bam medium level

Forested Ohio Headwater stream, USA

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United States, Ohio, Wayne county

Cool forested headwater stream. The substrate is comprised of majorly gravel with small amounts of sand and silt. Both Small (60-120mm) and large (12-250mm) cobbles are used as well. Emergent and submerged plants represent the stream margin. Dace and darter are the selected inhabitants.

Submitted by
Vinny Anderson
Approved by
Ken Boormann & Lawrence Kent
GPS
40.8167076, -82.0221176
Geographical region
Northern America
Drainage Basin
Mississippi River Basin
River catchment
Ohio River
Water body type
Stream
Water body name
Rathburn Run
Water body part
Pool
Water body course
Headwaters
Water body: tributary of
Creek
Tributary name
Little Killbuck Creek

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
24 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
April, 2020
Aquarium decoration

Collected directly from the referenced headwater stream, the substrate is comprised of majorly gravel with small amounts of sand and silt. Both Small (60-120mm) and large (12-250mm) cobbles are used as well. Emergent and submerged plants represent the stream margin. Some stones can easily break apart producing silts and sediments, while others are much harder and may only erode into sands. The shape and colors of gravel and cobbles provide an accurate representation of the referenced stream. The background photo was taken underwater at the stream and enhances the depth and natural feeling of the biotope.

Aquarium equipment

Flow is produced by an Oase Biomaster Thermo 250 (heater not used) and an Eheim Skim 350. The skimmer provides additional oxygenation. A Fluval plant 2.0 provided suspended LED lighting. The tank is an Ultum Nature Systems 90L, high clarity aquarium.

Fish care

Daily feeding using a variety of dry and frozen foods. 50% weekly water changes.

Fishes:

  • Rhinichthys obtusus 6
  • Etheostoma caeruleum 6
  • Etheostoma nigrum 4
Plant care

8 hours of light, no water fertilization.

Wetland plants:

  • Ludwigia sp.
  • Justicia americana
Water care

50% weekly water changes.

Dimensions

Length
90 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
71 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Beige
Stone
Beige
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
Beige
Leaves
No
Driftwood
no
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes