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Mer Bleue Sphagnum Bog in Ottawa Canada

Mer Bleue Conservation Area Sphagnum Peat Bog

The Mer Bleue Conservation area is a sphagnum bog near Ottawa Ontario, Canada with acidic water. Black spruce, tamarack, bog rosemary, blueberry, and cottongrass make up the majority of plants in this highly unique environment. Beavers, birds, snakes, and frogs are abundant as well. The rare Spotted turtle also makes …

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Igapó Rio Negro Amazon Biotope Aquarium

Igapo Rio Negro Amazon Biotope Aquarium

Aquatic plants, fish, substrate, and hardscape. Technical description: Blackwater Rio Negro shallow water aquarium biotope. Tank Dimensions: 24″ * 12″ * 12″ (l*d*h) Lighting: Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights Tannin stained dark water is not easy for light to penetrate the water column.  To get enough light to grow …

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What Does Biotope One Mean?

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What does Biotope One mean? B1 A true biotope. In the hobby it’s an aquarium or display with fish and plants that occur in the same area or body of water, where they share a specific habitat. B2 A watersystem. This is a little more broad. It contains fish and …

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Exploring Flora Biotope of East Kalimantan Indonesia

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Here’s some photos from an excursion by Hendri Salsa from East Kalamantan Indonesia.  This general region holds some of the most amazing plant life on earth for hobbyists.  Lots of suitable terrarium and aquarium plants.  These kinds of photos can bring inspiration for biotope builds or general aquarium builds by looking at …

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