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#5021 Tu Dong Pond, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh, Central Vietnam

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Viet Nam, Nam Trung Bo region, Binh Dinh province, Qui Nhon City

Tu Dong Pond is a water body I have dedicated my enry. I have explored different places like rivers, lakes, streams, small creeks but tose were complicated for me to do, so for the competition I surveyed a shallow area of a stagnant pond, I planned and set up an aquarium. For decoration I use the material found in the biotope including background, rocks, sand, plants, animals and water. Currently my tank is also completed in terms of water quality – the temperature and pH are close to natural.

As soon as this biotope has been completed and I decided to use it to communicate with people and to learn more from other people’s experiences. I sincerely thank you all.

Submitted by
Huỳnh Long Phi
GPS
13.8031969, 109.2075043
Geographical region
Southeastern Asia
Drainage Basin
Sông Hà Thanh (Ha Thanh River)
River catchment
Con Lạch Nhỏ (Small Creek)
Water body type
Pond
Water body name
Ao Nước Đọng (Stagnant pond)
Water body part
Marsh land
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
Pond
Tributary name
Ao Nước Tù Đọng (Stagnant Pond)

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Mixed water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
28 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
6.5
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen
50 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
February 20st, 2022
Aquarium decoration

As background I used the rocks found in the biotope area, I planted aquatic vegetation on both sides to make the tank look more realistic. As aquatic plants was taken Cyperus polystachyos, which is a plant that can live in a flooded environment. And it contributes to the shelter for the fish at the bottom of the tank.

Aquarium equipment

I only use 2 LED Kaiser lights.
Power 5w, light 6500k.

Fish care

I usually feed 2 to 3 times a day and monitor their behavior, because the number is limited, the monitoring is easy and convenient. The fish seem very comfortable and they feel like they are out in the wild.

Fishes:

  • Trichopsis vittata (Osphronemidae) – 10
Plant care

For the Cyperus I use the soil at the biotope site and use sunlight to photosynthesize and grow as best as possible. And the tree has also grown better than I expected – the plant flowers and produces seeds once every 20 to 30 days.

Aquatic vegetation:

  • Cyperus polystachyos (Cyperaceae) – 2
Water care

Since the natural environment I recreated was a puddle of stagnant water so taking care of the water was also very easy. I did almost nothing with the water in the tank because everything was as it was in the wild.

Dimensions

Length
65 cm
Depth
35 cm
High
35 cm
Volume
64 L

Substrate in aquarium

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