#137: 64L Paludarium Hong Kong Rocky Stream

Chung Lai Cheng Hong Kong, China

Awards and Comments

First Place
I'm really liking this tank. To me it shouts out "old and natural" which I am a fan of. If I hadn't known better it looks like a slice out of a riverbank in a lush forest; a very familiar scene to me on my old backpacking trips.
— Tony Gomez
I'm not sure telling us about "ex-animals" is a plus. Sometimes there's such a thing as too much information.<g> That said I really like the light lacy look of your tank above the water. It can be hard to light the underwater section of a tank like this well enough to support a lot of plant growth let alone photograph it well. It looks like you are using species that make sense there. I also really like the fact that you have used all native species!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 30 × 36 cm
Title Hong Kong Rocky Stream
Volume 64L
Background Background materials - Acrylic sheets/Mopani woods/Coco panels
Lighting Lighting - ADA NA lamp 20W x3
Filtration Filtration - Eheim 2211,2213 canisters
Plants Plants:
Adiantum capillus-veneris (Venus hair fern)
Centella asiatica
Drosera sp. (Sundews)
Eleocharis acicularis
Eriocaulon sp.
Ficus pumila
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
Java moss
Lemmaphyllum microphyllum
Lemna minor
Marchantia emarginata (Commom liverwort)
Selaginella uncinata (Hooked selaginella)
Vallisneria sp.
Viola sp.
Animals Present animal residents:
Brotia hainanensis (Freshwater snail)
Pseudogastromyzon myersi (Sucker belly loach)
Tanichthys albonubes (White Cloud Mountain Minnow)

Ex-animal residents:
Rana exilispinnosa (Lesser spiny frog tadpoles)
Rhinogobius duospilus (Goby)
Schistura fasciolata (Striped loach)
Materials Substrates - ADA Amazonia Black Soil (Land section),
ADA Power Sand/Seachem Flourite (Underwater)

Landscape materials - Local stream rocks/ Local branches/Lava rocks
Additional Information Waterfall - JBL Mini pump
Others - Water Cooler - water temp set at 25 degree C year round.

The idea of this paludarium is to recreate scene of local rocky stream. All plants and animals are local species.This paludarium has been set up for 3 years.

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