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Bank of Las Torres stream, Bolivia

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Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Santa Cruz

Biotope represented in aquarium shows a place where forest meets grassland in a body of stream flowing near the trees. Tree roots are perfect spot for small fishes, grasslands offers many food sources, and wood pieces/rocks gives variety of places to hide while seeking for food and spawn. Emersed plants like Spathiphyllum sp. and Hydrocotyle leucocephala uses the sun that is not yet dimmed too much by trees.

Submitted by
Kamil Hazy
Approved by
Heiko Blessin & Nathan K. Lujan
GPS
-13.6549997, -60.8116989
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Amazon basin
River catchment
Water body type
Stream
Water body name
Las Torres
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Rio Iténez

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
21-28 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.7
Conductivity
100
GH
3 mg/l
KH
1 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
May, 2020
Aquarium decoration

Wood pieces, roots, roundish rocks.

Aquarium equipment
  • Eheim 2228 external filter
  • Fluval 307 external filter
  • Rossmont mover M4600 circulation pump
  • 2 x SANRISE F002 48W lamps (set on 10%)
  • 10x IKEA JANSJÖ 2W lamps, 2x fogger
  • Trixie reptile rain system
Fish care

Feeding only.

Fishes:

  • Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi 20
  • Aphyocharax rathbuni 50
  • Apistogramma trifasciata
  • Corydoras sterbai 15
  • Otocinclus sp. 10
Plant care

Microelements dosage, under root capsules.

Aquatic plants:

  • Helanthium (Echinodorus) tenellum
  • Spathiphyllum sp.
  • Hydrocotyle leucocephala
  • Echinodorus bolivianus angustifolius
Water care

Water changes (30% every 3 months) to mix of RO and tap water (with prime) with suitable parameters, rain simulation.

Dimensions

Length
180 cm
Depth
60 cm
High
32 cm
Volume
345 L

Substrate in aquarium

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

Bibliography

Comment by the expert

Heiko Blessin: Very nice set up. It looks natural and beautiful! Well done!

Nathan K. Lujan: Really love the stream-channel cross-section appearance and emergent plants. The fog machines are a nice touch. Good diversity of fishes. I would have liked to have seen a better narrative description of how you assembled the tank, any problems encountered, how you maintain it, and the aesthetic you were striving for.