#32: 1474L Biotope Aquascape Lake Petén Shallows

lee nuttall wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Awards and Comments

First Place
Not only is your tank faithful to the biotope but it is a beautiful home for your spectacular fish as well. Great job!
— Karen Randall
You've created a lovely home for your large cichlids that makes me think of the rocky littoral zone of many lakes I've visited. The judicious use of Hornwort is well done. In this case less is definitely more. It adds a realistic touch of vegetation without overpowering the rocky theme.
— Phil Edwards

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 244 × 120 × 60 cm
Title Lake Petén Shallows
Volume 1474L
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.
Plants Ceratophyllum sp. Hornwort
Animals Vieja melanura x 5
Materials Large river stones and cobbles, sand with fine gravel mix, beech tree branches

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.

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