Springs at the North side of Mount Tai of China
_ place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2019
Volume: 243 L
Dimensions: 90x90x30 cm
List of fishes: Lefua costata, Gnathopogon tsinanensis, Rhinogobius brunneus, Cipangopaludina cahayensis, Pseudorasbora parva, Rhinogobius similis, Abbottina rivularis, Rhodeus ocellatus, Radix auricularia
List of plants: Potamogeton pectinatus, Potamogeton crispus, Phragmites australis, Spirogyra communis
Description of decorations: Branches and leaves (Chinese pine, Pinus densiflora; Japanese red pine, Robinia pseudoacacia; locust, Chinese chestnut; castanea mollissima, persimmon), Mount Tai stone, Mount Tai sand
(All materials are collected locally from community habitats)
Description of equipment: Filtration -Atman CF1000，Sunsun LW-603, Lighting-Metal halide lamp150W of Odesi
Water parameters: PH7.9 TDS108 25℃
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INFORMATION ABOUT BIOTOPE
Description of the area surrounding the biotope: Jinan is famous for its spring water. The beautiful city sees more than one hundred springs, of which 72 springs are the most well-known. A series of mountains embrace the city’s southern territories, featuring steep cliffs,cloud and fog, and exotic stones. Within the mountains, some small-sized springs surge day and night. Impressed by the great views, I decided to design an originated fish-tank with Jinan characteristics. The prototype of the tank environment is located at the north side of Mount Tai, where the minimum human activities exist and the surroundings are naturally beautiful, with some tiny springs, suggesting an ideal imitation model. The exact prototype landscape is a huge Mount Tai Stone. The stone rises upright, with two-thirds of its entity empty. The spring generated underneath the stone provides sufficient water for the pond. The trees and little rocks create a good shelter for the fish inside, while the algae promote a proliferation of natural life. To seek ideas from the originatedlocation is the optimum approach for landscape design, since they are original in style and taste and imitate the original environment perfectly. Eventually, Itook back some water, stone, tree branches, fish, and conch shells from MountTai. With all the materials collected from the original places, the fish-tank landscape is sure to “confuse the fish’s eyes.” The exact coordinates of community habitats are 117.078394 longitude East and 36.343687 latitude north.
Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: The spring pool is half a meter deep.
Description of the parameters of the habitat: TDS:84 PH8.0. The illumination time is from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Water temperature 26℃
List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: Lefua costata, Gnathopogon tsinanensis, Rhinogobius brunneus, Cipangopaludina cahayensis, Pseudorasbora parva, Rhinogobius similis, Abbottina rivularis, Rhodeus ocellatus, Radix auricularia
List of plants found in the nature biotope: Potamogeton pectinatus, Potamogeton crispus, Phragmites australis, Spirogyra communis
Threats to the ecology: Rhinogobius brunneus is the most beautiful in Jinan, while the distribution of Rhinogobius brunneus is extremely narrow and the number is extremely limited. So many people rushed into the mountains to find Rhinogobius brunneus and catch it for money. This is a bad news for us!
Sources of information: field visits