#65: 159L Biotope Aquascape Rainforest pond

Shany Menard Sherbrooke, Canada


This aquarium looks a lot like the habitat I've seen in pictures and videos of the Cardinal Tetra in the wild. You've done a good job making it appear as though all of the hardscape materials have dropped into the aquarium instead of being placed there by hand. Unfortunately the species you've chosen occur all over South America instead of one specific biotope. That being said this is still a fantastic habitat for the fish living in the aquarium and you should be proud of it.
— Phil Edwards
Accurate representation.
— Karen Randall
Nice representation of a South American biotope.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 46 × 38 cm
Title Rainforest pond
Volume 159L
Background Black fabric
Lighting 4 Sylvania Daylight fluocompact 13 Watts
Filtration AquaClear 20 Power Filter - 110 V
AquaClear 70 Power Filter - 110 V
Plants Limnobium laevigatum
Animals Corydoras Paleatus (10);
Farlowella acus (Common Twig Catfish) (1);
Paracheirodon axelrodi (Cardinal Tetra) (12);
Black Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) (9).
Materials Substrate: river sand;
Oak branches and leaves;
In the depths of the Amazonian forests, there is thousands of ponds of acid water. These biotopes are unique and their existence depends on big floods which take place twice a year. These waters are rich in wet acids, they turn the water black. Trees, fragments and floating plants hide the light.
Additional Information Sera Florena (once a week) (plant fertilizer)

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