Small lake near the village of Chudinovo, Leningrad Region, Russia

_ place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2019

Volume: 148 L
Dimensions: 55х60х45 cm
List of fishes: Pelophylax lessonae, Anodonta cygnea
List of plants: Ceratophyllum, Stratiotes aloides, Sphagnum girgensohnii, Nuphar lutea
Description of decorations: Natural driftwood and silt used in the biotope are taken from the Lena water bodies. They are very similar to the areas in the lake, DECOTOP brown sand was used as soil, and lava stones were used to create a steep shore, as they are most similar in color to the soils that form the shore.
Description of equipment: AQUAEL LEDDY SMART 2 SUNNY lamp, AQUAEL ASAP 500 filter
Water parameters: Temperature – 23 ° C, clear water, PH 7.5, KH 8, GH 10
Additional info: To maintain the necessary mineralization during weekly changes of 20% water, mineral salt SERA was used

INFORMATION ABOUT BIOTOPE

Description of the area surrounding the biotope: A mixed forest grows around the reservoir, springs flow into the lake due to which high water hardness is caused. Many plants grow on the shore, including cattail, bulrush.

Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: The coastal zone of the lake is densely dotted with Stratiotes aloides and Nymphaéa, the sandy bottom of the lake at a depth of 17 meters is covered with a sufficiently large layer of silt several meters deep.

Description of the parameters of the habitat: Water is quite transparent, average temperature in summer is 15 ° C, pH 7.

List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: Rutilus rutilus, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, Perca fluviatilis, Esox lucius, Pelophylax lessonae, Anodonta cygnea

List of plants found in the nature biotope: Ceratophyllum, Stratiotes aloides, Sphagnum girgensohnii, Nuphar lutea, Nymphaéa

Threats to the ecology: No threats to the ecology of the reservoir are currently observed.

Sources of information:

https://vk.com/ebc_aquariumistika?w=wall-85203328_1456

Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2019