07-13-2007, 08:40 PM
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Re: Vivariums vs. Aquariums
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.
Originally Posted by adrenaline
What is the diffuculty level of a vivarium compared to freshwater aquariums vs. saltwater aquariums. Is it easy, complex, etc.
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.;)