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Old 04-09-2006, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default English Biotope: Catford Riverside (in London!) Photojournal

Went cycling along the Catford riverside park (near where I stay) yesterday with my camera and took a series of photos to illustrate the English 'biotope'!!

It was a beautiful spring day in London with plenty of sunshine and clear blue sky, an ideal day for nature photography. I have captured some photos for inspiration if anyone thinking of setting up an English Biotope tank!!

Aquatic plant is nearly non-existent apart from one which looks like a terrestrial fern which happened to be submerged in water. There are some marginal plants which I am not sure of the IDs.

I did not see any sign of fish or inverts although there was a heron standing in a pond indicating that there might be fish/inverts in the pond that requires a heron's eye to spot.

Here is the gallery:
http://www.theteh.com/html/catford_r...tope__spr.html

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for looking.
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Nice pictures!

The emerse/marginal plant in photos 27 and 28 might be worth trying out in an aquarium to see if it can be grown submersed.
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Wow those are some nice photos.
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Thanks!! I was thinking the same but unfortunately I do not have space for more plants at the moment as I only have one planted tank and it is only 18G and fully planted. Since this place is quite close to where I live, I can always go back and collect if need be in the future!

I am wondering because these are not tropical plants, can they survive at high temperature (ie 25C)? It was around 10-12C yesterday and I think the water temperature was less than that.
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Nice pictures! I like the macro pictures!

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