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Łęgi Odrzańskie, Poland

Sponsored by

Poland, Dolnośląskie, Środa Śląska

The 288 litres biotope aquarium shows a fragment of the floodplain of the Odra River (Łęgi Odrzańskie). Above the water there is lush marsh vegetation – mainly species of the Carex genus. The fish swim among the visible roots and sunken grasses. The gentle movement of the water ensures the right amount of oxygen.

Submitted by
Alek Halczuk
Approved by
Alexey Malyshev & Gireg Allain
GPS
51.2445831, 16.5615559
Geographical region
Eastern Europe
Drainage Basin
Baltic Sea
River catchment
Odra River
Water body type
Oxbow lake
Water body name
Łęgi Odrzańskie
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Odra

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Low
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
20 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
8
Conductivity
360
GH
24 mg/l
KH
13 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
March 2021
Aquarium decoration

All materials that the aquarium presents were collected from the natural environment. Substrate (about 80 l) collected from the floodplain. Mainly silt and organic matter, willow fine roots, swamp plants.

Aquarium equipment

Filtration – Aquael Fan 2 450 l/h set to minimum flow. Strong aeration. Lighting 2x Halogen LED 50W 3500 lum. 4000K. No heating.

Fish care

Fish:

  • Gobio gobio
  • Gasterosteus aculeatus
  • Alburnus sp.

Feeding 3 times a day with frozen foods and live insect larvae. Water change 40% every week.

Plant care

Plants: Circaea lutetiana, Carex riparia, Carex paniculatae, Juncus effusus.

11 hours of light. No fertilizer. Plants are placed in a natural substrate which ensures lush healthy growth and flowering.

Water care

Water change 40% every week.

Dimensions

Length
120 cm
Depth
60 cm
High
40 cm
Volume
288 L

Substrate in aquarium

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