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adrenaline 07-13-2007 07:27 PM

Vivariums vs. Aquariums
 
What is the diffuculty level of a vivarium compared to freshwater aquariums vs. saltwater aquariums. Is it easy, complex, etc.

Lupin 07-13-2007 07:40 PM

Re: Vivariums vs. Aquariums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by adrenaline
What is the diffuculty level of a vivarium compared to freshwater aquariums vs. saltwater aquariums. Is it easy, complex, etc.

Vivaria cannot be compared with aquaria if this is the case of keeping half-water and half-land portions. This thread will clearly explain what exactly is a vivarium.
A vivarium is actually a land only set-up for reptiles/amphibians, while a paludarium is the half aquarium/land set-up that most people think of first.
I had also thought initially that it was half-water but the paludarium also came to my thoughts and I am glad someone had pointed out quite the difference between the two.

In answer to your question of freshwater vs. saltwater, I've kept both and I must say that in my opinion the saltwater can be far more demanding than the freshwater. Plenty of equipments required are absent in the freshwater hence saltwater tend to be costlier than the freshwater.

Just my two cents.;)

adrenaline 07-13-2007 07:55 PM

So this set up at the link below is not actually a viarium.

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/vivarium/vivarium5.html

This is what i would like to do to my take.

Lupin 07-13-2007 08:04 PM

That one actually is a vivarium with most of the tank portion being land.

Here are photos of the paludarium citing as examples:
http://members.aon.at/paludarium/palu2.jpg

http://www.akva.sk/obrazky/bonsai/pa...3_finished.jpg

adrenaline 07-13-2007 08:07 PM

Which would be best if i just wanted a couple of tree frogs.

I have a 20 gal and a 10 gal tank i can use

Lupin 07-13-2007 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrenaline
Which would be best if i just wanted a couple of tree frogs.

I have a 20 gal and a 10 gal tank i can use

Go with the bigger one. Plenty of space.

adrenaline 07-13-2007 08:19 PM

paludarium or vivarium?

THANKS

Lupin 07-14-2007 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrenaline
paludarium or vivarium?

Vivarium.

crystalclear83 11-11-2007 06:55 AM

lupin you should have shown mine! :twisted:


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