#198: 74L Biotope Aquascape: Summer in Ticino River - Aquatic plants, the cradle of new life
Andrea Perotti, Somma Lombardo Varese Italy | E-mail: perotticasale at libero.it | Aquascaper Website
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
77 x 32 x 30 cm (30 x 13 x 12 in)
Volume
74L (20 gallons)
Background
None
Lighting
1 neon T8 18 watt Philips 840
Filtration
2 internal filters (PRODAC + Hydor) with sponge
Additional Information
Fertilization: PRODAC Nutron Flora - Water: all caught in the river Ticino (also that of water changes)
Title
Summer in Ticino River - Aquatic plants, the cradle of new life
Plants
Lagarosiphon major, Vallisneria spiralis, Egeria densa, Fontinalis sp., Potamogeton perfoliatus, Ranunculus penicillatus, Potamogeton pectinatus, Myriophyllum spicatum
Fish/Animals
About 15 young Squalius cephalus (all fry) - 5 young Scardinius erythrophthalmus (all fry) - Many small invertebrates: Bithynia tantaculata, Physella acuta, Gyraulus acronicus, Potamopyrgus antipodarum, Lymnaea auricularia, Theodoxus fluviatilis, Viviparus viviparus, Dreissena polymorpha, Unio pictorum, Corbicula fluminea, Corbicula fluminalis - Larvae of Potamophylax sp.
Materials
Substrate: PRODAC Fertil Plant + gravel and sand caught in the river Ticino - Rocks: caught in the river Ticino - Driftwood: caught in the river Ticino - Dead leaves: caught in the river Ticino