#32: 1474L Biotope Aquascape: Lake Petén Shallows
lee nuttall, wolverhampton west midlands united kingdom | Aquascaper Website
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
244 x 120 x 60 cm (96 x 47 x 24 in)
Volume
1474L (390 gallons)
Background
modified Back to Nature
Lighting
T8 Freshwater lamps x2
Filtration
Biological filtration behind the background, powered by 2 maxijet pumps rated 1700 lph/2300 lph.
Additional Information
after doing much reading on the aquatic fauna found around the Petén basins, I learned that both Elodea sp. and Ceratophyllum sp. are found extensively around some parts of Lake Petén banks and shorelines. This inspired me to represent a shallow river bank area with Hornwort growing and left to trail along the surface to create a shady area.
Title
Lake Petén Shallows
Plants
Ceratophyllum sp. Hornwort
Fish/Animals
Vieja melanura x 5
Materials
Large river stones and cobbles, sand with fine gravel mix, beech tree branches