#805: 270L Biotope Aquascape Coacuilco, a paradise place in the Huasteca

Marco Antonio Arroyo Torres GUADALUPE, Mexico


General Impression/Faithful Reproduction of Biotope:
Overall the materials and livestock are accurate to the biotope but representation of the biotope is too organized and 'scaped'. If a glass box of this size were set in the river it would be very hard to find a spot with this type of distribution of rocks and sand.

Accuracy of Plants and Animals for Biotope:
While the presence of X. birchmanni is not doubted there are probably other species of animals and plants that could have been included in a realistic representation of the habitat. There are plants (Eleocharis sp. ?) present in the photos but they are not listed.

Accuracy of Hardscape:
Rocky streams often have deep layers of rocks and pebbles not neat piles with radiating sizes of aggregates.

Tank is very clean water clear and the livestock appear to be very healthy.
— Ted Judy

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 50 × 60 cm
Title Coacuilco, a paradise place in the Huasteca
Volume 270L
Background in the back i use a black vinyl film
Lighting its a DIY led lamp, with high output
Filtration Canister filter, Fluval 305
Animals 20 Xiphophorus birchmanni
Materials silical sand and round river rocks
Additional Information This aquarium was inspired by the biotope of the Coacuilco river, wich its located in the state of Hidalgo, México. I tried to emulate the main parts of the river by using the rounded river rocks, and some fast flowing filter, so the fish can swim againts the current.

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