How Do You Create A Tropical Vivarium?
Keeping reptiles and amphibians in vivariums has become more popular in the past few years. The best vivarium is one that combines living plants and animals. Although a good vivarium will take a little time to assemble, it is not difficult to sustain once its up and running. Step 1 Choose a container for the vivarium. Typically this is a large aquarium with a secure lid. Make sure that the vivarium is waterproof. Step 2 Create a false bottom in the vivarium by laying down an inch of loose gravel topped with 1/2 inch of charcoal and covering it with a nonmetallic piece of screen material. Step 3 Add the substrate. Typically this should be a mixture of peat, fir bark and black earth that is covered by a layer of spagnum moss and a layer of leaves. Step 4 Place your plants into the vivarium. Plants that will do well in a tropical vivarium that are also safe for reptiles and amphibians include philodendron, rabbit’s foot fern, button fern, cobra fern, resurrection fern, bromeliads earth st