postheadericon How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

Have you ever wondered what your lizards tank would look like if it was tropical? WikiHow can help! With a few simple steps, you too can make a naturalistic tropical vivarium for your critter!

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

1 Fill the bottom of the tank with pebbles. These will act as drainage.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

2 Put terrarium mat over the pebbles. This will filter water.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

3 Cover the mat with the mulch substrate. Leave about a quarter of the tank uncovered.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

4 Put the acrylic sheet over the uncovered area of the tank.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

5 Plant the first plant in the corner.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

6 Put the branches in an arboreal (climbing) position.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

7 Place the log down in width so that it is on an angle.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

8 Place the heating rock under the log.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

9 Place the heating pad near the plant.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

10 Put the hide-away log near the heating pad, and under the plant.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

11 Put the basking light over the shade log.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

12 Place the long light evenly across the enclosure

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

13 Fill the acrylic part with water. Replace water every week.

How to Create a Tropical Vivarium

14 Spray with bottle 2-5 times a day.

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