bam Easy level

Peat swamp forest stream, Sungai Tua, Selangor, Malaysia

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Peat swamp forests are tropical moist forests where waterlogged soil prevents dead leaves and wood from fully decomposing. Over time, this creates a thick layer of acidic peat.

Fallen leaves, stick, branches and mentioned peat are creating unique substrate of bottom of that habitat. Although acidic enviroment, biodiversity of fauna and flora is quite rich in there.

Also due to accumulated peat, leaves etc water color is tinted brown/yellow by tannins and humic acid.

Submitted by
Łukasz Hebel
GPS
3.3352089, 101.7038269

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Black water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
26 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.7
Conductivity
8
GH
KH
6 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
September, 2020
Aquarium decoration

Substrate contains mixed and fine sand, next layer is composition of leaves, sticks, twigs and peat moss. Then bigger branches, driftwood, roots and tannin-rich pods, seeds.

Plants that I used are Eleocharis, Cryptocoryne and Microsorum pteropus and free flowing Ceratophyllum and Spirodela on the surface.

Aquarium equipment
  • Light: 10 W Led Retrofit AQUAEL
  • Heater: Ultra Heater AQUAEL
  • Filter: pat mini AQUAEL
Fish care

Fish list:

  • Pangio kuhlii
  • Pangio oblonga
  • Trigonostigma hengeli
  • Betta smaragdina var. guitar
Plant care

Plant list:

  • Vesicularia dubyana
  • Leptochilus pteropus
  • Cryptocoryne albida
  • Eleocharis parvula
  • Ceratophyllum demersum
  • Spirodela polyrhiza
Water care

20% water change every 2 weeks, with demineralised water.

Dimensions

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

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
no
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Grey
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation