#167: 110L Biotope Aquascape Papuan Stream

Matthew D McGee Davis, United States


Nice representation of your chosen biotope!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 76 × 30 × 46 cm
Title Papuan Stream
Volume 110L
Background Penn Plax "Deep Blue Sea"
Lighting x2 18W T5
Filtration Via Aqua VitaLife M200
Plants Microsorum pteropus
Animals 5 Goo Obo Gudgeon (Allomogurnda nesolepis),
8 Horned nerite (Clithon Corona)
Materials River gravel, river rocks, driftwood
Additional Information Goo Obo gudgeons (Allomogurnda nesolepis) originate from streams in central Papua New Guinea. Plants are usually scarce in these streams, but Microsorum pteropus can be found submerged and growing on rocks (source: http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Plants/java-fern.html#12). The horned nerite (Clithon corona) and its close relatives are also found in fast-flowing stream in PNG, the Phillipines, and Indonesia (source: distribution map from http://www.zipcodezoo.com/Animals/C/Clithon_corona/)

In order to better simulate a stream habitat, I have altered the filter to provide unidirectional flow (via an intake tube on the side of the tank opposite the filter). The large river rocks are supported with stone blocks and eggcrate to ensure stability.

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