bam Easy level

#4976 River Bank, Big Walnut Creek, Ohio

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United States, Ohio, Columbus

River bank of Big Walnut Creek. Twisting roots of an invasive honey suckle species replicates the exposed roots of large American Sycamore trees found along the natural river banks. The substrate is river washed sand stone, with no aquatic vegetation present. Large stones are secured in place by the roots of the trees, aiding in river bank stabilization. A sole Micropterus punctulatus (spotted bass) youngling waits amongst the cover of roots.

Submitted by
Vinny Anderson
GPS
39.9214134, -82.8644562
Geographical region
Northern America
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Scioto
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Mississippi
Water body part
Channel
Water body course
Upper course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Scioto

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
18 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.2
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
July, 2021
Aquarium decoration

A large piece of wood provides the feeling of exposed tree roots along a river bank. The wood has come alive and regrown from the root cutting, creating a canopy of foliage over the tank. Sandstone based substrate closely mimics the stream bed, with sizes ranging from small sand to medium sized cobbles. Fallen sycamore leaves add to the substrate and river bank.

Aquarium equipment

Flow is produced by an Oase Biomaster 350 and an Eheim Skim 350. The skimmer provides additional oxygenation. A Fluval plant 2.0 provided suspended LED lighting. The tank is an Ultum Nature Systems 90L, high clarity aquarium.

Fish care

Daily feeding using a variety of dry and frozen foods.

Fish:

  • Micropterus punctulatus (Centrarchidae)
Plant care

Not available.

Water care

50% weekly water changes.

Dimensions

Length
90 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
90 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Beige
Stone
Beige
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No

Bibliography

  • Ohio Biological Survey - A Naturalist Guide to the Fishes of Ohio by Zimmerman, B. Rice, D.
    ISBN 0-86727-167-1