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Old 04-15-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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whats the differnce?


i was wondering what the differnce was between a riparium, terrarium, vivarium, and a paludarium, they seem to be used interchangeably. but im sure they arnt really
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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RIPARIUM/TERRARIUM/VIVARIUM FORUM
www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254114
In case link doesn't work (My First Vivarium: NoUniqueSnowflake 02-22-2013)

Post #7 - CannaBrain puts it into good perspective.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #3
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That link is broken ^

The technical definition of a Vivarium, is an enclosed habitat for animals which would encompass aquariums, etc. The technical terms when I looked them up mean something different for each of these. So these are my hobby definitions:

Vivarium is usually referring to a tank that has all land, with no water, like a forest floor for dart forgs with plants.

Aquarium is a box of water with aquatic organisms.

Riparium = box of water with plants that grow out of water in emmersed form

Terrarium = I always thought this meant a tank with land and water access but that would appear to be what the term below is.

Paludarium = A paludarium is a type of vivarium that incorporates both terrestrial and aquatic elements.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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ok cool so what im planning on doing is a paludarium, (not that yall know what im planing to do) sweet, thanks
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