Cleaning the Terrarium

Il tempo che impieghi ogni giorno per pulire un terrario dipende molto dalla specie e dal numero di animali che curi. I serpenti che vanno nutriti solo ogni 2-3 settimane o singoli animali causano ovviamente meno sporcizia degli animali che vanno nutriti ogni giorno o ad es. quando devi nutrire centinaia di girini nella riproduzione delle rane.

A terrarium should not be overloaded with decorative objects to the point of confusion and the fittings and decorations should be practical and removable so that a terrarium can be kept cleanwithout difficulty.

The growth on the glass panes of aquarium tanks for aquatic amphibians e.g. axolotl or clawed frogs can be removed by algae magnets, JBL Floaty II , or door handle cleaners or JBL Aqua-T Handy , similar to a fish tank. JBL’s microfibre cloth (& sponge), JBL WishWash è molto efficiente perché non distribuisce lo sporco ma lo raccoglie. Nei terrari aridi i residui essiccati di mangime e delle feci sono facili da aspirare o da staccare con una pinzetta JBL ProScape Tool P straight and tongs such as JBL CombiFix . In wetland terrariums, they usually have to be “scooped out” with some surrounding substrate. Excrement sticking to decorative objects can usually be removed with a brush under hot water. The glass panes should not be cleaned with aggressive chemicals, as residues can cause poisoning. A brush, sponges, blade cleaners and luke-warm water will do to remove any subborn dirt. Unsightly limescale rings should be removed with gentle “biological” cleaners such as JBL Clean T glass cleaner.

Only a few minutes cleaning each day are 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 in a rainforest terrarium.

© 28.10.2017
Heiko Blessin
Heiko Blessin
Dipl.-Biologe

Tauchen, Fotografie, Aquaristik, Haie, Motorrad

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