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#5719 Rio Salobra, southern Pantanal, Brazil

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Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul, Salobra

To create a more accurate copy of the selected biotope, I used untreated tree roots. River sand and river pebbles were used as the soil in the lower layers. The main elements of the soil are peat-swamp soil and ferrallite soils (dark red).

Submitted by
Biswarup Goon
GPS
-20.2040405, -56.4986191
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Pantanal
River catchment
Rio Miranda
Water body type
Rio
Water body name
Rio Salobra
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
Wetland
Tributary name
Pantanal

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Mixed water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
High
Water temperature
23 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.38
Conductivity
356
GH
4 mg/l
KH
4 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen
95 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
February, 2022
Aquarium decoration

Surface herbaceous plants were planted in advance in an aquarium with a minimum water level. Soil from of sand 0.5-2.0 mm The soil is covered with ketapang leaves and fruit tree leaves. Driftwood and roots in shape and color similar to found in the natural biotope.

Aquarium equipment
  • Filter RS-4000 HOB filter 1600L/H
  • Venus aqua AQ 500F 500L/H
  • Lamp SunSun HDD-600B, 2x24W T5 (Osram Cool White)
  • Heater with thermostat, Atman AT 138, 75W
Fish care

Enough filtration to lower the turbidity of water, foods like WA micro pellets, Hikari algae wafers are used to feed the fishes . Fishes are active and show their natural behaviour which indicates their happiness.

Plant care

The aquatic plants found in the aquarium are Cabomba furcata, Helanthium bolivianum ‘Quadricostatus’, Salvinia sp., Ceratophyllum demersum, Pontederia crassipes, and submerged surface plant Carex riparia.

Algae on the objects, here and there on the surface of the substrate, driftwood, botanicals etc.

Water care

20% water change weekly, filter cleaning is generally occurred after 15days.

Dimensions

Length
45.72 cm
Depth
25.4 cm
High
30.48 cm
Volume
35.4 L

Substrate in aquarium

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