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

Hello all, welcome back to another 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 & the different types that can be established. Mossariums have always been a thing in the east but…

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…

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 peat moss (Sphagnum Moss) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice

This definitive guide on mood moss (Dicranum Scoparium) provides an in-depth look at the vivarium plant… Care tips, how to and propagation advice

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

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.

With the tank now almost complete, we are ready to add Bluetooth capabilities to it so we can control the paludarium remotely. This is going to be a bit of a challenge explaining the app development in detail the way I have everything else. It’s my first time completing an app on my own so…

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…

After successfully building the paludarium controlled App, we can finally prepare the tank for life! Believe it or not, plants have been the most challenging part for me. Prior to this project, I have never done anything like this before. Even with the heavy amount of trial and error, I’m still excited to share with…