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hillstream biotope

Posted By: Thad <Thadman1@aol.com>
Date: Sunday, 17 January 1999, at 3:16 p.m.


I've been reading all of the posts and info on the SE asian hillstream biotope as well as the picture sent in by Martin, and am planning on aquascaping my aquarium to that theme. I also live on a river so I have a pretty good idea what the bottom of streams look like. And to try and duplicate the stream bed as much as possible I am planning on putting some sand in the "shadow" of the rocks lying in the middle of the aquarium to try to duplicate the effect of erosion on the rocks. my question is (finally) how do you contain sand to a small area of the aquarium, so that it doesn't get all mixed up with the normal substrate? Also any additional info would be greatly appreciated. And, if you think it needs telling, any construtive critisism (constructive being the key word here) would be welcome. Thank you