Nanshan Creek Bank

_th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2020

Volume: 203 L
Dimensions: 100x45x45 cm
List of fishes: high-body loach, flower loach, sucking loach, black shell shrimp, river prawn, stream crab, stream snail, river mussel
List of plants: Newland, Big Red Pepper, Green Wendy Pepper
Description of decorations: The combination of stream rough stone and Chaohu sand + aquatic plants simply restores the basic morphological characteristics of the stream buffer zone
Description of equipment: external filter Tongchuangxing filter barrel 1550 lh, Nitley downlight 2*50W, co 2 set
Water parameters: water temperature 26℃, ph 7.0, gh 9.8
Additional info: None


Description of the area surrounding the biotope: The source of the Nanshan stream originates from Dongshi Mountain, the main peak of the Taimu Mountain in Fujian. It is a hilly mountain and has a steep terrain. The climate is subtropical, with abundant species. The water level of the stream is about 0.5 meters all year round.
Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: This river flows from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the mountain and joins Longxi. A large number of rivers wash up pebbles and sand, and moss is often attached to the stone surface.
Description of the parameters of the habitat: The water is crystal clear, and fish can be seen. The average temperature is 22-26 degrees Celsius, warm in winter and cool in summer
List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: striped fishes, Mai’s sucking fishes, high body fishes.
List of plants found in the nature biotope: water orchid
Threats to the ecology: The severe destruction of the natural environment has a huge impact on the ecology of streams. Now we can only see bottomless streams and native fish in deep mountains or remote streams. I hope that the stream ecology in a few years will be like that of the 90s.
Sources of information:
Book: Ke Qingshui Aquarium Management

Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2020