There’s a lot of crossover in the broader world of animal husbandry so it should come as no surprise that the company which has been pushing the envelope of aquarium keeping is dipping its toes into the more terrestrial side of enclosures. Leap Habitats is a new company focusing on the care and husbandry of what we in the aquarium world like to call ‘dry tanks’ with a special focus on reptiles, amphibians, and other terrestrial critters which will greatly benefit from the Ecotech Marine approach to building life support systems.
We’ve born witness to a growing reptile research center at Ecotech Marine HQ which has been the testing ground for new products under the Leap Habitats banner which include automatic misters, foggers, LED lights, UV lamps, and their first big innovation being flat-packed small to medium sized terrestrial enclosures. We know we’re not the only reefers who keep houseplants and freshwater aquariums and very much enjoy the art and science of reptile keeping.
We might be even more inclined to entertain some herpetology when we see what kind of cross pollination reefers might enjoy (at least to see) between the aquarium and terrestrial world as there’s a lot we can learn from a wide cross section of disciplines regarding animal husbandry. The livestream launch for Leap Habitats is just warming as we write this but we expect to see some fresh ideas regarding reptile keeping and perhaps through that lens, down the road some spillover into how we look at our own reef tanks.