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Hudson River Biotope (semi-serious)

gray silt substrate (PCB's optional)
assorted tires, cans, bottle, etc.
fishing line, lead sinkers, hooks, etc.
(former) members of the Bonano crime family

Plants:
Asian water chestnut
Milfoil
http://www.css.cornell.edu/iris/rip/.../hudsonsav.htm

Fish:
Carp
White Perch
Blueback Herring
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I wasn't interested in the Hudson river so much, but if I had been able to find access to one of the local creeks for gravel and rock, that's what would have ended up in my latest tank for sure. I really wanted to make the hardscape localized.

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Take a trip up the Taconic Parkway and one of the roads over the Taconic Range and at the top you will find some unqique and lovely meta-pelites, quartz veined... We have some excellent rocks around the Empire State.

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Check out my 75 gallon and nano tank. All rocks and gravel and wood are from the Hudson River. Plants and fish are not. IF I did a biotype I would use vallisneria, and hairgrass. For fish I would use banded killifish.
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Great posts! Hi aquaverde. Is there a link to your 75g, urkevitz? Banded killi is an excellent choice. Did you know there are Sticklebacks in Tivoli Bays? Is val simliar to milfoil? I think milfoil is the grassy-looking stuff in the Hudson... or is that "eel grass"? Pineapple, could you describe meta-pelite for me? Hey, AquaVerde, I agree with you that the streams around here are pretty nice. Lots of smoothed rocks, quartz gravel, sand, etc. You live by the Esopus?
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Ksand, Vallisneria is a grassy plant, Millfoil has feathery leaves. I see you live in Milton, I swear I saw some sticklebacks in the pond at the nature preserve in Milton! Go check that place out there are all kinds of minnows.
My 75 g is in the aquatic photography section of this site on the second or third page, my 2.5 is in the nanontank section on the second or third page.
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Urk's 75:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8740
It's worth the click over to view a gorgeous tank. Look for pics from Sept on.

I'm near the Esopus in Saugerties, not actually on it (I wish). One friend of mine has a floor lamp and glass-topped table made from driftwood picked up from the Ashokan reservoir. It's been a little difficult getting back to the reservoir for anything like that since 9/11.

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Just looked at the images of your 75 and your nano, Urk. Wow. The rocks in your 2nd 75 look like the grey shale from the Hudson shore, and is that granite with quartz veins? I'm real curious to know where you collected them. I hike all over the valley with my son, and many of the parks are on the Hudson. I love the Hudson. You mention a nature preserve in Milton. Is that the little pond in Cluett-Schantz park?

Aquaverde, I love the Ashokan, too! I used to hike there years ago, when I lived in Woodstock. Come to think of it, there was always TONS of driftwood along the shore, especially in the drought years.
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Kshand, I think all the rocks are shale. The large ones are shale with quartz veins. I collected those in Stillwater. I am not sure about the name of the park, but the park is near the Hannaford.
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Thank you, Urkevitz. We're talking two different Miltons here! You're probably referring to the one in Westchester County. I'm in Ulster.
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Actually Saratoga County, a few miles off.
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