#642: 175L Biotope Aquascape Forgotten pool

Jakub Kijak Zegrze, Poland


It is a pitty to say but this biotpe layout deserves a much nicer tank. One that can be filled properly and does not show so clearly chipped glass (bottom right) and sillcone.
— Marco Aukes
Well done on a pretty close representation of a backwater pool.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 45 × 39 cm
Title Forgotten pool
Volume 175L
Background none
Lighting 1 x 39W Narva Bio Vital + 1 x 39W Sylvania Aquastar
Filtration external Fluval 203, internal Aqua-el Fat 1
Plants none
Animals Paracheirodon axelrodi, Hemigrammus rodwayi
Materials light sand, drifwood, sticks, leaves
Additional Information The tank represents one of the clear water tributary in Rio Negro system (middle basin). Both species (P. axelrodi and H.rodwayi) inhabit forest streams and rather minor tributaries containing relatively slowly-moving water. Lack of plants, lots of dust and arganic matter on the bottom. The water is soft but not very acid. I used almost white sand, selected wood which imitates eroded tree and dark leaves. I belive that some algae are in order therefore I didn't remove them. I planned to entry this aquarium last year ("AGA 2013" on drawing), but finnaly I decided to show three other tanks.

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