Lokoti kiki creek, Suriname

44th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2018

russia Greece. Bill Koulosousas

Volume: 350 L
Dimensions: 121x51x66 cm
List of fishes: Cleithracara maronii, Corydoras melanistius, Nannostomus beckfordi, Pristella maxillaris
List of plants: N/A
Description of decorations: the roots of the tree made of many smaller roots combined with the 3D background of Juwel create a tree root where the river water has revealed the half, and along with the river stones and the fine beige sand give us a realistic picture of the river part with slow flow, with the algae in the root and the leaves in decomposition to complement a beautiful and harmonious part of the river.
Description of equipment: Sump type filter 160lt(80x40x50) with EHEIM compact+ 3000 pump, 10lt Seachem Matrix, and filter wool, Eheim Jager Thermo Control Heater 300w, and 3x120mm fan with controller, 4x led spot light 36° 3w 4000k.
Water parameters: Temperature is 26 ° C , pH is 6,8, GH is 6.


Description of the area surrounding the biotope: The suriname River is rising in the highlands at the junction of the Wilhelmina and Eilerts de Haan ranges. It flows northeastward about 480 km to empty into the Atlantic Ocean north of Paramaribo, the national capital.The river is obstructed by rapids in its upper course, where it is called the Gran River, and is dammed at Sintia, Adadien, and Awa. It is joined by the Pikien River at Djoemoe Asidonhopo, below which it is called the Suriname. The river was dammed at Afobaka to create the Professor Doctor Ingenieur W.J. van Blommestein Lake, Suriname’s largest lake. The river is surrounded by a virgin tropical forest with a wide variety of animals and plants.

Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: Under the water we find sand, algae-covered stones that feed on many fish, broken tree trunks, branches and leaves that offer shelter to fry and other small fish. In high-flowing pieces the water is clean, while in the tracks with small flow is darker because fallen leaves release tannins and humic acids.

Description of the parameters of the habitat: The average temperature is 26 ° C.

List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: At the Suriname river we can find many species of fish such as Anostomus anostomus, Apistogramma steindachneri, Corydoras melanistius, Geophagus surinamensis, Cleithracara maronii, Krobia guianensis, Nannostomus beckfordi, Pristella maxillaris, etc.

List of plants found in the nature biotope: I couldn’t find any plant information.

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Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2018