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Shallow pond in Pantanal region, border Brazil-Bolivia

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Brazil, Mato Grosso, South America

Small pond at the outskirts of Pantanal region in the area where waters of two basins mix together. Rio Paraguay and Rio Guapore basins, both rich in flora and fauna mixed, create an incredible aquatic environment full of live. In shallow ponds like this one, circle of life often lasts only for one season and depends on rainfalls. Despite that, the abundance of organisms is astonishing.

The related BIOTOPE IN NATURE is that of Baìa Grande that has a very similar flora and fauna.

Submitted by
Kamil Hazy
GPS
-15.3842754, -60.1234016
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Paraná
River catchment
Water body type
Lagoon
Water body name
Baia Grande near Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade
Water body part
Marsh land
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Wetland
Tributary name
Pantanal

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
20-34 (surface) °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.8
Conductivity
GH
70 mg/l
KH
36 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
January 2016
Aquarium decoration

Well watered wood.

The plants used to set-up the biotope aquarium: Myriophyllum aquaticum, Salvinia molesta, Bacopa monnieri, Hydrocotyle leucocephala.

Aquarium equipment

Filter: Tetra IN 600 plus
Heater: Tetra tec ht 50W
Light: 2x Aquael Leddy Tube 6W.

Fish care

Feeding only

Plant care

Cutting the stem plants when they reach surface and planting cutted parts.

 

 

Water care

20% water change every two weeks.

Dimensions

Length
60 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
54 L

Substrate in aquarium

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

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