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Vivarium Substrate Base Kit

Setting the industry standard for quality substrate

NEHERP Vivarium Substrate Base Kits
We are proud to continue to offer our highly regarded, professional grade, live vivarium substrates which helped us build our reputation in the vivarium community. A fan favorite, we promise to hand blend & manufacture each substrate using only the best ingredients available. Tree fern fiber, pet-grade coconut fiber, pet-grade orchid bark, pet-grade cypress mulch, and AAA-Grade New Zealand Sphagnum Moss. Our substrate can be found in Zoos, Museums, Nature Centers, and in thousands of private collections all over the USA. We're confident in our substrate's ability to maintain a healthy pH, resist compaction, support microfauna, foster mycorrhizal fungi, and grow healthy plants.
 
Each of our bioactive vivarium substrate kits includes everything you'll need for the base layers for any common vivarium. (Drainage Layer, Screen Separator, Substrate, Leaf Litter, plus an optional Springtail culture!) Each kit is available with your choice of any of our three top-quality substrate blends.
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Drainage Layer, Screen Separator, Substrate, Leaf Litter: All Included!
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All the best bioactive live vivarium substrates
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Assists with faster plant acclimation
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Encourage Isopod populations to flourish
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Springtail populations thrive long-term
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Sustain mycorrhizal relationships
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Moss establishes quickly & lasts long-term
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Foster explosive root development
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Grow Awesome Terrestrial Plants and Mosses
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Aquarium Based Vivariums

Aquariums

 
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Available Sizes:
5.5G 10G 15G 20H
16x8x10 20x10x12 24x12x12 24x12x16
 
20L 29G 40B 55G
30x12x12 30x12x18 36x18x16 48x13x21
 
 
Vertical Aquarium Based Vivariums

Vertical Aquariums

 
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Available Sizes:
10G 15G 20H 20L 29G
10x12x20 12x12x24 12x18x24 12x12x30 12x18x30

(Aquarium vertical conversion kits sold separately)
 
Vertical Aquarium Based Vivariums

Terrariums

 
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Sorted By Enclosure Width:
8in-12in 18in 24in 36in
8x8x8 18x18x12 24x18x12 36x18x12
8x8x12 18x18x18 24x18x18 36x18x18
12x12x12 18x18x24 24x18x24 36x18x24
12x12x18 18x18x36 24x18x36 36x18x36
 
 
 
Widths on all enclosures are listed as Width X Depth X Height in inches. Aquarium sizes vary slightly between manufacturers. All enclosures are sold separately.

Aquarium-Based Substrate Base Kit

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Vivarium Builder For 5.5 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 10 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 15 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 20L Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 20H Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 29 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 40 Gallon Breeder Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 55 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
Vivarium Builder For 5.5 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 10 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 15 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 20L Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
 
Vivarium Builder For 20H Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 29 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 40 Gallon Breeder Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 55 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
Vivarium Builder For 5.5 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 10 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
 
Vivarium Builder For 15 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 20L Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
 
Vivarium Builder For 20H Gallon Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 29 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
 
Vivarium Builder For 40 Gallon Breeder Aquarium Enclosure Vivarium Builder For 55 Gallon Aquarium Enclosure
 
 
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Vert Kit Based Substrate Base Kit

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10G Vertical Vivarium Parts 15G Vertical Vivarium Parts 20GH Vertical Vivarium Parts 20L Vertical Vivarium Parts 29G Vertical Vivarium Parts
10G Vertical Vivarium Parts 15G Vertical Vivarium Parts 20GH Vertical Vivarium Parts
 
20L Vertical Vivarium Parts 29G Vertical Vivarium Parts
10G Vertical Vivarium Parts
 
15G Vertical Vivarium Parts
 
20GH Vertical Vivarium Parts
 
20L Vertical Vivarium Parts
 
29G Vertical Vivarium Parts
 
 
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Terrarium Based Substrate Base Kit

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Build 8x8x8 Vivarium Build 8x8x12 Vivarium Build 12x12x12 Vivarium Build 12x12x18 Vivarium
Build 18x18x12 Vivarium Build 18x18x18 Vivarium Build 18x18x24 Vivarium Build 18x18x36 Vivarium
Build 24x18x12 Vivarium Build 24x18x18 Vivarium Build 24x18x24 Vivarium Build 24x18x36 Vivarium
Build 36x18x12 Vivarium Build 36x18x18 Vivarium Build 36x18x24 Vivarium Build 36x18x36 Vivarium
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8-12in Wide:
 
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18in Wide:
 
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24in Wide:
 
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36in Wide:
 
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8-12in Wide Terrariums

Build 8x8x8 Vivarium Build 8x8x12 Vivarium Build 12x12x12 Vivarium Build 12x12x18 Vivarium
8x8x8
8x8x12
12x12x12
12x12x12
 

18in Wide Terrariums

Build 18x18x12 Vivarium Build 18x18x18 Vivarium Build 18x18x24 Vivarium Build 18x18x36 Vivarium
18x18x12
18x18x18
18x18x24
18x18x36
 

24in Wide Terrariums

Build 24x18x12 Vivarium Build 24x18x18 Vivarium Build 24x18x24 Vivarium Build 24x18x36 Vivarium
24x18x12
24x18x18
24x18x24
24x18x36
 

36in Wide Terrariums

Build 36x18x12 Vivarium Build 36x18x18 Vivarium Build 36x18x24 Vivarium Build 36x18x36 Vivarium
36x18x12
36x18x18
36x18x24
36x18x36
 
 
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