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#5821 Flooded forest in the El Tuparro National Park, Rio Orinoco

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Colombia, Dipartimento di Vichada, Puerto Carreño

My aquarium represents a tributary of the Rio Orinoco during the dry season. For a long time I have been planning to keep Paracheirodon axelrodi but this time comes to 2021, when I set-up this aquarium with a lot of research. In this aquarium I keep 2 species of fish because this project started as a test and continued to develop. In the future I want to set-up a bigger biotope with more species.

So when I started to do this biotope, I have used for the base layer some clay in a very thin height and then put on it white sand to reach the max height of the substrate.

After this I put some driftwood and some leaves. With this setup I ran the aquarium for 2-3 months. In the beginning I used tap water and as the water changes coming I mix with RO water in inceasing ratios until i reach the 80/20 proportion.

I wanted to make the hardscape versatile. The background and sides are “suggestsing” to the fishes this is the safe place. The ground has various heights cause of the leaf litter and algae.

Submitted by
Péter Rózsahegyi
GPS
6.1879711, -67.4894638
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Rio Orinoco
River catchment
Caño Guio
Water body type
Wetland
Water body name
Flooded forest
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Caño Murciélago

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
High
Water temperature
28 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6
Conductivity
GH
7 mg/l
KH
4 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
July, 2021
Aquarium decoration

Driftwood, leaves, palm leaves, algae, bacteria.

Aquarium equipment
  • Aquael Versamax mini
  • Atman heater AT-50
Fish care

I usually feed them with live food, and daily check for the aquarium’s oxygen level. In the hot days I use a fan to improve the oxygen dissolvation into water.

Plant care

I change 30% water in 2 weeks with 80/20 RO-tap water (with conditioner) mixture.

Water care

Dimensions

Length
60 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
54 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
None
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Beige
Leaves
Adundant
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No

Bibliography

  • Akvarisztika, 1983 by Zsilinszky Sándor, Dr. Békési László, Horn Péter
    ISBN 963-233-088-9