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>Adey's "Dynamic Aquaria" makes quite a good case for such a tank and even
>had a tank set up to mimic a river in Venezuela complete with authentic
>fauna from said river.
>I think bugs would be a great addition IFF the mud and water born bugs
>stayed in the water. Unfortunately, a lot of the bugs eventually become
>which is less than appealing.
If I remember, from hearing Dr. Adey speak a number of years ago, this was
one of the main problems he had with several fresh water biotopes he worked
with. He could _not_ keep the appropriate insect life in the systems, and
some were essential as poliators, or for other reasons.