Creating your own DIY custom terrarium background can be extremely rewarding. While it is very time consuming, use these items below to help create a fine textured or open scape background to your desire.
A 3D background can be accomplished with many different materials. Lightweight rocks, woods and branching can all be utilized to create a multi-level and textured unique background for your terrarium.
(Pictured, built using Tarawa wood, Spider Wood, Seiryu Stone and The Dude's Clayground background mixture). We do not currently offer the Clayground background mixture...Want us to supply it? Let us know!
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Reptile Habitat Supplies for backgrounds
Background Blend 6 quarts
The Dude's all new background blend. A favorite blend by the dude, includes virgin cork bark pieces (various sizes, grain size to 1/4" size), coco coir and sphagnum peat moss combined perfectly to create a finely textured, yet unique background blend to be used to create your custom bioactive vivarium backgrounds. Great for vining tropical plan...
12 oz. Insulating Foam Sealant
Can only ship via Ground or Priority mail. No express or overnight. Please note: the sealant pictured may not be the brand that you receive. It is very hard to get black expanding foam so manufacturer's vary. Insulating Foam Sealant is a polyurethane-based foam sealant designed for use in water features. By expanding to fill gaps and cracks, it...
ASI Aquarium Sealant, CLEAR, 10.2 oz
ASI Aquarium Silicone Sealant has been specifically formulated for the fabrication of fresh and salt-water aquariums. This high modulus component RTV Silicone Sealant forms strong cohesive bonds to glass without the need of primers. The bonds are unaffected by continuous immersion in water and, when fully cured, is non-toxic to fish. ASI Aquariu...
Net pot for aquatic plants, epiphytes and terrarium backgrounds
Grow like a pro with the Dude's net cups. A wide assortment of sizes and mesh patterns make it easy to choose the best container for all your plants. Use these pots with any of your favorite growing media to ensure even drainage and promote bigger, healthier roots! Great for incorporating into terrarium backgrounds and for epiphytes such as brom...
35MM Film Canister Black
35MM Film Canister Black - Great for breeding Thumbnail dart frogs such as Ranitomeya and for tadpole deposition sites. Easily mounted throughout the terrarium these small canisters make it very easy to breed your small amphibians that utilize epiphyte axils. They can also be incorporated in backgrounds for tiny planters or hides.
Bromeliad Mounting Clips 5 pack
An essential for properly mounting your epiphytes (such as orchids, bromeliads, and air plants). Each clip is approximately 6" long. Made of a vivarium safe material, these clips can be bent or manipulated to mount your plants on whatever accent you wish. There are five included in each bundle.
Virgin Cork Bark Chunks - 1"-4" size pieces
A sealed bag of small cork bark chunks. These are great for your smaller terrariums, backgrounds, culturing roaches, isopods, springtails, keeping arachnids and for mounting smaller Orchids. Included in all Terra Aranea Bio Dude bioactive kits. All pieces will be between 1" -4". All will vary in size and are the Dude's choice.
Exo Terra Jungle Vine
Exo Terra Jungle Vines can be used for decorative purposes or for enlargement of the dwelling area. These water-proof vines are bendable, twistable life-like vines with a natural feel and look and can be twisted together with vines of different sizes to create a 3-D habitat. Perfect for arboreal reptiles and amphibians. These vines do great in ...
Exo Terra Moss Vine
Exo Terra Moss Vines can be used for decorative purposes or for enlargement of the dwelling area. These water-proof vines are bendable, twistable life-like vines with a natural feel and look and can be twisted together with vines of different sizes to create a 3-D habitat. Perfect for arboreal reptiles and amphibians. Bendable & twistable ...
CASE Black Mountain Seiryu Stone
A bulk case of the Dude's choice 100% natural Black Mountain Seiryu Stone Small size: Each piece averages 3"-6" of various sizes. Averages 3-4 pounds per case. 7-8 pieces per case. Large Size: Each piece averages 7" - 12" of various sizes. Averages 10-12 pounds per case. 3-4 pieces per case. Black Mountain Seiryu is the darker cousin of the wel...
CASE Seiryu Stone
A bulk case of the Dude's choice 100% natural Seiryu Stone Two sizes cases available. Small size: Each piece averages 3"-6" of various sizes. Averages 3-4 pounds per case. 7-8 pieces per case. Large Size: Each piece averages 7" - 12" of various sizes. Averages 10-12 pounds per case. 3-4 pieces per case. Seiryu is the beez-kneez of all stones. T...
Black or Clear Aquarium Tubing 1/2" diameter sold by the foot
Aquarium tubing cut to assorted sizes. Color may be black or clear and is the Dude's choice. 1/2" thick tubing. Great for siphoning out water, creating water features such as waterfalls and streams. Sold per foot. Quantity 1 = 12" of tubing. If quantity 4 is purchased you will receive 4' of tubing.