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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2004, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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i have a 20g long i can use but the top was all chewed up by the previous owners rat, yes rat...by top i mean the black plastic top edging
it has nothing but the actual tank and a screen

would this be a good thing to make as a terrarium or vivarium...
and what is the real diff between the 2
i would like a waterfall/stream that emptys into a lakeish thing...
it has no lighting but i can get some and what kind of lighting

or is this just too small for a vivarium/terrarium...

out of the aquarium for a while... college
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2004, 04:54 AM
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The rat chewed off the entire top plastic rim?! Or was it just part/all of the inner lip? Wether or not it has any of the plastic left, you could still use it for a viv. Check out the below threads about waterfalls, im sure there will be some info you could use. Pretty soon, I will be making a thread that describes, in detail, the waterfall Im making in my 80 gal viv. The best lighting for vivariums (if you want lots of plants) are power compacts. I think the difference between vivariums and terrariums is a vivarium houses plants and animals, and terrariums are just for plants. I could be wrong. Finally, no, 20 gallons is not too small for a vivarium. It just limits how many/what kind of animals you could comfortably house in it.

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Well... not to steal the thread but... I think terrariums are totally enclosed "things" that reuse water! Well I guess they cant have animals then but still! Well also I have had a hamster that did the same thing and im using it for my planted tank! So.. I know it will work as long as none of the sealent is missing!


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2004, 12:32 AM
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20 g is what my three fire bellied toads live in and they seem quite happy. they had two waterfall/stream things but after a disasterous move, they are down to one. which also functions as the filter.

what do you want to keep in there?

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