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Cleaning your terrarium

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:25 am
by jerrysherry
Do not use chemical glass cleaner in your terrarium. A little damp kitchen paper is all you need to clean the glass if it needs it.

Terrariums are prone to developing a white line of lime-scale just above the soil line. To keep your terrarium looking like new, you'll need to clean this every now and then. How much lime-scale forms will depend on your water supply.

To clean lime-scale from your glass container, take a wood satay stick and wrap a piece of moist kitchen paper (either moisten with water or a little non-toxic cleaner) and wipe around the inside of the container, cleaning away the lime-scale.Just click (Spam link removed) for more.

Re: Cleaning your terrarium

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:28 pm
by millipede
Moved this to the pets section... A terrarium doesn't ALWAYS involved pets, but usually does... and, it really isn't a "garden" thing.
We've kept quite a few things in terrariums over the years. Easiest thing we've cared for has been toads. We catch pill bugs and keep them in there with the toad. The pill bugs are used as food AND for keep the tank clean. They don't help with lime scale but they can help eat up any decomposing plant matter and such(helps to keep small flies from being a problem).

We usually just use a damp paper towel as well. If you have hard water, it may be advisable to simply use some of the cheaper(in gallons) bottled water.