The Nyang Qu River of Yarlung Zangbo River, Tibet, China

_th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2020

Volume: 864 L
Dimensions: 180x60x80 cm
List of fishes: Oxygymnocypris stewarti, Glyptosternum maculatum,Triplophy sastewarti,Gammaridea,Chironomidae,Hydropsyche sp
List of
plants: some filamentous algae, some brown algae
Description of decorations: Background plate: Stone from Yarlung Zangbo River, River sand: from Yarlung Zangbo River & Biotope U ‘s sand
Description of equipment: Lighting equipment: Odyssey t5 180X4, Filtration equipment: EHEIM play3500 + bottom biochemical ceramic filtration
Water parameters: Water temperature: 15℃, PH 7.5
Additional info: Background Introduction. Outside the ecological tanks that are used to themes of jungle black water, marsh wetlands, plain rivers and lakes, there are actually more magnificent habitats on earth. The modeling object of the original water feature. Because of the documentary filming, the theme water feature of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau entered my topic. From April 2019 to the present, my crew and I. I have participated in the shooting of scientific expedition documentaries of the Institute of Fishery Sciences of the Tibet Autonomous Region Academy of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Sciences. I have followed the scientific expedition team more than 5 times. The cumulative days have been more than 3 months. Over 100 water areas (rivers, lakes, wetlands). At the time of publication, my film crew was still fighting side by side with the expedition members in the mountains of Nyingchi-Motu. The spring and summer in the Himalayas were short. Taking advantage of the short plateau summer, my film crew and I used the lens Record the “recovery and rebirth” of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in a year that was not sought.


Description of the area surrounding the biotope: I chose the nyang Qu River as an important element in the landscape. The nyang Qu River originates from cuomuliang La on the west side of Mira in Tibet. It flows from west to East and joins near zemen in Linzhi county. It has a total length of 307.5 km, a drop of 2273 m and an average slope of 7.39%. Its source is a valley surrounded by ancient glaciation, with an altitude of about 5000 meters. 
of the underwater landscape of the biotope: The nyang Qu River has an average flow of 538 cubic meters per second. In Nyingchi area, the annual rainfall is about 650 mm, the average annual temperature is 8.7 ℃, the river velocity is as high as 16 meters / second, the flow rate is 4425 cubic meters / second, and the annual runoff is 22 billion cubic meters.
Description of the parameters of the habitat: the average annual temperature is 8.7 ℃
List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: Oxygymnocypris stewarti, Glyptosternum maculatum, Triplophy sastewarti, Gammaridea, Chironomidae, Hydropsyche sp
List of plants found in the nature biotope: some filamentous algae, some brown algae
Threats to the ecology:
Sources of information: I researched it myself

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