Aquariums, Vivariums, Paludariums and Ripariums

90 gal. terribilis vivarium
So…  What’s the difference?

Terrariums (clear, confined containers used for growing plants in controlled environments) become vivariums once higher life forms have been added to them, such as insects, snakes and everything in between.  Paludariums are essentially  vivariums with significant water features.  Ripariums are meant to resemble marginal aquatic areas in nature where water meets land.  They’re essentially water and immersed or bog  plants, with perhaps wood or branches, rocks, etc.,  with little or no significant land feature.  Aquariums, of course, are fully aquatic.

The following are a photos and videos of a some examples:

Aquariums