#311: 324L Biotope Aquascape Habitat Ambystoma dumerilii, Pátzcuaro Lake riverside, Urandén, México.

Jose Ramiro Linares Buenrostro MORELIA, Mexico

Awards and Comments

Third Place
What an interesting and unique biotope!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 120 × 60 × 45 cm
Title Habitat Ambystoma dumerilii, Pátzcuaro Lake riverside, Urandén, México.
Volume 324L
Background White styrene.
Lighting The lighting consists of 3 IUSA brand reflectors of 4500 lumens each at a temperature of 6500° K.
Filtration Basket filter BOYU EF45, with flow capacity of 1100 liters / hour although it is regulated to 350 liters / hour approximately, it uses 3 different thicknesses of sponge as Azoo mechanical filter and 2 liters of Matrix Seachem brand for the filter biological.
Plants Sagittaria macrophylla (endemic), Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, Egeria densa, Nymphaea mexicana, Ludwigia peploides, Leersia hexandra, Eichhornia crassipes,Berula erecta and Lemna sp.
Animals Ambystoma dumerilii (endemic), Physa sp. and Cambarellus patzcuarensis (endemic, It is used as food).
Materials Through rocks with rounded edges, natural substrate mix of sand and mud, leaves, seeds, some fallen branches (all this extracted from the habitat of areas where the environment impact was minimal) and driftwood that look very similar to that found in the biotope; the recreation of the riverside of the lake was realized, was performed based on where some tree roots grow.
Additional Information Cambarellus patzcuarensis is used as food, but due to the disposition of the biotope aquarium assembly, it has adapted and even increased in number.
Because the feeding of A. dumerilii is done through a diet of live foods (Cambarellus patzcuarensis, Dafnia sp., Eisenia foetida, Tbifex sp. And Lumbriculus variegatus), partial changes of 35% are made every 15 days.

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