The Exo Terra Cascade is a high performance submersible pump with filter, specifically designed to create waterfalls or cascading streams up to a maximum height of 180 cm (70”). The Exo Terra Cascade enables you to implement your own creative ideas and designs in the construction of a waterfall or water course in your terrarium. The extreme pump height of 180 cm or 70” allows you to create a large single step waterfall flowing from the top of your terrarium in to a water reservoir below, or a multiple step cascade resembling a series of mini waterfalls that descend in to a meandering stream at the bottom of the terrarium. You can also use the Cascade High Performance Pump to pump water to the top of the terrarium to constantly irrigate the terrarium background, creating a perfect environment for all kinds of lichen and mosses, ferns, vines, bromeliads, orchids and epiphytic plants. An eye-pleasing waterfall or cascading creek in your terrarium is not only esthetic and and relaxing for the observer, it also contributes to the environment’s overall humidity level. Many reptiles and amphibians enjoy the humid microclimate in the direct vicinity of the cascade or stream to soak up moisture. The permanently cascading flow of fresh, aerated water stimulates the natural drinking behavior of reptiles and amphibians.
To create a waterfall or cascading stream, or to irrigate the terrarium background, you have the option of using the entire waterproof bottom of the terrarium as a sump in combination with the Exo Terra BioDrain system, or use the water proof bottom as an open water reservoir converting the terrarium in to a paludarium or aqua-terrarium. You can also create a stand-alone waterfall or cascade which recirculates the water from a water reservoir or pond embedded in the terrariums substrate layer. The extra large filter capacity and the 3-stage filtration system ensure an optimal water filtration. Three separate filter cartridges guarantee mechanical, chemical and biological filtration while allowing alternate replacement for continuous biological filter activity. The Exo Terra Cascade’s low voltage pump ensures safety when used in a wet environment.