aquarium,paludarium, terrarium, vivarium (in CC amphib glossary)

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Definitions for these terms here. I am not quite sure on them myself but...

aquarium: enclosure for fully aquatic animals

aqua-terrarium/paludarium: contains both a land and water section

terrarium: An enclosure for plants.

vivarium: This term is used when animals are present in a terrarium.
 

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Aquarium – a tank or enclosure containing water in which aquatic animals (and sometimes plants) live. Normally a tank with transparent sides.

Aqua-terrarium/paludarium – An [aquarium] that has a portion of land area

Terrarium – An enclosure for animals and/or plants which is wholly terrestrial.

Vivarium – A term used for an animal enclosure where attempts are made to replicate the animals natural environment.
 

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Aquarium – a tank or enclosure containing water in which aquatic animals (and sometimes plants) live. Normally a tank with transparent sides.

Aqua-terrarium: An [aquarium] that has a portion of land area. Approximate synonyms: [paludarium], [vivarium].

Paludarium – An [aquarium] that has a portion of land area. Approximate synonyms:[aqua-terrarium], [vivarium].

Terrarium – A terrestrial environment for animals and/or plants. Usually contains soil or a soil-like substrate.

Vivarium – A term used for an animal enclosure where attempts are made to replicate the animals' natural environment as closely as possible. Often includes both land and water.
 
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