#50: 720L Biotope Aquascape An under Canopy Sumatra River

Girardet Christophe Chatel St Denis, Switzerland


Attractive tank!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 200 × 60 × 60 cm
Title An under Canopy Sumatra River
Volume 720L
Background not applicable
Lighting 2 x 125 W HQL in 4300k
1st spot : 0800 - 2100
2nd spot : 0900 - 2200
Filtration 1 Rena Canister (biological filtration only)
1 home made filter for mechanical filtration only
Plants 40 Vallisneria spiralis,
8 Cryptocoryne wendti "green",
1 Nymphea lotus,
1 Microsorum sp "Windlov"
Animals 8 Chromobotia macracantha,
4 Balantiocheilus melanopterus,
10 Puntius tetrazona,
18 Trigonostigma hengelei,
3 Trichogaster trichopterus
Materials 5 little driftwoods
Additional Information no CO2 system.

This aquascape takes you far under the Canopy in a Sumatra forest river, where the light is hard to see. Human eye can only try to capture a fish move. Every fish and plant (but Microsorum Windlov) you'll find in this aquascape can be found in this type of river. I tried to capture this so quiet and wild feeling I found in a trekking I made in 2004 in south-east asian forest. Hope you enjoy it

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