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Slow flowing forest duct of the Nun River basin, Nigeria

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This tank is replicating the slow flowing forest duct of the Nun River basin, in the north of Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Nun River is the longest (160 km) continuation of the Niger River. The Nun River begins near the village of Aboh, where the Niger River splits in two, forming Nun and Forcados, flows through the rain forests, swamps and mangroves, and empties into the Gulf of Guinea. Flooding from monsoon rains lasts from June to September, then the water level drops, and in February, with the arrival of the flood waters from the Niger River, rises again.

Forest rivers and streams of the Nun River basin are home to many species of fish and other aquatic organisms. Although oil production causes serious damage to the local nature, yet in clean rivers significant biodiversity can be found. Mainly semi-aquatic plants grow in places where sun can reach the earth surface through the trees.

Submitted by
Daniel Czubkowski
Approved by
Ad Konings & Michael Salter
GPS
4.8681188, 6.2075529

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Mixed water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
27 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
January 2020
Aquarium decoration

Roots, branches, leaves.

Aquarium equipment
Fish care

List of fishes: Pelvicachromis pulcher

Plant care
Water care

Dimensions

Length
100 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
45 cm
Volume
200 L

Substrate in aquarium

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