Vivarium Troubleshooting: The Answer To Every Problem

Vivarium Troubleshooting

Do you need help troubleshooting your vivarium? This page outlines the basics of preventing and solving common issues. Learn how to diagnose problems, identify the type of vivarium, find solutions for common issues, clean and maintain your vivarium, and detect and fix problems. Read through our FAQ section to find answers to your most pressing questions. With this guide, you can easily find solutions to keep your vivarium in optimal condition.

Common Problems

This section on common problems offers an extensive look at topics, ranging from aquariums to terrariums. We give you professional advice on diagnosing, fixing, and maintaining your vivarium to get it back in perfect shape. Find out more about troubleshooting common vivarium problems here.


Are you looking for quick answers to your vivarium questions? This section offers an extensive archive of FAQs that can help you find the best solutions for your vivarium troubles. Find answers to common questions others have asked over time. Learn the essentials of vivarium care with our easy-to-read FAQs.

What aquarium plants can grow out of water?

Many aquarium plants are able to thrive out of water. These include Anubias, Java Fern, and Alternanthera. Anubias can be planted on driftwood or rocks and do not require any soil to grow. Java Fern can also be attached to driftwood or rocks, as well as kept partially or totally submerged in the aquarium. Alternanthera is a great aquarium plant for both aquariums and ponds as it can be grown with its roots fully or partially submerged.

How do plants grow in a paludarium?

Paludariums provide ideal conditions for many tropical and semiaquatic plants to thrive. Most of these plants require at least 60% humidity and temperatures between 70 to 85°F. A substrate of soil mixed with gravel, sphagnum moss, and/or ecosubstrate will provide the necessary nutrients to the roots of most plants. Plants should be placed between the water and the land section of the paludarium. Additionally, the addition of supplementary lighting will provide an ideal environment for growth.

What plants can be used in a paludarium?

Here’s a list of common plants used in a paludarium:

  • Java Moss
  • Java Fern
  • Water Lettuce
  • Anubias Nana
  • Anubias Congensis
  • Bolbitis Heudelotti
  • Water Wisteria
  • Dwarf Sagittaria
  • African Water Fern
  • Amazon Swords



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