#736: 400L Biotope Aquascape Quiet backwater of the Essequibo River in Kurupukari District, Guyana

Kirillova Svetlana St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 130 × 53 × 64 cm
Title Quiet backwater of the Essequibo River in Kurupukari District, Guyana
Volume 400L
Background black background
Lighting Tetra Tetronic LED Proline lamp 780, 12W, 6000K
Filtration JBL CristalProfi e1501 filter
Plants N/A. At the time of the shooting photos, branches of trees with green leaves were placed into the aquarium to indicate the period of high water when the forests surrounding the rivers are flooded.
Animals Heros severus 5, Metynnis argenteus 3, Hoplosternum thoracatum 4
Materials Light river sand, light stones, large mangrove driftwood, thin birch roots, leaf litter, alder branches with green leaves
Additional Information Essequibo is the largest river of Guyana, its length is 1,000 km. It originates at the confluence of the Sipu and Chodicor rivers on the northern slopes of the Acarai Range in the south of the country. It flows to the north through wet forests and savannahs. There are numerous waterfalls on the river, one of which is Kurupukari waterfall. In the middle and lower reaches there are islands. When flowing into the Atlantic Ocean 21 km north of Georgetown, it forms an estuary up to 20 km wide with numerous islands. The climate is hot and humid, with two rainy seasons: from April to August and from November to January. The flora and fauna of the tropical rainforests of Guyana are very rich, the same can be said about the fauna of the rivers: many species of fish live here, many of which are kept in aquaria.The bottom is covered with fine sand, sometimes silted. Since this part of the river is located in the forest zone, at the bottom there are debris of branches and leaves. During the flood period, the water rises, and the trees growing along the banks are partially flooded. Because of the fairly rapid flow, aquatic vegetation is scarce, it can be found only in the coastal zone, in relatively shallow water, or in backwaters.

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