and really an accomplishment... I am sure you know that already, since you did all the work.
If I lived there, I think I would never go to work!
I LOVE the little blue legged frog!
I am a gardener AND a fish keeper, so this is GREAT stuff.
Please continue to post updates!
Oh, BTW, how long did it take to design and implement the whole project?
The initial idea was born around December 2007. Q1&2 2008 I built a first hill stream vivarium (somewhat smaller at 150x75cm; about the same height). The idea worked, but I learned quite a few things that should be done better. So September 2009 I started this new tank by preparing the room; Q1 2010 I built the actual tank and Q2 the interior. June 2010 I moved the plants and animals from the former tanks to this new one. So alltogether I spent a lot of time, but in a relatively small time frame.
Here some pics of the new ones, of course with what was already there:
For starters an overview of the tank as it is now (and yes, I have to do some gardening...)
Overview of the left side:
Overview of the corner:
Overview of the right side:
Underneath the waterfall at the left hand side:
Ficus panama, back in the corner:
Pogostemon helferi, in the waterfall high on the right side:
Fern on the large branch on the right side:
the same, close up
the same, even closer up
Begonia schultzei, close up
near the back window
the same within its surroundings
Dirt, wet windows and reflections are all very well visible. The details the macro lens uncover are fascinating.
On land: de Mannophryne trinitatis:
crop from same image:
In het water:
Just behind the glass an Atyopsis molluccensis; in close up the fan hands are very easy to see:
Nomorhamphus liemi, male:<br>
same species, female:<br>
same picture, crop:
hunting just under the surface:<br>
Rasbora kalochroma:<br />
Rhinogobius portraits - they are so cute!
Finally some Gastromyzon:
In the first there is also an Aphyosemion australe:
The pumps add up to about 20,000 liter/hour (and a total amount of 800 liters), but that is of course nominal capacity. Compared to almost all fish tanks the flow is enormous, compared to nature it is only mild.
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