#668: 173L Biotope Aquascape The call of the home village

manh.pham.duc Ha Noi, Vietnam


General Impression/Faithful Reproduction of Biotope:
Without some declaration of what the biotope is there is no way to effectively determine whether the reproduction is accurate or not. Overall the display is very pleasing. The distribution of the plants in the tanks is somewhat unnatural as one would expect the plants to be growing everywhere in the space without regard for aesthetics of the display.

Accuracy of Plants and Animals for Biotope:
Impossible to know however... Vallisneria is a very rare genus in South America with only one type (V. americana) found naturally (Colombia and Venezuela). So it is very unlikely to find V. spiralis with Rummynose tetras. And V. spiralis 'Tiger' is a selected cultivar not a wild type. It would be possible to find Sagittaria subulata with rummynose tetras. Which of the several species of rummynose are these? That would give another clue as to the biotope.

Accuracy of Hardscape:
The choice of hardscape materials is good but without knowing the biotope they cannot be judged as accurate. However the physical form of the rock the appearance of the wood and light-colored sand is very similar to rummynose tetra habitats in Colombia.

The display is very nice water mostly clear and glass clean. The fish appear healthy. The plants appear to be growing well.
— Ted Judy
This has much more the feeling of a "designed" aquascape than a biotope from nature. I wish you had explained for us what the little cardboard floating thing is supposed to be.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 69 × 28 cm
Title The call of the home village
Volume 173L
Lighting Led 12w x 4
Filtration Eheim classic 250
Plants Dwarf Sagittaria
Vallisneria spiralis 'Tiger'
Limnobium laevigatum
Animals Rummynose Tetra
Materials rocks & driftwood

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