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Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1615


 >> Actually, I think I got the terms vivarium and Paludarium mixed up... 
 >> someone explain the difference to me please!

A TERRARIUM is for land animals and plants.

An AQUARIUM is for aquatic animals and plants.

A PALUDARIUM has both water and land, and is for both aquatic and 
terrestrial species. The word interprets to "swamp" or "marsh" tank.

A VIVARIUM is a container for live organisms. So all of the above are 
vivariums. There seems to be a mistaken connotation, however, where people 
use this term to refer only to terrariums and paludariums, but not aquariums.

Mike Wickham (mewickham at compuserve_com)
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