Aquariums vs. Terraced Farms
Difference Between Aquariums And Terraced Farms
This article is aimed primarily at beginners who do not have so many animals and not so very long experience and large breeds.
The basic difference between aquariums and terraced farms is that aquariums are designed to house fish and has an opening at the top while the terraced farms are designed to house reptiles and opening is in the front.
It is no coincidence that the terraced farms have opening in the front; such a solution is not only the most convenient but also the best solution for most species of reptiles.
Terraced farms are not only easier to irrigate and clean, they also maintains the climatic conditions of the animals in a better way than aquariums.
Tanks not only create problems in relation to climate control but the animals also carry the mental and behavioral signs depending on the type of cages they are kept in.
How many benefits have aquariums in relation to the terraced farms `? They are cheaper to purchase? That’s it.
Professional breeders often use tanks instead of terraced farms but here we are talking about completely different types of animals and the main point in animal husbandry is to breed as many animals as possible, as economically as possible to saturate the market, to ensure the captive population of a species or to create a new morph / color variant of a species for the hobby enthusiast.
This hobby was newly introduced and reptiles were not so common among private enthusiasts, few manufacturers of terraced farms and aquariums was like the only option, at least for those not so good at building one all by their own selves.
As the hobby became more popular in the world, in countries where it is allowed, the terraced farms more accessible and today is not significantly more expensive than aquariums.
Today, terra manufacturers work so fine that it is even possible to buy terra farm specially adapted to certain types of reptiles and amphibians.
To name an example, terraced farms for geckos have sloping front glass so that when the gecko excretes when they are on the glass the excrement should flow down rather than making a nasty streak.
Enthusiasts who have some experience in the hobby learn eventually on their own that terraced farms are preferable and to avoid the tanks as far as it goes.
If you can shift from aquariums to terraced farms, or at least build or buy terraced farms instead of aquariums in the future. This avoids some of the discomfort that fans have been cursed by former lovers, and that your animals will stay healthier and better.
It is possible to keep all species of reptiles in aquariums, it is possible to get them to thrive equally well in aquariums as the terraced farms as well, it’s just harder and the daily care taking slightly longer.