Connecticut River Biotope
30 Atlantic Salmon( Salmo salar)
5 Brook Trout(Salvenlinus fontinalis)
8 Pumpkin Seed(Lepomis gibbosus)
6 Fall Fish(Semotilus corporalis)
6 Goldtail shiner(Notemigonus crysoleucas)
13 White Suckers(Catostomus commersonii)
Heartleaf Pondweed(Potamogeton pulcher)
Ribbonleaf Pondweed(P. epihydrus)
Floating-leafed Pondweed(P. natans
Wild Celery(Vallisneria americana)
All aquatic plants were collected in the Metro-Boston
3100 US gal
2 x 1/4 hp pump(1 inline w/ pool sandfilter 1 inline with skimmer)
2 400w Metal Halides (12,000K)
2 8x54w VHO-T5
300mg/hr O3 unit inline with skimmer venturi
Pool filter is backwashed 2x daily and flushed thereafter (~150-200 gallon waterchange)
Terrestrial/Emergent plants watered by "rain" system composed of irrigation line and small sprinkler heads 2x2min/hr.
10-15 hr light cycle
Aquatic plants will usually survive for 3-6 months due to the sub-optimal temperatures along with damage caused by tank inhabitants during feeding.
Just wanted to let everyone know that this exhibit exists as is much in part to years of lurking on hobbyist forums such as this. Thanks for the inspiration!
Will post more exhibits soon!
Note:This is located at the New England Aquarium in Boston. I am a professional aquarist.