#291: 288L Biotope Aquascape Xingú

Flavio Henard Jorge de Freitas Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


So I guess you did not mean this to be specifically a Rio Xingu biotope. Still the Nyphaea you have chosen are not an Amazonian native and there are a number of floating plants you could have used that would have been more correct for the biotope represented.
— Karen Randall
This is a lovely aquarium. I like your use of leaves and a single plant species. However I wonder how well the discus will do in this tank when they reach full size.
— Phil Edwards

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 40 × 60 cm
Title Xingú
Volume 288L
Background Paper Black
Lighting 4 X 20W T8, 6400K
2 X 20W T8, 5000K
10 hours per day
Filtration Cânister 1000 litres per hour
Plants Nymphea sp
Animals Symphysodon aequifasciatus and Hemigrammus rhodostomus
Materials Driftwood, Pool filter Sand and dry leaves.
Additional Information Aquarium set up to reproduce the same environment of an Amazonian creek.
The name "Xingu" was given in honor of one of the most famous Brazilian Indian tribes.

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