Special features of the facility:
Coarse river pebbles (from garden centers). Decoration of rubble Underwater landscape with many hiding places. Laying of the pelvic floor with Styrofoam. Old Moorkienwurzeln emit hardly humic acids. Some limestones, thereby the water is always calcareous, alkaline and hard.
Some snail shells.
Light strip with 4 spotlights, each 50 watts.
This creates bright and dark areas in the basin, which is very like (hiding place) and what looks the cichlids very natural.
Self-made simple trickle, 60 liters, expandable to 120 liters (for large cichlids) with overflow into the aquarium. (Inexpensive) .A Eheim external pump. A submersible pump.
(Double pumping cycle)
Regelheizstab to match the number of liters of the pelvis.
Pressure Air Pump Elite. Strömerstein.
1/2/8 Julidochromis transcriptus
7 Neolamprologus leleupi
5 Neolamprologus brichardi
3/2 Neolamprologus brevis
5 Lamprologus caudopunctatus
4 Lamprologus ocellatus
Calcareous about pH 8,
Compensate for the evaporated amount of water a week.
Water change fortnightly 30%.
No water treatment necessary as calcareous, hard tap water available.
Tetra Cichlidensticks, flake food,
(defrosted bloodworms - once a week)
After 2 weeks Lamprologus ocellatus and Neolamprologus brevis were placed in separate pools. (A result of strong repression by N.leleupi and J. transcriptus).
Interesting subversive activity of N.brichardi (3 animals participate), digging a deep depression in the gravel, undercutting by stones, cleaning of stone surfaces in the region in possession of a snail shell and joint territorial defense. Area division in the Grand Basin at the time:
Left pelvic area - Julidochromis transcriptus
Middle pelvic --- N.Leleupi and N.brichardi
Right pelvic --- Lamprologus
caudopunctatus and suppressed animals of all genres
Midwater L.caudopunctatus and N.brichardi