Dimensions 180 × 60 × 60 cm
Title Swamp of the Apalachicola River at Chattahoochee, Florida，USA
Lighting ODYSSEA T5H0,640w
Filtration Two Oase BioMaster600, 1250L/H
Animals Macrochelys temminckii, Gambusia affinis（These fish are kept in my aquarium as a feed for Macrochelys temminckii.）, Neocaridina denticulate(Shrimp from the original habitat are not available in my area, but these shrimp have been added to enrich the turtle's diet)
Materials Due to the locomotion of the turtle, the stones and sands are stick by using glues with mud and sand mixture above. Leaves and stick are also added. Dead leaves and wood are decorated on the riverside with grass.
Additional Information The Apalachicola River, originated in Apalachicola, Florida, USA, is a confluence of two rivers, the Chattahoochee River and the Flint River. It belongs to the ACF river system. It is 180 kilometers long and has a drainage area of 19,500 square miles (50,505 square kilometers). The Apalachicola River Basin is the most biologically diverse area east of the Mississippi River. The basin contains important forests throughout the country, with some of the highest biodiversity east of the Mississippi River. It has a large area of temperate deciduous forests as well as long-leaved pine trees and flat forests. Flooded areas have large floodplain forests. All of these southeast forest types were destroyed by logging between 1880 and 1920. The highest point in the basin is the Blood Mountain, 4,458 feet (1,359 meters) above sea level, near the source of the Chattahoochee River. A total of 356 wild species are currently known, of which 130 are endangered protected animals.
In a tributary of the Apalachicola River, the water level is sometimes deep and sometimes shallow, and usually the deepest part of the river is no more than 2 meters. The substrate is mixed by sand and mud. There are many rock and gravel under the water, and there will be some algae on it. In some places, there are a lot of water plants, fallen branches and leaves. There are not many creatures.
• Aquatic Habitats in Relation to River Flow in the Apalachicola River Floodplain, Florida, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1594
• Influences of Environment Settings on Aquatic Ecosystems in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Flint River Basin, U.S. Geological Survey