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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Becken 119
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
200 x 50 x 50 = 500 liters ~ 132 gallons (us)
Specific features:
- The pelvis is made as a room divider.
- Bottom hole and overflow chute for filter basins
- Flow pump Selzle Powerwave P1100 with automatic rotation
Aquarium Becken 119
Aquarium decoration:
90% sand (bright river sand), 10% coral sand:
The ground has been introduced about 2 cm high after installation of stones.
Special features of the facility:
smooth holestone:
at the ends of the aquarium stones are higher layered below the water surface, semi-high in the middle part and built broken and displaced. There were possible large stones selected with larger holes.
Dekoration im Aquarium Becken 119
Aquarium equipment:
4x 30W fluorescent tubes (11h):
- 1x Osram Light color 11
- 1x Trocal Plant
- 2x Dennerle African-Lake

The fluorescent tubes are switched individually in time and go one after another half hour at night and correspondingly offset again ("sunrise and sunset")
200 liters 5 multi-chamber filter (under sink):
- 1 inlet chamber
- 2 blue filter with coarse dirt filter mats fine, medium (top of white filter wool)
- 3 biochamber with Siporax (6 liters)
- 4 ventilated biochamber with Dupla Bioballs floating and coarse crushed coral (3 liters)
- 5 clear water chamber with Eheim Universal Pump type 1250 leads the water back into the pool. In the last chamber also 2 rod heaters (200W) are time switched separately
Other equipment:
The Power Wave pump is switched several times a day for one hour.
Tropheus sp. "red" (after Konings 1999)

Geographic variations:

a) Cape Chipimbi (Kipimbi) DR Congo (Zaire) - 3M / 11W / 6y
"Red Tail Strip moorii"

b) Cape Kachese (Zambia) - 2M / 7W / -
"Gelber from Zambia"

c) as a companion: Eretmodus cyanostictus Zambia (pair)

d) 2 Lake Tanganyika bagridae Lophiobagrus cyclurus
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 119
Water parameters:
- PH 7.9 to 8.5 (Tuntze pH controller)
- Hard water chemistry by various hardness and Carbonatbildner
- Conductance: 750-1400 s / cm (sea salt added)
- Temperature range 25 ° to 26.5 ° during the day C. - 23 ° C. at night (see filtering)
AquaFarm AF 2001 touched also humid with Spirulina powder,
3 times a week in addition to Cyclop EEZE (argent) enriched (promotes reds of Tropheus)
Frozen Food (2 - 4 times a week):
Cyclops, rarely White Mosquito
Special food:
now and then seaweed and lettuce leaf überbrühtes
Fasting - only when juveniles are (to 3 cm) in the basin Cyclops is fed Sundays
Further information:
The "Chipimbi" is from my observation out in males more aggressive and area-forming than the variant of Cape Kachese that occurs rather as a group.
So far, no male "Chipimbi" female "Kachese" has angebalzt, no "Kachese-Bock" female "Chipimbi". Since it is the after KONINGS (1999) the so-called Red Tropheus in both variants, hybridization can not be excluded. Therefore, the two groups will be closely watched by me to possibly take corrective influence. Presumably, however, be recognized that both variants. The signal coloration of sexually mature animals is apparently so different that no "mixing" takes place. This would be absolutely mE be avoided in order not to provoke any "artificial Geovariante".