Vivarium Photo Gallery

Vivariums With Heavy Duty Backgrounds, Manufactured Backgrounds, and No Backgrounds

Most of the vivariums featured below are fairly simple to build, and range from incredibly basic to moderately complex. While not as intricately detailed as a vivarium with a fully custom background (showcased in a separate gallery), the methods of building shown below provide an extremely durable & long-lasting environment which won't break the budget. This gallery features many NEHERP Heavy Duty custom backgrounds, some manufactured backgrounds, and one or two enclosures without any background at all. Since those types of backgrounds aren't common for large enclosures, most vivariums featured below aren't exceedingly large. We hope these images can help inspire builders of any experience level to create the environment they are dreaming about. If you'd like to see what's involved with building your own, we'd suggest checking out our Vivarium Kit pages. Just about every single one of these enclosures was built using our discounted, specially designed kits following our Vivarium Articles as DIY instructions.
 

About The Vivarium ID Numbers
 
 
 

About Vivarium IDs

A unique Vivarium ID Number has been assigned to every vivarium in our galleries. This helps us keep our photos organized, and also allows anyone to reference specific enclosures for detailed info when contacting us. With a Vivarium ID number, we can access any enclosure's build data to answer questions regarding plants, lighting, background type, wood decor, & more. :-) Furthermore, we've broken up the vivariums into a few classes to keep organization simple, and to help viewers know a little more about each vivarium just by looking at the class prefix.
 
Vivarium ID Classes:
CB Series: Vivarium built with Custom Background Kit
CT Series: Vivarium built using a Cork Tile Background
EB Series: Vivarium built using Exo Terra's Stock Background
HD Series: Vivarium built with Heavy Duty Background Kit
NB Series: Vivarium built without any background material
 
We hope this organizational system helps explain a little bit about how each vivarium is built! If you have any questions about any vivariums in this gallery, don't hesitate to email us & reference the specific Vivarium ID! We'll be glad to help.
 

 
 
 
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Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Enclosure: 36x18x24
Viv ID: HD1
Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Enclosure: 36x18x24
Viv ID: HD1
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD2
NEHERP Moss Slurry In Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
NEHERP Moss Slurry
In Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD2
Coqui Tree Frog Vivarium
Coqui Tree Frog Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD3
Simple & Easy Gecko Vivarium
A Simple Gecko Vivarium
Built By A High School Student Employee
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: HD4
Simple & Easy Vivarium
A Simple Vivarium
Built By A High School Student Employee
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: HD5
Quick & Easy Vivarium
A Quickly Built Vivarium
Built By A High School Student Employee
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: HD6
A simple Crested Gecko Vivarium
Simple Crested Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT1
An Overgrown Crested Gecko Vivarium
An Overgrown Crested Gecko Vivarium
Housing an 8+ year old pair!
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CT2
Temporary, Inexpensive Vivarium
A Temporary Hatchling Vivarium
For Mourning Geckos
Enclosure: 8x8x12
Viv ID: EB1
Basic Crested Gecko Vivarium
A Basic Crested Gecko Vivarium
Built on a shoestring budget!
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT3
Simple, beautiful vivarium display
An easy & beautiful vivarium display
For Dendrobates leucomelas
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT4
Chahoua Gecko Vivarium
Rhacodactylus chahoua Vivarium
The center log acts as a huge hide!
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD7
Leaf Tail Gecko Vivarium
A Vivarium For Large Geckos
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CT5
Gecko Vivarium Floor, Acclimated
Gecko Vivarium Floor
(Acclimated)
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CT6
Cheap Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
(A low-expense build)
Enclosure: 29 Vertical
Viv ID: CT7
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Enclosure: 12x12x12
Viv ID: NB1
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Enclosure: 12x12x12
Viv ID: CT8
Dart Frog Growout Vivarium
Acclimated Dart Frog Growout Vivarium
(A low-expense build)
Viv ID: NB2
Starter hobbyist vivarium
Starter hobbyist vivarium
(A low-expense build)
Enclosure: 8x8x12
Viv ID: EB2
Understated live vivarium
Understated, nice looking vivarium
(A fairly low-expense build)
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT9
Gargoyle Gecko Breeding Vivarium
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD8
Gargoyle Gecko Breeding Vivarium Closeup
Gecko Vivarium Closeup
Fern rhizomes
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD8
Tree Frog Vivarium
Basic Tree Frog Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD9
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Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Enclosure: 36x18x24
Viv ID: HD1
 
 
Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Rhacodactylus leachianus Vivarium
Enclosure: 36x18x24
Viv ID: HD1
 
 
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD2
 
 
NEHERP Moss Slurry In Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
NEHERP Moss Slurry
In Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD2
 
 
Coqui Frog Vivarium
Coqui Tree Frog Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD3
 
 
Simple & Easy Gecko Vivarium
A Simple Gecko Vivarium
Built By A High School Student Employee

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: HD4
 
 
Simple & Easy Vivarium
A Simple Vivarium
Built By A High School Student Employee

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: HD5
 
 
Quick & Easy Vivarium
A Quickly Built Vivarium
Built By A High School Student Employee

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: HD6
 
 
A simple Crested Gecko Vivarium
Simple Crested Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT1
 
 
An Overgrown Crested Gecko Vivarium
An Overgrown Crested Gecko Vivarium
Housing an 8+ year old pair!

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CT2
 
 
Temporary, Inexpensive Vivarium
A Temporary Hatchling Vivarium
For Mourning Geckos

Enclosure: 8x8x12
Viv ID: EB1
 
 
Basic Crested Gecko Vivarium
A Basic Crested Gecko Vivarium
Built on a shoestring budget!

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT3
 
 
Simple, beautiful vivarium display
An easy & beautiful vivarium display
For Dendrobates leucomelas

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT4
 
 
Chahoua Gecko Vivarium
Rhacodactylus chahoua Vivarium
The center log acts as a huge hide!

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD7
 
 
Leaf Tail Gecko Vivarium
A Vivarium For Large Geckos
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CT5
 
 
Gecko Vivarium Floor, Acclimated
Gecko Vivarium Floor
(Acclimated)

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: CT6
 
 
Cheap Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Budget Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
(A low expense build)

Enclosure: 29 Vertical
Viv ID: CT7
 
 
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Enclosure: 12x12x12
Viv ID: NB1
 
 
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Phelsuma klemmeri Vivarium
Enclosure: 12x12x12
Viv ID: CT8
 
 
Dart Frog Growout Vivarium
Acclimated Dart Frog Growout Vivarium
(A low-expense build)

Enclosure: 10 Gallon Aquarium
Viv ID: NB2
 
 
Starter hobbyist vivarium
Starter hobbyist vivarium
(A low-expense build)

Enclosure: 8x8x12
Viv ID: EB2
 
 
Understated live vivarium
Understated, nice looking vivarium
(A fairly low-expense build)

Enclosure: 18x18x18
Viv ID: CT9
 
 
Gargoyle Gecko Breeding Vivarium
Gargoyle Gecko Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD8
 
 
Gargoyle Gecko Breeding Vivarium Closeup
Gecko Vivarium Closeup
Fern rhizomes

Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD8
 
 
Tree Frog Vivarium
Basic Tree Frog Vivarium
Enclosure: 18x18x24
Viv ID: HD9
 
 
 
 
 

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