#50: 720L Biotope Aquascape: An under Canopy Sumatra River
Girardet Christophe, Chatel St Denis Fribourg Switzerland
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
200 x 60 x 60 cm (79 x 24 x 24 in)
Volume
720L (190 gallons)
Background
not applicable
Lighting
2 x 125 W HQL in 4300k 1st spot : 0800 - 2100 2nd spot : 0900 - 2200
Filtration
1 Rena Canister (biological filtration only) 1 home made filter for mechanical filtration only
Additional Information
no CO2 system. This aquascape takes you far under the Canopy in a Sumatra forest river, where the light is hard to see. Human eye can only try to capture a fish move. Every fish and plant (but Microsorum Windlov) you'll find in this aquascape can be found in this type of river. I tried to capture this so quiet and wild feeling I found in a trekking I made in 2004 in south-east asian forest. Hope you enjoy it
Title
An under Canopy Sumatra River
Plants
40 Vallisneria spiralis, 8 Cryptocoryne wendti "green", 1 Nymphea lotus, 1 Microsorum sp "Windlov"
Fish/Animals
8 Chromobotia macracantha, 4 Balantiocheilus melanopterus, 10 Puntius tetrazona, 18 Trigonostigma hengelei, 3 Trichogaster trichopterus
Materials
5 little driftwoods