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#5949 Flooded Forest Stream, Rio Uaupés, Amazonas, Brazil

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Brazil, Amazonas, Sao Gabriel

Simulation of a flooded forest stream. I tried to create a forest floor, where the small flooded trunks and roots were released into the ground. It is a forest stream biotope that connects to the Uaupés river.

Submitted by
Arif Hikmet Başeğmez
GPS
0.1244796, -69.0706253
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Lower Rio Negro
River catchment
Rio Uaupés
Water body type
Igarapè
Water body name
Pirá
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
Rio
Tributary name
Uaupés

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Black water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
27 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
4.8
Conductivity
100
GH
2 mg/l
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
April, 2022
Aquarium decoration

The materials used in the decoration were all collected from Nature and selected in ways similar to those in the original habitat. To create the theme of the creek flooding the forest floor, I tried to imitate young tree trunks using vertical pieces of wood.

While doing this, I paid attention to asymmetrical elements like in Nature. I fixed the sticks placed vertically by dipping them into white fine sand. Then I planned the tree roots overflowing on the sand and placed them on the ground.

I added dry leaves and leaf litter to make the bottom sediment build up and make the aquarium look stale.

Aquarium equipment
  • A Dophin cf-300 500/hour filter was used.
  • JBL active formec (peat), biological sponge and biomedia were used in the filter.
  • The provided lighting is 400c 18 watts 1200 lumens.
  • The heater was not used because the room temperature and the aquarium water were 27°C.
Fish care

The fish are fed with biofilms and live food in the aquarium. Protein-based quality dry feeds also make up their diet.

Fishes:

  • Paracheirodon axelrodi (Characidae)
  • Apistogramma elizabethae (Cichlidae)
Plant care

Plants take in nutrients from water changes and from food left over from fish, from nitrogenous compounds produced by fish excrement.

Aquatic plants:

  • Helanthium tenellum (Alismataceae)
Water care

I measure nitrates and change 10-20% of the water as needed. Usually nitrate measurements are 0-10 mg, as I have a well-functioning ecosystem. This is good news for the health of my fish.

Dimensions

Length
60 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
35 cm
Volume
84 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
Stone
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes