Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Near the middle of the map
"The Darkness" - 30 gallon Amazon biotope
Here is my version of an Amazon biotope. I started this tank to give my Sterbai Corydoras a more natural habitat than where I had them. The goal was to create a muddy bottomed, driftwood strewn, shallow river bed in the Amazon basin.
I wanted to have only South American species in the tank but had to make substitutions because I couldn't source many things. I used Black Diamond blasting sand for the substrate, Manzanita wood pieces, and currently I'm using oak leaves to provide ground cover and leach tannins. It's not quite a blackwater tank, but I plan on letting whatever tannins leach into the water stay there.
Red Root Floaters
7x Sterbai Corydora
5x Ghost Shrimp
Last edited by fishhes; 01-23-2015 at 03:37 AM.