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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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What's the difference between a riparium, vivarium, and paludarium?

What would be the best approach to take with a 40 gallon hexagon with hopes for red eye tree frogs?
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Riparium = Water section with no land, plants growing emersed either from the substrate or attached to the back wall. Designed to imitate a river bank/lake edge.

Paludarium = Water section and land section.

Vivarium = Land only.

With RETF I'd avoid deep water, maybe just a small, shallow area for them to soak in.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 08:40 PM
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Great explanation. I was wondering too. Now I don't
Thanks !

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