Cleaning the terrarium
Cleaning the terrarium
The time spent daily cleaning a terrarium primarily depends on the type of and number of animals being kept. Snakes that only need to be fed every 2-3 weeks or single animals generally produce far less dirt than animals that need to be fed daily or large groups, such as the hundreds of young frogs, which need to be reared when breeding frogs.
The decorations should be practical and removable so that a terrarium can be kept clean without difficulty. The growth on the glass panes of aquarium tanks for aquatic amphibians e.g. axolotls or clawed frogs can be removed by the JBL Algae Magnet , JBL Floaty II or blade cleaners, JBL Aqua-T Handy , similar to a fish tank.
JBL’s microfibre cloth (& sponge), JBL WishWash , is very effective here, as it doesn‘t spread dirt but removes it instead. Dried food remains and excrement in dry terrariums can be vacuumed easily or collected with a pair of pincers such as JBL ProScape Tool P straight and tongs such as JBL CombiFix . In humid terrariums, they usually have to be “scooped out” with some surrounding substrate. Excrement sticking to decorative objects can usually be removed with a brush and hot water. Do not use aggressive chemicals to clean the panes, as residues can cause poisoning. A brush, sponges, blade cleaners and lukewarm water will do to remove any stubborn dirt. Unsightly lime scale rings should be removed with gentle “biological” acids, JBL Clean T glass cleaners and a separate sponge ( JBL Spongi ). If rocks, wood, technical equipment or other decorative materials are covered with unsightly organic growth (algae, moss, mould, etc.), or are not well-preserved, they can be cleaned with JBL Power Clean in a container overnight and they’ll look like new again. Please just rinse everything well afterwards to make sure the chlorine compound is washed out again.
Only a few minutes cleaning each day is adequate to guarantee proper hygienic conditions for your pets in their terrarium or aquarium. If cleaning is put off too long, the terrarium or aquarium may have to be emptied completely and re-filled, and there may even be unnecessary losses. The usual cleaning procedure for aquariums should be followed for larger-sized water tanks, both with and without a waterfall and in rainforest terrariums. For more details please refer to the JBL website under “Essentials” and “Aquarium”.