#51: 208L Biotope Aquascape: Amazon rainforest
Eva Talmadge, Gainesville FL USA | Aquascaper Website
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Third Place

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
122 x 33 x 41 cm (48 x 13 x 16 in)
Volume
208L (55 gallons)
Background
Back painted black
Lighting
110 watts All-Glass PC, 10 hour photoperiod, 40 watts All-Glass aquarium striplight, 11 hour photoperiod.
Filtration
One Aqua-Clear 300, with a CO2 hose stuck into the intake.
Additional Information
D.I.Y. CO2 (two bottles and a sump, one bottle changed every week), substrate a mix of Fluorite, peat, and plain aquarium gravel. I dose the tank with a D.I.Y. potassium solution as well as Seachem's Flourish and Iron. Many of my plants are show deficiency symptoms, and I am still working out the correct fertilization regimen.

stream tank. Ph 6.8, GH 10, KH 3, temp 79 F, water changes 20% weekly. This is a relatively young tank, and I know the foreground needs time to fill in. You may also notice I have very few fish in this tank - I had a school of neons, but they had issues with neon tetra disease. I am open to any fish-stocking suggestions!

Title
Amazon rainforest
Plants
1. Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrot's feather), 2. Echinodorus bleheri(amazon sword), 3. Echinodorus quadricostatus, 4. Echinodorus "red flame", 5. Echinodorus osiris, 6. Hemianthus micranthemoides (pearlweed), 7. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis.
Fish/Animals
One pair of Microgeophagus ramirezi (blue rams), one male Apistogramma cacatuoides, one Farowella acus (twig catfish), several otocinclus sp.
Materials
Driftwood, collected around Florida, probably some kind of swamp pine.