External canister with biological and mechanical media
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.