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# 5082 Low tide at Colleges Crossing Brisbane River, Queensland

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Australia, Queensland, Chuwar

Colleges Crossing Recreational Reserve, a popular picnic spot and fishing area, is located roughly halfway between the source and mouth of The Brisbane River. This place also holds an abundant aquatic life.

This biotope aquarium is based on some of the smaller fish living in the area. The setup is based on the riverbanks of this beautiful area, with tree’s, grasses and other plants growing close to the shallow water of the river.

I have chosen to recreate the silty banks of these waters, which I find to be a very interesting place for both species in my tank.

Submitted by
David Nørholm
GPS
-27.5568371, 152.8021851
Geographical region
Oceania
Drainage Basin
Brisbane River
River catchment
Brisbane River
Water body type
River
Water body name
Colleges Crossing
Water body part
Channel
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name
Brisbane River

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
25 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.8
Conductivity
GH
6 mg/l
KH
5 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
March, 2022
Aquarium decoration

The substrate is a mix of fine sand, more coarsed sand and pebles in various sizes. Along with a group of larger riverstones, driftwood, leaves and branches.

I have chosen to recreate the riverbank with decoration concrete and styrofoam. This is painted and decorated with dirt, stones and branches to imitate the banks of the river as much as possible.

Along with this I have chosen to recreate the nearby surroundings above water as well. I have various types of emerged plants, grass and stones to recreate this area. Along with this I have made a small stream of water flowing down into the tank. This is to imitate some of the small and nearby creeks flowing slowly into the river.

In the background I have a mix of aquatic plants imitating the dense underwater forrest from the habitat.

Aquarium equipment

Aquarium: OW 98 litres Opti White.

Filtration: Fluval 207 cannister filter – 780 L/h.

Lightning: two IKEA Nymåne lamps with some special Osram Parathom GU10, 550 lumens 4000 k, LED spots. The spots are trying to imitate the single sun rays penetrating through the water of the forrest stream.

Others:

  • Eheim Skim 350 surface skimmer.
  • Hydor Pico 750 (to increase periodic flow)
  • Two Sonoff S26 smart plugs
Fish care

Daily feeding.

Fishes:

  • Pseudomugil signifer – (10)
  • Redigobius balteatus – (8)
Plant care

Daily dosis of Tropica Specialised nutrition.

Aquatic plants:

  • Valisneria nana
  • Hydrocotyle tripartita
  • Ceratophyllum demersum
Water care

Weekly waterchange of 25%.

Dimensions

Length
80 cm
Depth
35 cm
High
35 cm
Volume
98 L

Substrate in aquarium

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