Oh I'm sorry, I read "flora". My bad!
No no, I'm looking for floral suggestions as well
, with that, do you know any bushy, leafy plants that stay fairly low? I'm looking for something for the foreground :P
Just ordered an Enigma pack from Tannin aquatics, and linked this page in the order notes. Needless to say, I've peaked Scott's interest! Here's a recent email conversation we had:
From: Scott Fellman [mailto:[email protected]
Sent: September 29, 2017 8:00 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Your Tannin Aquatics order and biotope aquarium!
Thanks for your order- and for the great information about the biotope you're trying to replicate!
You're right, there is not a lot out there about the flora of this particular river, but I think, based on your description and thoughts on what you want to accomplish, that we can select some cool stuff for your display!
I'll personally work on this one, and I'll try to select a mix of (as you suggest) "lighter" materials, as well as a few more dense, interestingly-textured items. I am having some difficulty ascertaining if this is specifically a blackwater locale or not...That being said, I'll be electing items that, although they may impart a tint to the water, will not be selected on that basis.
I'm thinking also to use some palm-derived items, such as Fishtail Palm Stems, "Terra Sorrindo", etc. For leaves, possibly Jackfruit/Guava.
I'll do some more research and see wha I can find! Hope to ship early next week!
Should be a fun project! Thanks again for the order, and if you have any additional information that you want to share on this habitat, just let me know!
Scott Fellman, "Chief Tint Officer"
Tannin Aquatics offers a thoughtfully curated collection of botanicals and other unique and useful goods to promote aquatic creativity.
I’ve done another sweep of the area on google earth, looked at it from a few different angles and drawn a few more conclusions about the habitat I’m trying to replicate.
I looked at heightmap of the region, extending all the way back to the Atrato, and I’m quite convinced that the Atrato once extended to a point just below the town of Acandi.
As for the current makeup of the area, it looks to me like a low-tint igarape that weaves its way through areas of both open farmland/grassland and moderately forested river banks that continue up into the mountains where they’re fed. Because of this, I suspect that it’s a very moderate blackwater, with the majority of the botanicals being leaves. I definitely agree with the palm stems and the “Terra Sorrindo” pieces, I’d even go a step further and suggest making the pack a mix of the "Palmeiras dos trópicos", the "Nano Botanical", and the "Vida de Cima" packs.
Regards, Jackson Hughes