Many people enjoy watching fish swimming around in their fish tank or aquarium, especially one that is set up for tropical fish, which are so pretty. However, it may be difficult to maintain especially if you go away a lot, or if blackouts are common in your area. A Vivarium offers something that is quite different from the aquarium and can become a great talking point for guests as well as a great way to add an unusual decorative feature to your home.
What is a Vivarium? It is an enclosed, glass container set up to contain reptiles such as lizards. It must be capable of maintaining the right temperature, just like an aquarium for tropical fish, but it contains no water – unless you have frogs and other amphibians instead of reptiles. Sam Sorgiovanni designed no less than two vivariums as well as an aquarium for the superyacht Nirvana, so you don’t have to do away with your aquarium just to get a Vivarium. Have both if you want to.
It is easy enough to purchase a Vivarium ready to go and this certainly saves working out things like the best gravel or soil, rocks or plants and so on, not to mention lights and temperature. These must all be suitable for the creatures you are going to keep in the Vivarium and usually it will need to be hotter than the temperature in your home. It may or may not need to have humidity as well, depending on the type of reptile you intend to keep.