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THE MOST EXQUISITE COMPOSITION OF BIOTOPE BEDS

BIOTOPE BEDS

Our new Biotope Beds is a unique and original addition to the Wio hardscape range! We feel that biotopers, aquascapers, terrarium creators and everyone in-between will value and enjoy our latest offering! The Biotope Beds is comprised of sand and gravel blends which we have developed after careful study of natural habitats around the world. This means we have looked at the colour, composition, gradients and geology of aquatic habitats and used this knowledge to create authentic and natural style substrates which will be especially useful for those interested in developing biotopes, but which could also find a home in aquascapes and emersed displays. 

Examples include substrates comprised of blended dark sands, crushed snail shells and pale gravels designed to replicate the crystal clear highland streams of Bonito, in Western Brazil and combinations of reddish and brown sands to mimic the earthy colours of the waterways of the Western Ghats mountains in southern India. We have even developed substrates based entirely on crushed and whole snail shells, perfect for use in Lake Tanganyika biotope displays. We have also produced substrates intended to represent the streams and pools from deep within the Amazon rainforest, containing a mix of dark sands and organic materials such as leaf litter.

This series will expand and develop and we hope you are excited about it as we are!

NAUTILUS LIGHT BIOTOPE BED

71130112 (2kg) - 71130115 (5kg)

Ideal for Rift Lake displays such as Tanganyikan biotopes.

Available in bags of 2kg and 5kg.

* Size mix from 0,1-50mm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

 

NAUTILUS DARK BIOTOPE BED

71130212 (2kg) - 71130115 (5kg)

Wich is based on substrates encountered in the Pantanal wetlands.

Available in bags of 2kg and 5kg.

* Size mix from 0,1-80mm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

 
 

NAUTILUS TANNED BIOTOPE BED

71130312 (2kg) - 71130315 (5kg)

Perfect for suggesting estuaries or other coastal marine environments.

Available in bags of 2kg and 5kg.

* Size mix from 0,1-80mm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

 

WOODBED BIOTOPE BED

71130712 (200g) - 71130715 (500g)

WoodBed is an ideal mix of small branches, roots and bark which naturally accumulate on the forest floor or riverbed. 
The selected wood pieces possess the unique feature that once waterlogged, they will remain at the bottom of the aquarium and will not decompose for years. WoodBed can be used in aquariums,  paludariums and terrariums, creating an ideal and realistic biotope impression. 
WoodBed presents great benefits for fauna by providing natural acids, organic nutrients and hiding places. 
WoodBed brings new possibilities to the biotope creator, aquascaper, rainforest artist or vivarium enthusiast as it will add additional detail, complexity and wabi-sabi effect to your designs.
WoodBed can be mixed with MulchBed for further complexity and realism.

Instructions:

  • Rinse everything the contents of the bag under running water, you can use a colander or bucket.

  • Fill the bag or a bucket with warm water with the mix for 24h. Then, rinse carefully to clear any remaing dust.

  • The woods pieces will be waterlogged and ready to be easily spread in the aquarium bottom or as forest floor in emersed displays.

Available in bags of 200g and 500g.

* Size mix from 5-40cm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

 

MULCHBED BIOTOPE BED 

71130814 (400g) - 71130819 (900g)

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MulchBed recreates the natural layer of wood litter that covers the forest floor or riverbed. It is  a carefully selected mix of bark, roots, branches, small pieces of wood, mimicking the wood-based organic matter which naturally occurs in natural habitats. 
The selected materials possess the unique feature that once waterlogged, they will remain at the bottom of the aquarium and will not decompose for years.
MulchBed can be used in aquariums,  paludariums and terrariums, creating an ideal and realistic biotope impression. 
MulchBed presents great benefits for fauna by providing natural acids, organic nutrients and hiding places.
MulchBed brings new and amazing possibilities to the biotope creator, aquascaper, rainforest artist and vivarium enthusiasts as it will provide additional detail, complexity and wabi-sabi effect to your designs.
MulchBed can be mixed with WoodBed for further complexity and realism.

Instructions:

  • Rinse everything the contents of the bag under running water, you can use a colander or bucket.

  • Fill the bag or a bucket with warm water with the mix for 24h. Then, rinse carefully to clear any remaing dust.

  • The woods pieces will be waterlogged and ready to be easily spread in the aquarium bottom or as forest floor in emersed displays.

Available in bags of 400g and 900g.

* Size mix from 0,1-40cm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

GLACIER BIOTOPE BED 

71130612 (2kg) - 71130615 (5kg)

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Small warm-coloured pebbles and light and dark gravels, inspired by the cold glacier waters of Lake McDonald in the USA.

Available in bags of 2kg & 5kg

* Size mix from 0,1-50cm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

 

IBON BIOTOPE BED 

71130512 (2kg) - 71130515 (5kg)

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A mix of pale sand and dark gravel and stones, ideal for mountain lakes and streams, creating a moody dramatic ambience.

Available in bags of 2kg & 5kg

* Size mix from 0,1-50cm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.

 

MERE BIOTOPE BED 

71130412 (2kg) - 71130415 (5kg)

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Blend of small stones, gravel, twigs, and warm yellow sand, inspired by Pool Malebo in Congo, Africa.

Available in bags of 2kg & 5kg

* Size mix from 0,1-50cm.

* Suitable for any type of design.

* 100% natural material -- non-toxic choice for your aquarium decor

* Does not affect water hardness.

* Easy to manipulate and spread in your aquarium.