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Palude del Capitano from Salento Peninsula

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Italy, Salento Peninsula, Puglia

This biotope aquarium is re-creating a coastal cenote located in the Apulia Region, Italy. It is a unique aquatic environment of several submerged tunnels.

Submitted by
Francesco Denitto
GPS
40.2036667, 17.9258175
Geographical region
Southern Europe
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Cenote
Water body name
Palude del Capitano
Water body part
Pool
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Brackish water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
20-28 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
7.5
Conductivity
15000
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
29 September, 2007
Aquarium decoration

The set-up is simple and functional. Material used are limestone rocks, seasoned driftwood branches and fine greyish sand collected on site.

Aquarium equipment

A small internal filter with the biological filter material. For the lighting are to be used led (or neon). The aquarium must have some shaded areas, as often the entrance of a Cenote is covered with bushes. No heating.

Fish care

This biotope is inhabited by:

Fishes:

  • Aphanius sp.
  • Liza ramada or other mugilids (mullet) in the juvenile stage
  • Atherina boyeri

Invertebrates:

  • Mytilus galloprovincialis
  • Palaemon adspersus
  • Palaemonetes antennarius Gammarus spp.
  • Theodoxus fluviatilis
Plant care

The aquatic vegetation was ccollected on site:

Submersed plants:

  • Ruppia maritima
  • Potamogeton pectinatus
  • Enteromorpha sp.

Semi-submersed plants:

  • Marsh canes
  • Juncus acutus
  • Arthrocnemum fruticosum

 

Water care

Salinity 20 p.p.m

Dimensions

Length
120 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
40 cm
Volume
154 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
no
Stone
Grey
Stone form
Silt/Mud
no
Leaves
no
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes