#30: 63L Biotope Aquascape: Cambridgeshire Lake, England, UK
George Farmer, Stamford United Kingdom | Aquascaper Website
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 36 cm (24 x 12 x 14 in)
Volume
63L (17 gallons)
Background
N/A
Lighting
2 x 24w HO T5 6500K, 8 hour photoperiod
Filtration
External canister with biological and mechanical media
Additional Information
This biotope aquascape was inspired from a visit to a local lake. As a qualified sub-aqua diver I went into the water and observed the fish and plant species present. I tested the water temperature and chemistry (pH and hardness). I collected the hardscaping materials i.e. wood, stones and leaves from the lake. What you see here is a very realistic representation of what I saw and it was a joy to create it in my living space. pH 7.5, KH 6, GH 12, temp. 20C.
Title
Cambridgeshire Lake, England, UK
Plants
Egeria densa, Eleocharis sp., unidentified marginal plant
Fish/Animals
Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus (5)
Materials
ADA Aqua Soil, silica sand, collected rocks, stones and small pebbles, collected submerged wood/branches and oak leaves