… Understanding Arduino really is that easy if you’re driven enough! What Is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source…

This part of the build was the most exciting for me. The concept of having an interchangeable sky system in my terrarium was terrifying and pioneering at the same time. What I wanted to do hadn’t really been done yet. Not only did I want to automate a realistic day and night setting for Edens.Bow……