Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium Waterfall Kit (Basics)

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The Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium Waterfall Kit makes it easy to create that authentic waterfall you've always wanted in your reptile's habitat. No tropical habitat is complete without a waterfall, and with this innovative, simple kit you'll have yours in no time.

  • Incorporates a beautiful waterfall feature in your terrarium
  • Unique design creates a waterfall out of existing decor
  • Simple & intuitive to set up

The idea: Water is pumped over a decorative item (sold separately), then percolates through substrate layers and back into the pump. The benefit: Builds a beautiful, natural-looking tropical terrarium. The moving water helps retain humidity and provides a water source for tropical animals.

Kit Includes:

  • Water Pump
  • Hydroballs™
  • Naturalistic Terrarium Substrate Mesh
  • Plastic Tubing & Plastic Elbow
  • Instruction Book.

IMPORTANT: You will need a Cork Background and/or Mopani Wood to be able to implement this kit.

Follow these steps to get your waterfall up and running:
1. Pick out a piece of throw-away tupperware.
2. Cut a hole in the lid just big enough to fit the waterfall hose through.
3. Drill lots of little holes in the tupperware bowl.
4. Place waterfall motor in the tupperware bowl and suction it to the bottom.
5. Select waterfall intensity (medium worked best for us).
6. Run tube through lid and connect it to the motor.
7. Close lid.
8. Place bowl in bottom of EMPTY terrarium where you want it.
9. Fill the bottom of the terrarium with hydroballs that have been thoroughly rinsed while holding the tupperware bowl down to the ground. Fill with hydroballs to the top of the container's edge.
10. Place screen mesh over hydroballs edge-to-edge in all directions of water feature's perimeter.
11. Add a thin layer of moss (keeps substrate from making the water merky).
12. Add substrate.
13. Add other stuff (rocks, vines, plants, etc.).
14. Add water.
15. Plug it in and watch it flow.

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