Mustafa Erdogar, Pendik Istanbul Turkey
- 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...
- 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...
NO3: always under 5 mg/lt...
temperature: 26-28 celsius degrees...
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