#507: 54L Biotope Aquascape: Flooded forest near upper Rio Orinoco, Colombia, South America
Dominik Woroch, Poznań Wielkopolska Polska | E-mail: crush32 at wp.pl
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Awards and Judge Comments

Pretty cool that you got those little mushrooms growing!!! And very happy to see someone using Spathiphylum correctly!

Karen Randall

This is a good representation of a black water habitat these fish might inhabit. I like the idea of incorporating emergent plants into the system. However, it's unlikely that they would all be found together in such a small space in the wild. It would have been better to focus solely on the aquarium itself.

Phil Edwards

Nicely created habitat of the Apistogramma agassizii. I would have liked to see more leaf litter as that is very predominant in the flooded forests.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
60 x 30 x 30 cm (24 x 12 x 12 in)
54L (14 gallons)
Black Vinyl
4x Ikea 3W Led, 2x6W T5
Jbl e901
Additional Information
his aquarium simulates the area of a floded forest near upper Rio Orinoco. The Orinoco River is one of the longest rivers in South America and is extremely diverse, and hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna. Rio Orinoco spills in the rainy season creating one of the largest marshes in the world and varied ecoregions on Earth. Water there has a low pH, negligible hardness in a relatively high temperature. The tea coloured water is the result of the decay of leaf litter which leaves tannins in the water. In Rio Orinoco can be found such fish like Heterocharax leptogrammus, Hypancistrus contradens, Steindachnerina argentea and much more.
Flooded forest near upper Rio Orinoco, Colombia, South America
Spathiphyllum sp., Pistia stratiotes L., Taxiphyllum sp., algen, Lemna minor, Gymnopus confluens
Apistogramma Agassizii, Paracheirodon axelrodi
Sand, peat, alnus roots and branches, leaves