In Situ Ecosystems – Selva Vivarium, 24″

In Situ Ecosystems – Selva Vivarium, 24″


SKU: IS-102 Category:



All-glass vivarium: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
With Alumalite composite back: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)

 (width x height x depth)
22.25 x 24 x 17.5″
(56.5 x 61 x 44.5 cm)


The Selva is our base-level vivarium and incorporates several innovative features:

  • A base and canopy made from ABS thermoplastic (the same material LEGOs are made from)
  • Sloped base deck and integrated drain/plumbing
  • Door tracks with integrated ‘bumpers’ that create a seal and prevent fruit flies from escaping
  • Annealed glass doors, light bay and rear vent cover
  • Annealed glass sides and back
  • Black powder-coated stainless steel screens
  • Three pre-drilled misting head holes (with plugs) in front of the light bay
  • Three adjustable front hood vents and adjustable rear vent

What differentiates the Selva from our other vivarium models is the hood: although it doesn’t allow for integrating our custom air circulation fans, it has a central light bay that can have either screening or glass installed (your choice), which makes it a great option for animals that need a little more outside air, ventilation or UVB.

InSitu LED light units can be placed on top of the light bay (pictured), but the Selva’s hood does not allow them to be fully installed like the Selva Plus or Amazonia.

Items drop ship within 1-3 Business days.

Additional information

Back Panel Upgrade

Our lightweight Alumalite back panel is made of an aluminum composite that reduces the weight of each vivarium by approximately 8 lbs., making them extremely easy to move, carry and maneuver.

Add as many panels to your cart as you are ordering vivariums – we will automatically incorporate each into your custom-built enclosures.

Rio Water Flow Systems

Free installation is already reflected in the current listed upgrade price.

A rushing creek in a mountain ravine, the steady trickle of water down a rocky embankment, a winding stream through a lowland rainforest… Capturing the essence of water in the wild is a worthy goal, and one we have taken deeply to heart. These environments inspire us to create microcosms of tranquility within our homes, and we have developed a system that enables you to do just that.

THE RIO WATER FLOW SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE IN TWO OPTIONS: A Do-It-Yourself (DIY) retrofit kit that enables the creation of a waterfall, drip wall or stream within your vivarium, or a Factory-Install kit that contains nearly all the same components but enables us to create penetrations inside the vivarium for you that will not void its warranty, as well as mounting the pump inside the vivarium's base.

The Rio Factory Install kit includes all of the components you need to create your choice of a stream, waterfall or drip wall, including:

Pump assembly
Regulated 9V power supply and potentiometer (dimmer)
5 feet of connecting tubing
All necessary strainers and bulkhead fittings
1 filter sock
Misc. mounting hardware
Choice of approach (stream, waterfall, drip wall)
Choice of where the internal penetration will be located
Custom fabrication of your vivarium in accordance with your selection

Neptune Systems

The Neptune Systems Apex controller has been the gold standard in providing control to complex habitat systems for over 20 years. Although it was originally designed for reef tank management, we have adapted it to control the cycles and parameters that are important to terrestrial plant and animal species found in tropical rainforests.


Neptune Apex Controller
Temperature probe
Energy Bar 4
InSitu dimmer cable (will power up to 2 Meanwell power supplies)

Neptune Systems' customary technical support
Additional 1-yr InSitu programming support (including scheduled internet help with specific programming requests)
Plug-and-play pre-set programming (daily lighting, circulation, misting, temperature monitoring & mitigation)
Alexa compatibility & monitoring

Meanwell Power Supply

This power supply is for those who already have one of our lighting systems and are ready to upgrade and connect it to an Apex controller for automated dimming and lighting cycles.

This product is only necessary if you are running an Apex controller. An Apex-to-Meanwell connector cable is also required to connect to the Apex, and is available as a separate accessory.


Our light unit is designed for use with any Selva or Selva Plus vivarium: it can simply be placed on top of the light bay on all standard Selva vivariums or directly installed into all Selva Plus and Amazonia vivarium hoods.

A frosted glass lens distributes light evenly and eliminates the harsh qualities of typical LED light sources. Six diode strips provide plenty of life for orchids and other high intensity plants. The entire unit can be disassembled for maintenance and cleaning.

Options: Includes a standard power supply and dimmer for manual adjustment. You can upgrade to a 75w Meanwell power supply for years of trouble-free service and to allow for the ability to connect to a Neptune Systems Apex controller. An Apex-to-Meanwell connector cable is also required to connect the to the Apex, and is available as a separate accessory.