#33: 576L Biotope Aquascape: Laos - Nam Theun River
Eric Weggeman, Molenhoek Netherlands
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
160 x 60 x 60 cm (63 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume
576L (152 gallons)
Background
The background is constructed of styrofoam and Poly Urethane foam (PUR), finished with epoxy resin and pigments, covered with sand.
Lighting
3 58W high output TL's: 1 Sylvania Aquastar; 1 Sylvania Plant Color 1 Sylvania Brilliant Daylight
Filtration
Eheim Classic Series 2117, 1,000 liters/hour, filter substrate: ceramic pipes, green filter cotton (rough filtration), peat, white filter cotton (fine filtration).
Additional Information
The combination of fish makes this Biotope the location where a smaller tributary (b. lateristriga and e. kallopterus) enters into the main stream of the Nam Theun River (b. altus, g. pennocki). All fish are fully grown adults, but for the g. pennocki. There are no plants present, since even though these fish are omnivorous, they prefer vegetable food.
Title
Laos - Nam Theun River
Fish/Animals
7 barbus altus (Thailand tinfoil barb), 5 barbus lateristriga (spanner barb), 1 epalzeorhynchus kallopterus (flying fox), 1 gyrinocheilus pennocki (spotted algea eater), wild caught.
Materials
The wood is natural, fixed in position with PUR. All rocks are natural.