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vivarium vs terrarium vs paludarium

what is the difference? thanks
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vivarium - generally tropical; high humidity, well planted, running water features.

terrarium - generally arid; low humidity, dryer climate animals, little water

paludarium - vivarium or terrarium with a large body of water. 50/50 water/land type tanks.

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vivarium - generally tropical; high humidity, well planted, running water features.

terrarium - generally arid; low humidity, dryer climate animals, little water

paludarium - vivarium or terrarium with a large body of water. 50/50 water/land type tanks.
Got it, thanks. Sounds like paludarium would be something that I would eventually do
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Got it, thanks. Sounds like paludarium would be something that I would eventually do
ya, especially if you like aquatic plants and fish, it is the way to go. I have both a Paludarium and Vivarium.

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Vivarium
A vivarium is usually an enclosed area, which tries to resemble a natural habitat of a certain area.

An aquarium is a vivarium, simulating a water habitat, for instance a river, lake or sea, but only the submerged area of these natural habitats. A terrarium is a vivarium, simulating a dry habitat, for instance desert or savannah. A riparium is a vivarium, simulating a river, this vivarium could also be seen as an aquarium interconnected with a terrarium, having both the underwater area as well as the shore, often used for aquatic lizards.

Terrarium
A terrarium is a clear container (often plastic or glass) used to grow plants and to examine or hold small creatures. They may be cubical, spherical, rectangular, or other shapes. Often in terraria the species' ecosystem is copied in smaller size and is even controlled in humidity, temperature, and water chemistry.

Paludarium
A paludarium is a vivarium, simulating a rain forest or swamp environment.
Hope that clears it up.

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