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What plants for a Peruvian biotope?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by ghostsword, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. ghostsword

    ghostsword Lifetime Charter Member
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    I am planing to do a Peruvian Biotope, but I am stuck for plants.

    I only got these:
    - Azolla filiculoides
    Ranunculus limoselloides
    - Distichia muscoides
    - Lilaeopsis
    - Elodea potamogeton
    - Juncus arcticus subsp
    - Myriophyllum quitensis
    - Ludwigia peruviana
    - Myriophyllum elatinoides
    - Hydrocotyle leucocephala

    Would you be able to add more?
     
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    Lindernia parviflora
    Echinodorus parviflora
    Echinodorus bolivianus
    Echinodorus griesebachii
    Myriophyllium mattogrossense
    Najas conferta
     
  4. ghostsword

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    Thanks.

    From videos I have seen it is basically sandy substrate, leaf liter, wood branches and maybe plants on the sides, but this would need to e on banks, slightly raised as light is not normally strong enough to penetrate to the bottom.

    I got a 60 by 40 by 40 cm tank to play with, the depth should be enough to do something worthwhile, and the tank is big enough to house 6 to 8 cory's plus 10 small fish from the area.

    Thanks for the replies.


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    Ludwigia peruviana
     
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    This is a fauna suggestion for your aquarium. I saw some freshwater seahorses in Lake Titicaca on a National Geographic special recently.
     
  7. ghostsword

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    Great plant, this is an amazing plant.

    I think that if I use matogrosense, echinodorus Parviflorus and the ludwigia peruviana it should be authentic enough.

    Would love to see freshwater seahorses, those would be amazing to see, although I don't think that they would be easy to keep.

    I will make a bank along the back, 20cm tall, like a planter, so that the front is clear of plants and to give the look of a river side.

    I have aluminum mesh, would like to use expanding foam to form the walls.

    What paint could I use for the walls? Or there will be black expanding foam?


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