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KLN1988
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PostSubject: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 3:00 pm

Hi all,

Had three H. Laoticus a week or two ago, now i got about 20 - 25 of them! found out wich one is the female ^^
I housed the two males in a 30x30x30 ExoTerra terrarium so they wouldnt hurt the babies. - Normaly my red millipedes live in there, now they are in a little smaller box.
She is housed in my 60x30x30 akvastabil terrarium, so she and her babies got enough room.
Now i guess i need a new home for them, as they will get bigger! Wink
Dont know what would be the best choice for my scorps, a tank or a terrarium?
I Learn more towards the tank, due to the lower prices, and that i can make a false bottom and still put in a really big layer of peat in it. But my biggest concern with the tank is the ventilation.
But i got good experience with the terrariums, though there isnt verry much room for peat. And they cost alot of money! - Never tried with a tank before.

I hope some of you can help me with this "problem" Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 4:06 pm

Just make a mesh lid for the tank and it would be the exact same thing as a exoterra.
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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 4:12 pm

Thanks Shadowfoot Smile
So the ventilation in the front isnt that important?
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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 4:47 pm

All my scorp enclosures are top ventilation and I only keep desert species and I have never had mycosis on them. So it should be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 5:10 pm

I prefer tanks that I can choose how much or little ventilation holes to use, problem with mesh lids is its harder to keep humidity up.
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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 5:13 pm

Then decrease the amount of space the mesh takes up.
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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/11/2012, 5:41 pm

shadowfoot wrote:
Then decrease the amount of space the mesh takes up.
yup easily done with some cling film.
But I still prefer to drill my own air holes or install my own vents Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tank or terrarium?   7/12/2012, 4:02 am

I thought that the tank would get way too humid! The terrariums that i use i really well ventilated. Think ill go with the tank this time then Smile Thanks guys
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