Originally Posted by frogparty
With the right environment, no brom should be considered disposable. Right plant, right place
Tadpole detritus is awesome bromeliad fertilizer.
The problem is- we force an environment for many brom's that is not favored by them, but is favored by the obligates. In the wild, obligates will avoid the too many eggs in one basket strategy and utilize multiple brom's to rear their children in. Our environments are much more restrictive and put brom's in a position where they are more prone to rotting due to "topping off" water lost from animal movement and evaporation. Too frequent of misting is also a culprit. Not to mention the bioloads that you were referring to- yes in small amount the waste products from the animals are good for the brom's. However, we force the animals to overuse the brom's in the enclosure when we restrict the size and number of them. Hence the reason why some people will use the disposable brom strategy. Many will rotate the brom's out before they get overloaded- so to speak.