Terrarium meets Aquarium – The Paludarium is a semi-aquatic terrarium habitat that replicates a rainforest, swamp or stream and can harbour aquatic as well as terrestrial animal and plant species. A paludarium combines the best of two world, the bottom part has an extra high front bottom glass, providing a higher water level and an increased water volume compared to common terrariums.
This enables you to incorporate a substantial water part or aquarium section which allows you to keep aquatic animals and plants adjacent to the land or terrarium section. A part of the aquatic section can consist of a false bottom to support the land section, accommodate and hide the aquatic appliances like filters, pumps and water heaters and can double as a biological filtration media.
The Paludarium’s living space consists of 3 distinct zones :
The terrestrial zone is a land area with plants, trees, bushes and rocks that never submerges. In tropical climates a variety of invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians occur here.
The riparian zone or river bank is the interface between land and water. It is inhabited by semi-aquatic reptiles and amphibians.
The aquatic zone can be a stream, pond or even lake – home to turtles, aquatic amphibians, fishes and freshwater shrimps.
Ideal for arboreal reptiles and amphibians, and taller live plants. This Rainforest Terrarium is the perfect habitat for vertical or tree dwelling species, stimulating natural vertical movement.
Install a paludarium, and enjoy an amazing rainforest scenery in your living room!
- Front window ventilation
- Dual doors – prevent escapes
- Aqua-terrarium combo – extra deep waterproof bottom
- Raised Bottom Frame for the Exo Terra Heat Mat
- High quality stainless steel mesh for optimal ventilation & UVB penetration
- Lockable door for safety
- Four screen cover locks for security
- Closable inlets for wires and tubing
- Background included
- Background cut-out for wires and tubing
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