bam Very demanding level

The bank of Bai River, Huairou District, China

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China, Huairou District, Beijing

All the materials used in my aquarium come from nature. To restore wild habitat in the most realistic way, I use stones and gravel from habitat, which is critical to achieving water quality parameters that match the original habitat. I simulated the riverbank effect on the left side of the aquarium with a large stone and planted Phragmites australis on it. With the growth of reeds, their roots and leaves fall in the water, forming a beautiful scenery.

Submitted by
Jiaying Hou
Approved by
Fan Li & Zhou Hang
GPS
40.3199997, 116.6299973
Geographical region
Eastern Asia
Drainage Basin
Bai river
River catchment
Water body type
River
Water body name
A tributary of Bai river
Water body part
Rapids
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

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

Chemical parameters

pH
7.2
Conductivity
GH
8.0 mg/l
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
Feb, 2021
Aquarium decoration

All the materials used in my aquarium come from nature. To restore wild habitat in the most realistic way, I use stones and gravel from habitat, which is critical to achieving water quality parameters that match the original habitat. I simulated the riverbank effect on the left side of the aquarium with a large stone and planted Phragmites australis on it. With the growth of reeds, their roots and leaves fall in the water, forming a beautiful scenery.

Fishes:

  • Zacco platypus (2)
  • Rhynchocypris lagowskii (2)
  • Rhodeus ocellatus (12)
  • Squalidus argentatus (3)

Aquatic plant:

  • Myriophyllum spicatum (150)

Wetland plant:

  • Phragmites australis (30)

 

Aquarium equipment
  • Two Sun geometric RGB LED light 75w
  • Ihan 600 Classic External Filter, Flow 1000 L/H
  • Innovative CF1200 external filter with flow 1550L/H
  • Old fisherman ring-shaped wave pump 15w
Fish care
Plant care
Water care

Change 1/4 water per week.

Dimensions

Length
90 cm
Depth
60 cm
High
40 cm
Volume
216 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Black
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes

Bibliography

Comment by the expert

Fan Li: The fishes and system had not reached the good condition.

Zhou Hang: The BAM doesn’t have water current unlike in BIN. Zacco platypus is a top level swimmer but not in BAM, they were swimming at the bottom.