#51: 1568L Biotope Aquascape: South American Clear Water River (along Xingu banks)
Girardet Christophe, Chatel St Denis Fribourg Switzerland
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
320 x 70 x 70 cm (1.3e+02 x 28 x 28 in)
Volume
1568L (415 gallons)
Background
outside back glass painted in black
Lighting
4 x T5 80 W 1st spot : 0900 - 2100 2nd spot : 1000 - 2200
Filtration
2 x Eheim Pro III 2080 2 x Tunze Stream 8500 l/h used with a "home made" venturi generating a circular flow of the water around the tank
Additional Information
I started this tank with a main objective, which is to try to breed Panaque sp LDA63 (and why not Baryancistrus sp L81). I give them all I suppose they need, to grow and to come in good conditions for that. I keep in mind that a few years ago, everybody thought Hypancistrus zebra was impossible to breed in captivity... and so now, you can see them bred everywhere... So why not the same with Panaque ? so wait and see
Title
South American Clear Water River (along Xingu banks)
Plants
not applicable
Fish/Animals
5 Semaprochilodus taeniurus, 5 Geophagus sp "orange head", 8 Baryancistrus sp "golden nuggets" L81, 3 Panaque sp "Xingu" LDA63, 4 Ancistrus sp L100, 1 Scobinancistrus aureatus, 2 Pseudacanthicus sp L320
Materials
6 big driftwoods (90 - 130 cms) 30 kgs of stones 160 kgs of clear river sand