Aripuanã River, a tributary of Madeira River
The 27th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2013
Russia. Vyacheslav Veriga
Volume: 300 L
List of fishes: Pterophyllum scalare, Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, Pterygoplichthys pardalis
List of plants: There are no water plants. There is a live Monstera sp. in the aquarium.
Biotope description: The aquarium is set up based on Aripuanã River biotope. This is a clear water river of the Amazon basin. The river flows through the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, on the banks of the river there are huge trees of the rain forest, including such giants as Alchornea castaneaefolia often reaching 45 meters or more in height. The river is clear, on the bottom there is white sand. Water parameters are as follows: the total content of salts (TDS) 30 mg/l, pH 6.6, temperature 28-29 degrees. Biotope: driftwood and hanging trees and branches, there is no aquatic vegetation.
Another nicely made biotope, and also good description, except that there are no P. scalare and hardly P. pardalis in this biotope, better would have been for Inpaichthys kerri which lives endemic here.