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#5805 A Small Stream in the Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia

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Indonesia, Maluku Island, Halmahera Island

Imitating the habitat of Stiphodon annieae, this aquarium has volume of 31l. Every material used has been selected from Nature, and is similar to the habitat. This tank is an expression of my respect for Nature and the habitat of Annieae gobys. A shallow and relatively slow-flowing shore of the stream section is represented; I have considered an underwater aspect of the withered terrestrial shrubs.

Submitted by
Arif Hikmet Başeğmez
GPS
0.3414912, 127.8680115
Geographical region
Southeastern Asia
Drainage Basin
Weda Tengah
River catchment
Weda
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Stream
Water body part
Water body course
Headwaters
Water body: tributary of
Creek
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
°C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.6
Conductivity
340
GH
8 mg/l
KH
7 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
June, 2022
Aquarium decoration

Stones, pebbles, sand, dry leaves and bushes were chosen, similar to the biotope in nature. The decoration was all sourced from Nature. To create a relatively still coastline theme, the ground was laid with river sand and the landscape was created with stones and pebbles.

Wood adhering to asymmetrical and symmetrical principles so that slopes and elevations look natural. By adjusting the background depth in accordance with the aquarium and habitat, a simulation close to the underwater view of the biotope in Nature was obtained.

Aquarium equipment

A filter that turns 300l per hour and contains JBL Micromec media, fiber and biological sponge. I used 9W SMD Led. The heater was not used because the weather during the photography section was hot.

Fish care

Since Stiphodon annieae are creatures that feed on algae and biofilms in Nature, I prepared the decoration of the tank according to this. Lighting that stays on for 10 hours a day creates algae on the stones; On the other hand, dry botanicals laid on the ground decompose over time and form biofilms and gobys are fed naturally only in this way.

Fishes:

  • Stiphodon annieae (Gobiidae)
Plant care

No plants in the tank.

Water care

Annieae gobies love fresh water; for this reason, 25% water change is done weekly. In addition, by inclining the filter flow, oxygen is added to the water.

Dimensions

Length
40 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
32 cm
Volume
31 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Beige
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No

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