#49: 88L Biotope Aquascape Biotope Aquarium river Ticino

Andrea Perotti Somma Lombardo, Italy


Another fantastic "local" biotope! I like the cross-section/slope look. One thing that sticks out to me is that you've got the gravel near what appears to be the bank and the sand in the "channel". That's opposite of what is normally found in the wild. I like how you've transitioned from the Elodea and Potamogeton on the right to the Vallisneria on the left. Well done.
— Phil Edwards
Interesting attractive and clearly a specific biotope. I love the Padogobius!
— Karen Randall
Very unique biotope. Nicely done.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 74 × 34 × 35 cm
Title Biotope Aquarium river Ticino
Volume 88L
Background Black card sticker
Lighting Nr. 3 neon T8 Philips TLD 865 series
Filtration External filter handmade
Plants Potamogeton lucens,
Vallisneria "italiana",
Elodea densa,
Lemna minor
Animals Fishes:

nr. 7 Alburnus alburnus,
nr. 5 young Rutilus aula,
nr. 1 Padogobius martensii.


Viviparus viviparus,
Lymnaea auricularia,
Gyraulus sp.,
Potamopyrgus sp.


Corbicula fluminea,
Corbicula fluminalis,
Unio sp.
Materials Prodac Fertil Plant covered with 20 kg of crop in the Ticino river bottom (sand and gravel). All the rocks and the driftwood (and the water and the leaves and the plants and the animals too) I've taked in the river Ticino.
Additional Information No fertilizazion and no CO2 dispenser system.
The partial water changes are made with water from the river Ticino.
The river Ticino born in Switzerland and runs over 100 km in North Italian territory.

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