#473: 100L Biotope Aquascape Shallow stream of Gorgulho da Rita in dry season, Rio Xingu, Para, Brazil

Yin Qi Beijing, China


Clever inclusion of the tetra species. Unexpected but plausible! And thank you for the description of how you have created the flow in your tank! The "lining up" of your tetras proves the directionality of the flow.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 100 × 50 × 20 cm
Title Shallow stream of Gorgulho da Rita in dry season, Rio Xingu, Para, Brazil
Volume 100L
Background The color spectrum of Kessil 360x Tuna Sun spotlight is closer to the sun. The shining light can more prominently show the relationship between the ripples of the water surface and the underwater objects.

I carefully designed an annular water flow system for these fast-flowing stream fishes. The bottom of the aquarium is vacuum. A natural wave pump is placed on the one side of the bottom. Under the thrust of the wave pump, the water flows out from the other side of the bottom of the aquarium and enters the top of the tank, returning to the starting point under the action of the water flow, which forms a water circulation inside the cylinder. Since, the flow rate in the tank is very fast, just like the habitat I described, these fish can live in my aquarium in the same way as they do in the nature.
Lighting Kessil 360x Tuna Sun 90w (6000k-9000K color spectrum)
Filtration EHEIM compact+ 3000 pump (3000L/h)
Laoyujiang CX-W3 55w Natural Wave Pump (20000L/h)
Plants no
Animals Scobinancistrus aureatus, Ancistomus sabaji, Baryancistrus sp, Moenkhausia heikoi
Materials The pebbles, rocks and sands were all collected in the river. The shape and color of the selected pebbles, rocks and sands are basically the same as the habitat. At the same time, some fallen leaves and branches were found at the bottom of the river. The driftwood is very common in the Rio Xingu River. Loricariidae Family fish feed on this. I used rocks and sands of different sizes to imitate the hidden places in the habitat for Loricariidae Family fish to live. In addition to these fish, I also put some Moenkhausia heikoi as middle-layer fish to enrich the species in the aquarium. In my aquarium, different fish can find almost the same environment as in the habitat. Scobinancistrus aureatus, Ancistomus sabaji and Baryancistrus sp. live in the shelter area, while Moenkhausia heikoi swim in the open area. There is occasional intersection between them, just like going to the house as a guest, lively and interesting.

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