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River Pool, Alum Creek, Ohio

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United States, Ohio, Columbus

A pool alongside the river bank of Alum Creek. Twisting roots of an invasive honey suckle species replicates the exposed roots of large American Sycamore trees found along the natural river banks. The substrate is river washed sand stone, with no aquatic vegetation present. A small group of Cyprinidae Campostoma (Stone Roller) and Percidae Etheostoma nigrum (Johnny Darter) were selected to represent the fish species found in these pools.

Submitted by
Vinny Anderson
Approved by
Fritz Rohde & Lawrence Kent
GPS
40.0634193, -82.9231796
Geographical region
Northern America
Drainage Basin
Mississippi basin
River catchment
Ohio River
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Alum
Water body part
Pool
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Ohio

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
21 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.2
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
July 2021
Aquarium decoration

A large piece of wood provides the feeling of exposed tree roots along a river bank. Sandstone based substrate closely mimics the stream bed, with sizes ranging from small sand to medium sized cobbles.

Aquarium equipment

Flow is produced by an Oase Biomaster 350 and an Eheim Skim 350. The skimmer provides additional oxygenation. A Fluval plant 2.0 provided suspended LED lighting. The tank is an Ultum Nature Systems 90L, high clarity aquarium.

Fish care

Fish:

  • Etheostoma nigrum (3)
  • Campostoma anomalum (8)

Daily feeding using a variety of dry and frozen foods.

Plant care

No aquatic vegetation.

Water care

50% weekly water changes.

Dimensions

Length
90 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
71 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Beige
Stone
Beige
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
No
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No