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#5026 Creek in suburban Collin County, Texas, USA

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United States, Texas, Plano

All materials are used from this creek. The idea for the tank was for the main water portion to be a deeper, calmer pool and for the current on the left side to be a trickle or miniature waterfall made from a riffle upstream (this flow was used from the outflow of a canister filter). Grasses were all found alongside the creek and roots were used from another (larger) plant which had its roots in the water.

A large cave was set up, making the rock structure hollow 6 inches in, and the Fundulus zebrinus use it as territory. Live foods like spiders, isopods, springtails and other bugs which live in the land portion are eaten by fish if they fall in, and harvested foods like mosquito larvae and nymphs are fed, frozen food like Mysis shrimp and bloodworms are fed also, but these fish will eat just about anything.

Submitted by
Turner Lawrence
GPS
33.0268402, -96.6776352
Geographical region
Northern America
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Willow Creek
Water body part
Meander
Water body course
Middle course
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
Low
Water temperature
21.6 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.8
Conductivity
GH
215 mg/l
KH
200 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
April, 22
Aquarium decoration

Limestone boulders and gravel, shrub roots, fallen twigs, and leafs.

Aquarium equipment

Kessil A80 Tuna Sun, and Fluval 307 canister filter are the only equipment.

Fish care

Feed fish daily.

Fishes:

  • Cyprinella lutrensis (Cyprinidae) – 8
  • Fundulus zebrinus (Fundulidae) – 3
  • Etheostoma spectabile (Percidae) – 3

Crustaceans:

  • Faxonius virilis (Cambaridae)
Plant care

Remove dead blades of grass and trim occasionally.

Water care

30% water change weekly with cold rodi water.

Dimensions

Length
76.2 cm
Depth
30.5 cm
High
45.2 cm
Volume
132 L

Substrate in aquarium

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