#432: 64L Biotope Aquascape Chao Phraya river, flooded forests

Pawel Nowotko Edinburgh, United Kingdom


These Cryptocoryne are from Sri Lanka not Thailand. The Bettas are not wild type.
— Karen Randall
Nicely done little biotope. It could however be stronger if the whole tank would be used.

What I mean by that is that the tank looks better if I scroll down and are not able to see the upper part of the picture.

Just a few sticks up there as well or maybe somehting floating that is biotope correct could make it much stronger!
— Marco Aukes
Nice Algae growth. I would prefer the fallen leaves to be a bit more decayed for better effect. nice job.
— Kam Wong
Unfortunately the Betta species is a variety that is bred by man and not a true wild type representation. Otherwise a decent representation of a flooded biotope. The artificial background detracts from the overall feel of the biotope.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 61 × 30 × 35 cm
Title Chao Phraya river, flooded forests
Volume 64L
Background hand made ​​of foam and Styrofoam and paint
Lighting 10W floodlight 6500K
Filtration Eheim 2012
Plants Cryptocoryne wendtii brown, Cryptocoryne parva, Moss sp.
Animals pair Betta splendens
Materials sand with the smallest grain size, wood gathered from nearby woods - oak, alder cones and oak leaves
Additional Information In Thailand there are clean water and black water. Because of periodic flooding of forests the water is poorly oxygenated and soft. There are a little of plants because the sun cannot reach through the dense forests. There are fallen leaves and rotting wood everywhere. Here you can find a variety of small fish, for instance Pangio and Betta.

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