bam Easy level

Hill stream Gesing, Central Java, Indonesia

Sponsored by

Indonesia, Central Java, Kaligono, Purworejo Regency

The creation of this BAM is based on the data of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) entitled “Iktiofauna in the Menoreh karst area, Central Java and its conservation efforts”, 2015 and recreates biotope for gobies in the Gesing river.

The Menoreh Mountain area is geomorphologically complex. Some of the rocks found include: sandstone, sandy marl, claystone, and limestone of the Middle Eocene; andesitic rocks, andesite breccias and tuff which are the result of Menoreh Volcano activity in the Oligocene; limestone and coral deposited in the Lower Miocene; and colluvium material deposited in the Quarter Age.

Submitted by
Imanul Khakim
Approved by
Heok Hee Ng & Greg Martin
GPS
-7.7363110, 110.0875320
Geographical region
Southeastern Asia
Drainage Basin
The western side of the mountains is incised
River catchment
Sungai Gesing
Water body type
Stream
Water body name
Sungai Bogowonto
Water body part
Channel
Water body course
Headwaters
Water body: tributary of
Hill streams
Tributary name
Sungai Gesing

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
27 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
8
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
05/04/2023
Aquarium decoration

For aquarium decoration are used rocks, sand, gravel I took from the biotope. I added wood branches, twigs and dry leaves, which are very easy to find.

Aquarium equipment
  • Filtration: sump filter with mechanical media such as cotton to filter, and biological media.
  • Water pump: 2000Lph pump, surface water circulation using a 1700Lph x3 pump engine.
  • Lighting: lamps using z-series WRGB 10000k candlesticks on the right and left sides.
Fish care

I give my fish blood worms, silk worms and water fleas 2 times a day and a little extra fish pellets. The aquarium is exposed to sunlight 9-11 hours.

Plant care

There are no plants in the aquarium.

Water care

The water in the aquarium is replaced every 7 days as much as 20%. I replace the filter cotton, wash the bio media every 2 months.

Dimensions

Length
166 cm
Depth
50 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
245 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation

Comment by the expert

Heok Hee Ng: Fishes used seem to be the correct species for the biotope. The absence of plants is commendable, as it accurately recreates the biotope.

Greg Martin: A beautiful biotope tank.