#66: 297L Biotope Aquascape: Orinoco' s Beauty
Mustafa Erdogar, Pendik Istanbul Turkey
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
120 x 45 x 55 cm (47 x 18 x 22 in)
297L (79 gallons)
Black plastic sheet
5*30 watt T8, Opens at 7:00 am to 8:00 pm; 13 hours daily. And a small led kit (gives white light) for nights to simulate moonlight in tropicals.
External filter; 1200 lt/h
Additional Information
I tried to simulate a central Orinoco river biotope with this tank. I arranged the tank like a paludarium, thus, (i think) it seems more natural. Water height is 25 cm and net water volume is about 125 liters. A mist maker works only mornings at 7:00 am to 10:00 am... Humidity of terrestrial area is %75-85... Water properties: - Using %100 RO water with some conditioners which contain some trace elements, humic&fulvic acids, tannins and a bio colorant - Water type: blackwater - GH&KH: 1,5 dh... pH: 5,8... NO3: always under 5 mg/lt... temperature: 26-28 celsius degrees... No fertilization... Water change %10 per week.
Orinoco' s Beauty
Anthurium andreanum, Passiflora caerulea, Hydrocotyle sp. (not sure but possibly Hydrocotyle and possibly H.ranunculoides), Pistia stratiotes and mosses (don't know exact species but i know they aren't java moss; emersed ones have sporangiums)
Corydoras habrosus, Paracheirodon axelrodi, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, Otocinclus sp.
sand, some gravel, driftwood and boiled dry oak tree leaves for aquatic area. cocopeat, driftwood and a dry branch for terrestrial area