Scaping

Currently Biopod will be providing plants in a convenient plant pack for US customers. We have plans to introduce plant packs for other countries in the near future.

Flat, carpet-like moss [ie fern moss] can be planted into the living wall using metal clips, or on the ground simply by placing it wherever you wish.
Clumped, pillow-like moss [ie pillow moss], is best suited on the ground of the Biopod and can simply be placed wherever you wish.

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Clips can be bent and be used to hold almost any plant in place. For moss, bent clips can simply be pushed in to stabilize the moss. This will not damage
the plant. For plants with stems, clips should cover the stem and be dug into the substrate underneath the plant.
For epiphytes such as Bromeliads and Tillandsias, clips need to be bent around the root stem to hold it in place.

There are many types of aquatic plants that can be planted in a Biopod, and many of them come with their own substrate that is wrapped around the root.
This substrate is usually rockwool. For proper planting most of this substrate must be removed. Then the plant can be planted with its roots inside the
substrate and the entire plant submerged in water.

Air plants (also called Tillandsias) are epiphytes that do not need to be planted in any kind of wet substrate. These plants obtain most of their water through moisture in the air but occasionally need a bit of misting. Too much water will kill these plants so they should ideally be planted into a crevice in decor wood or simply left out in a nice spot that doesn’t get too much misting.

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Scaping the Aqua II as a terrarium is quite easy. You simply have to put in extra substrate in the substrate layer and plant it up just like a terrestrial model.
For examples of a terrestrial Aqua II please refer to our website and/or social media.

The platform that comes with the Aqua also gives support to the plastic components and we don’t recommend removing it.
Removing the platform inside the Aqua will also require you to unplug many tubes which may void your warranty.

There are many types of plants that can be used in the Biopod. The type of plants that will work best depends on what type of habitat you wish to have in your Biopod.
Try to find plants that are suitable for the environment or animal that is in your Biopod. The easiest way to find out would be to research the plant you are interested in adding and see if its care needs fit the environment set up in your Biopod.

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Biopod is capable of growing many different types of plants. It’s our policy not to judge. Please check with your local and state laws for guidelines and legalities

Yes, we recommend rinsing any substrate prior to adding it to your Biopod to promote the healthiest environment possible for your plants and animals.

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You can definitely use tap water in your Biopod but it has to be conditioned first with water conditioner. Water conditioner can be purchased from any pet store and is simply added to your water before adding the water to your Biopod. Be sure to follow the instructions written on the water conditioner exactly so your tap water safe to use in your Biopod.

Yes! Biopod can be used to grow most plants. Simply select the appropriate data set for the growing needs of the plant, or use Custom Mode to create the desired environment.

If you’re using automatic mode and have selected a program for a certain animal or plant, you can be sure that animal or plant will be well taken care of provided your Biopod is properly scaped.
Our automatic mode programs are created by Biologists and use real data to create the perfect micro habitat for your animals or plants.

We have some great scaping videos on our YouTube channel! Check them out for some helpful tips!

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Yes, all Biopod models require a few inches of water under the substrate which filters through the living wall.

We recommended using gravel for the drainage layer. The top layer depends on what plants and animals you are putting in your Biopod.
If you are not sure what substrate will work best, you can check out some of our helpful scaping videos.

You can use a wide variety of moss in your Biopod! Choose one that best suits the environment you wish to create for your plants and animals in the Biopod.

Yes! The Biopod app has several automatic modes that are for a desert environment.

Absolutely! Biopods can be re-scaped as many times as you like!

We recommend you wipe down the inside of the Biopod with a clean cloth (we use coffee filters to avoid lint sticking to the glass) and some clean water to remove any dust etc. that may have gotten into the Biopod during transport or unpacking.

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We don’t recommend using foam in your Biopod as it may plug some of the irrigation tubes and damage the water pumps.
If you choose to use foam, please note that it may void your warranty.

If you choose not to put water in the bottom of your Biopod, you won’t be able to use the irrigation system of the living wall (it will damage the pump if you do).
Make sure you are using an automatic mode that is for a desert scape.

We have a lot of helpful scaping videos on our YouTube channel to help get you started!
If you would like additional details about a specific plant etc. that you see in one of our examples, please send us an email at hey@biopod.com and we will be happy to help you out!

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This depends entirely on the type of animal/plant you intend to have in your Biopod. We have a wide variety of scaping videos on YouTube that you may find helpful.

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You can use any kind of semi-solid substrate as long as it is porous enough to allow water to drain through. We recommend sphagnum moss or coconut coir (this is the substrate used in many of our Biopod displays/demos).

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The only plants that may not grow well on the living wall are plants with large, long roots or plants which grow very tall.

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend you use a hydroponic method in the Biopod if you want your plants to grow quickly.