Entry #144: 231L Biotope Aquascape: North Mekong River
Bonetti Pascal, Meyzieu Rhône-Alpe France
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Awards and Judge Comments

Third Place

I have been along the Mekong river, and it is a HUGE river, with tremendous variations in water level. I have a hard time imagining this tranquil, plant-filled bank along its edge.

Karen Randall

I applaud your use of geographically appropriate flora and fauna in creating this attractive aquarium. It's certainly an appropriate entry for this category in that regard. The aquascaping is starting to blur the line between a natural biotope and aquatic garden. It's a gorgeous aquarium and the inhabitants look happy and healthy. You should be proud of your work.

Phil Edwards

Very natural looking Mekong scape.

Kris Weinhold

Aquascape Details

Tank Size 105 x 49 x 45 cm (41 x 19 x 18 in)
Volume 231L (61 gallons)
Background Back light
Lighting 4 x 39W T5
Filtration Eheim pro3
I have tried to reproduce a river temporarily taken out of his usual bed (with pebbles). pH = 6,5 ; GH = 6-8°d ; T = 25-28°C
Title North Mekong River
Plants Microsorum pteropus sp. ; Vesicularia sp. ; Lomariopsis lineata
Fish/Animals Trigonostigma espei x 25
"Asia" wood, River Pebbles.