#51: 1568L Biotope Aquascape South American Clear Water River (along Xingu banks)

Girardet Christophe Chatel St Denis, Switzerland


I'm sure you are providing a healthy home for your fish. However the presence of man-made items plus the very murky water really count against your tank.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 320 × 70 × 70 cm
Title South American Clear Water River (along Xingu banks)
Volume 1568L
Background outside back glass painted in black
Lighting 4 x T5 80 W
1st spot : 0900 - 2100
2nd spot : 1000 - 2200
Filtration 2 x Eheim Pro III 2080

2 x Tunze Stream 8500 l/h used with a "home made" venturi generating a circular flow of the water around the tank
Plants not applicable
Animals 5 Semaprochilodus taeniurus,
5 Geophagus sp "orange head",
8 Baryancistrus sp "golden nuggets" L81,
3 Panaque sp "Xingu" LDA63,
4 Ancistrus sp L100,
1 Scobinancistrus aureatus,
2 Pseudacanthicus sp L320
Materials 6 big driftwoods (90 - 130 cms)
30 kgs of stones
160 kgs of clear river sand

Additional Information I started this tank with a main objective, which is to try to breed Panaque sp LDA63 (and why not Baryancistrus sp L81). I give them all I suppose they need, to grow and to come in good conditions for that. I keep in mind that a few years ago, everybody thought Hypancistrus zebra was impossible to breed in captivity... and so now, you can see them bred everywhere... So why not the same with Panaque ? so wait and see

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