#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)
63L (17 gallons)
2 x 24w HO T5 6500K, 8 hour photoperiod
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.
Cambridgeshire Lake, England, UK
Egeria densa, Eleocharis sp., unidentified marginal plant
Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus (5)
ADA Aqua Soil, silica sand, collected rocks, stones and small pebbles, collected submerged wood/branches and oak leaves