#506: 54L Biotope Aquascape: Mountain creek near Lijiang river in Zhejiang provinces, China
Dominik Woroch, Poznań Wielkopolska Polska | E-mail: crush32 at wp.pl
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Awards and Judge Comments


Nice background information, but it does not describe what is in the tank. C. wendtii does not come from China and cherry shrimp would never be found in the wild. Not a biotope

Karen Randall

Disqualify. Plants and animals are not from the same location.

Phil Edwards

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 30 cm (24 x 12 x 12 in)
54L (14 gallons)
Black Vinyl
2x Leddy Smart, 2x6W T5
Aquael Minikani 80
Additional Information
The aquarium was set up based on a biotope of mountain creek near Lijiang river in Zhejiang province. Zhejiang is an eastern coastal province of China. Water in this creek has fast flow and may be relatively cool(10-15 degrees centigrade at winter), very clear , hard, pH is high(7-8). Foundation, mostly sandy and rocky, in some places gather fallen leaves. Due to the strong current, the plant is quite a few, algae predominate. Level of water in the creek varies during the year. Beside shrimp in the stream can be found fish like: Planorbis planorbis, Tanichthys albonubes, Cyprinidae sp., Stiphdon sp.
Mountain creek near Lijiang river in Zhejiang provinces, China
Algae, Microsorum pteropus, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Taxiphyllum sp., Lemna minor
Neocaridina sp.
Gravel, stones, roots, branches, leaves, sand