#659: 136L Biotope Aquascape Lake Amatitlan Near Guetemala Eastern Coast Of Central America

Bilal Taha Taşdelen İstanbul, Turkey

Awards and Comments

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Excellent biotope well done! I appreciate the details of your research as well. Keep it up!
— Phil Edwards
Well designed convict cichlid habitat.
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 85 × 40 × 40 cm
Title Lake Amatitlan Near Guetemala Eastern Coast Of Central America
Volume 136L
Background Black paint
Lighting 865 6500 k Led ( 10 hours ) .
Filtration Eheim 2280 filter
Plants nope
Animals Amatitlania nigrofasciatus
Materials sand, gravel, rocks, tree branches, tree fragments, leaves.
Additional Information Lake Amatitlan Near Guetemala Eastern Coast Of Central America

Amatitlan lake is a volcanic lake in south-central Guatemala,
fairly close to Guatemala City. It lies in the central highlands,
1,186 m (3890 feet) above sea level.Its maximum depth is 33 m
(108 feet) and an average of 18 m (59 feet).
The lake is 11 km (7 miles) long and 3 km (2 miles) wide;
with an area of 15.2 square kilometers (5.9 sq mi) and a water volume
of 0.286 cubic kilometers.This separated the lake into two water bodies
with different physical, chemical and biological charac- teristics.
The western basin receives all pollution loads coming from the southern
part of the capital city as well as from the whole catchment area via
the Villalobos River. The water of the same basin is drained by
the Michatoya River, which is used for hydroelectric power generation.

Convict cichlids are native to the lakes and streams of Central America.
In particular, the species occurs along the eastern coast of Central America
from Guatemala to Costa Rica, and on the western coast from Honduras to Panama.
Convict cichlids prefer moving water, and are most frequently found in
habitats with cover in the form of rocks or sunken branches.
The daily water temperature ranged from 26–29 °C (79–84 °F).


*TRANSPARENCY [m](4), 1988.
Secchi disc: Range; 1.00 2.75 (mean 1.75).
Fig. NAM-41-3
Secchi disc transparency.
*pH Range, 1988; 6.1 9.1 (mean 8.2 7.9).
Fig. NAM-41-4: pH profiles.
*SS [mg l-1](3)
Range; 395 500.
*Fig. NAM-41-5
Total solid profiles [mg l-1].
*DO [mg l-1](3)
Range; 4 10.
Fig. NAM-41-6: DO profiles [mg l-1].
*COD [mg l-1](3)
Range; 1 9.
Minimum: 0.37, maximum: 2.00, annual mean: 10.75.
Fig. NAM-41-7: Chlorophyll concentration profiles [mg l-1].
Total-N [mg l-1](4)
Annual mean, 1988; 0.628 (dry season 0.433, rainy season 0.864).
Total-P [mg l-1]
Annual mean, 1988 ; 0.44 (dry season 0.62, rainy season 0.32).
Range; 133 168.

Referance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Amatitlán

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