Here are some examples of community aquariums kept by some of the readers.
Use them to get a better idea on how to set yours up and what to keep in them.
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A geographic tank is created by selecting fish from a certain geographical area. Aquarium often try to re-create the waterscape and species from an African lake, Southeast Asia or South America. These are plenty of locations where a lot of the commonly kept aquarium species originate. The idea is to display species and plants from one specific area.
African River Rapids
West or Central African River
Southern African Swamp
Southeast Asian River
Southeast Asian Blackwater Pool
Southeast Asian Mangrove Estuary
New Guinea River
Northern Australia Rainforest Creek
Central American Fast-Moving Stream
Central American Mangrove Estuary
Central American Livebearer Habitat
Central American Rocky Lake
Central American River
South American Whitewater River
South American Clearwater Stream
South American Blackwater Creek
South American Blackwater Stream
A biotope aquaria is an aquarium that is set-up to simulate a natural habitat. The fish, plants, water chemistry, and furnishings are similar to those that can be found in a specific natural setting. (more)
Always check compatibility! Some species from a particular habitat are not suitable tankmates. For example, the Peacock Bass will eat small tetras since they are their natural food in the wild.
The biotope aquarium can be adpated by adding species from disparate areas that have similar water requirements.
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