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. 

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…

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 Arium will explore the intimate details of riparia as well as demonstrate how to put on together. What Is…

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,…

Edition 1 | “Edens.Bow”: Go behind the scenes as we break down the development of the paludarium Edens.Bow and how it became home to many of the inhabitants in the cinematic series VIVUS.

I’m really excited to finally show the world this project! It has been several months of trial and error, but this DIY paludarium is finally complete and currently housing over 14 unique species of animals. I would like to present to you.. **drum roll** Edens.Bow!! “Edens.Bow” is a self monitoring, smart, multi-layered Paludarium. When paired…

Looking to build a paludarium for yourself? In this chapter I’ll explain how to build a paludarium like Edens.Bow! As I mentioned in the overview chapter of Edens.Bow, this 8 foot paludarium was originally a 55 gallon aquatic tank. It was being used as a saltwater aquarium. Everything appeared to be in good shape and working…

Are you ready for the fun part? Arduino magic! Now that chapter 2 has covered how to build the paludarium, we can start adding some level of intelligence to it. This chapter might be a bit complex if you’re looking at code or tinkering with electronics for the first time. If it gives you any…

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.

So the other day I was doing some grocery shopping when I stumbled across this bookshelf. I’m not sure exactly what came across me.. I saw the price.. The color and had an impulsive urge to take it. I felt like the bookshelf would make a good home to one of my many reptiles. That…

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…

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…