In the past times of discovery, aquariums, vivariums, and terrariums played quite an useful role. Scientists, and live specimen collectors used these to transport, and sustain fish, animal, and plant life in artificial, yet close to natural habitat, conditions.
They are still very popular. I guess, it would be hard to find a grown up, who never had a tank
with fish, exotic lizard, or turtle at some point.
I had fish. Loved it to start with, then got bored, and ended with an empty aquarium, that needed to be put to new use. That's how my first terrariums happened. Many other people do them, too. Terrariums are easy to make, highly decorative, and educational. Desert, Rain forest, -nearly all natural conditions can be simulated in a terrarium. Here, is HOW TO DO IT
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