Episode 2 – Closed Tropical Terrarium
This is the Second episode of, “How to Terrarium.” In this episode, you will learn EVERYTHING you need to know, in order to make a “natural looking” Closed Tropical terrarium (windowsill size). This video is long, but it explains things in depth; ie. what to buy, how to make your own soil, how to make a false bottom, etc.
Eventually we will go over how to make a terrarium suitable for reptiles/amphibians. You could use the principles explained in this video, to create one on your own. However, some of the things done in this are not optimal for larger setups.
Difficultly Level: Beginner
A closed tropical terrarium is one of the easiest terrariums to care for. They require minimal watering and aren’t demanding in other aspects either. Therefore, this project is perfect for beginners. Even still, don’t get discouraged if you it doesn’t work out right the first time, it takes practice and patience.
A final thing to mention, is that your terrarium WILL mold. This always happens shortly after your enclosure is setup. It is very normal and will go away within a few weeks. As explained in this demonstration, Springtails will help speed up this process and can even prevent it in the first place. I also will be selling spring tails, tropical plants and other terrarium resources in the near future. If you are interested, let me know.
Unfortunately the site where I got the tropical moss doesn’t sell it anymore. You can use aquatic mosses such as Java Moss or Christmas Moss and tropical moss if you can find.