#706: 12L Biotope Aquascape Rawa Hitam Sebangau

Donny Istiawan South Jakarta, Indonesia


This display provides a good habitat for the fishes and uses authentic materials. One point to raise is that it appears fairly roughly composed as if the botanicals have simply been stuffed in. One 'aquascaping' elements are not part of biotopes the highest scoring displays are those where a great deal of attention has been given to the authentic (in the natural sense) placement of decor and materials.
— Tai Strietman
The concept of this biotope aquarium is great I just wished a larger volume of water was used. The amount of water to amount of decaying matter ratio is a bit too high in my opinion.
— Ivan Mikolji

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 30 × 18 × 24 cm
Title Rawa Hitam Sebangau
Volume 12L
Lighting Dry LED lamp 30cm
Filtration Hang On Filter
Animals 2 pair Betta Hendra
Materials Peat Moss for Substrate, Longan Trunk, Longan branches and twigs, dried water guava leaves, dried rambutan leaves, dried longan leaves
Additional Information Sebangau is a national park area in Central Kalimantan, in the forest there are small swamps which are the habitat of several wild bettas such as betta hendra, betta foerschi and several rasboras.

The characteristic of the swamp is that it has black water because it has a peat substrate that has been submerged for a long time. Some of the plants there are water guava, rambutan, longan which are often consumed by protected orangutans. I then used some parts of this tree as hardscape.


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