#93: 1081L Biotope Aquascape
Lori Shimoda, Honolulu Hawaii USA
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Awards and Judge Comments

First Place

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
244 x 76 x 64 cm (96 x 30 x 25 in)
Volume
1081L (286 gallons)
Background
painted black back
Lighting
2 x 150W metal halide, approx. 5000K, and indirect sunlight
Filtration
Fluval 4 internal
Additional Information
The aquascape is modeled after an estuary where mangroves sprout and grow along the shoreline. Brackish water fish like the Archer fish and Monodactylus may be found in these areas. The tank and lighting were designed to encourage flying insects to enter the tank, since the Archer fish enjoy hunting them. The tank is located in our patio and attracts many bugs, esp. during the summer when the termites swarm. The mangroves were collected as seedlings along the shore of Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and were grown out under various conditions at our home.
Plants
Rhizophora mangle (red mangrove)
Fish/Animals
Toxotes jaculator, T. chatareus, Monodactylus sebae
Materials
550 lbs. #3 Monterey sand