55 Gallon Marowijne River Biotope Build
Not sure that this belongs here, so admins feel free to move if need be. I originally posted in Getting Started but decided this made more sense.
Anyway, to the point. As the title suggests, I'm preparing to set up a 55 gallon aquarium, modeled after the Marowijne river in Suriname. (Pronounced Maroni) Its going to be a blackwater tank, no plants, and im trying to replicate the environment as closely as possible but its likely a few corners will be cut. (Namely the wood because im not about to pay upwards of $150 on Surinamese wood) the goal will be to have roots coming from the top of the tank down into the substrate, which will be covered with various forms of debris and leaf litter. As for livestock, thats where I need a bit of help. I know I want a few Pterophyllum scalare as well as a couple Cleithracara moranii/Keyhole Cichlids. My only question is on specific numbers. any suggestions are more than welcome. i would also like a shoal of Dither fish, maybe cardinals or lemons, not sure yet. As I said however, all suggestions are welcome. I look forward to documenting this build here! Cheers.