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Tropheus Lufubu
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
160x60x60 = 576 liters ~ 152 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Aquarium combination Prestige Star of the company aquariums Kontor

Carpenter cabinet with straight, clean lines
- Decor: titanium silver
- 4 doors
- Gravel cover
- 2 mm ABS edges
- 2nd floor plate for better weight distribution

Aquarium 160x60x60 cm, 12 mm glass, edges with fine sanding, Stossverklebung certainly seam

- Kunstoffprofilrahmen with drip edge protection
- Decor: titanium silver
- Cover plates in black
- Large flaps for a lot of Comfort
- Each 3 slots left and right

Das Becken
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Aquarium decoration:
Rosi's aquarium gravel 30 kg, color white, grain size from 0.1 to 0.9

No, because no plants are present in natural habitat

Special features of the facility:
Rear wall of the company Rockzolid

Model 160x60 cm Papua
Stone module H 82x29x30 cm
Stone Module F 55x19x17 cm

in the rear wall are 3 holes drilled and each built a grid, so that the water can circulate;
the F module was split and glued to the left side pane to the Tunze hiding the greater part of something;

different sized pebbles
Vineyard snail shells

Modul H
Modul F
eingebaute Rückwand
Rückwand von oben
von oben
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Blick von links nach rechts
Gesamtansicht 16.11.2013
Aquarium equipment:
2 LED light bars the company Lum Light
3 rows LED

1st row: Warm White
2nd row: RGB
3rd row: Cool White

4th row: Cool White
5th row: RGB
6th row: Cool White

Lum Light LED Daylight Simulator 2010 with 4 preset programs for day and night simulation (sunrise, sunset, moonlight)
Control unit for RGB Light LED lightbar Lum

The 4 preset programs:

5:00 a.m. to 06:00 light morning light, dawn
6:00 a.m. to 07:00 Sunrise
7:00 to 08:00 Slow transition to daylight
8:00 to 18:30 Full daylight
18:30 to 18:40 at dusk
18:40 to 20:00 sunset, sunset
8:00 p.m. to 05:00 night without lighting

. 2
5:00 a.m. to 06:00 light morning light, dawn
6:00 a.m. to 07:00 Sunrise
7:00 to 08:00 Slow transition to daylight
08:00 to 12:00 Full daylight
12:00 to 14:00 lunch break light
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. long Sammer transition to daylight
14:30 to 18:30 Full daylight
18:40 to 20:00 sunset, sunset
8:00 p.m. to 05:00 night without lighting

. 3
5:00 a.m. to 06:00 light morning light, dawn
6:00 a.m. to 07:00 Sunrise
7:00 to 08:00 Slow transition to daylight
8:00 to 18:30 full daylight, no lunch break
18:30 to 18:40 at dusk
18:40 to 20:00 sunset, sunset
8:00 p.m. to 05:00 at night the moonlight (light illumination)

. 4
7:00 to 08:00 light morning light, dawn
8 a.m. to 09:00 Sunrise slow transition to daylight
9:00 to 18:30 full daylight, no lunch break
18:30 to 19:00 at dusk, sunset, sunset
19:30 to 7:00 at night the moonlight (light illumination)

I am running at the moment program 3

Lum LED Light Water cooling for LED light bars
prolongs the service life of the light beams significantly (up to double)
If the heat back into the aquarium and reduces power consumption of heating

4 chamber Bio filter 50x15 on the right side of the head

The chambers are filled as follows:

1. chamber: Wastewater
2nd chamber: JBL Cermec and filter mats blue (coarse)
3. chamber: filter mats blue (coarse) and Eheim Substrate pro
4. chamber: clear water

incl. pump (Pro Flow Maxi 1000 300 Watt heater thermostat, inlet grids and surface inflow)

Other equipment:
Flow pump Tunze Nano Stream 6045

for aquariums from 40 to 500 liters
Flow capacity: 1,500 to 4,500 l / h
Energy consumption: 5 - 7 Watt
Dimensions: ø70, emissions: ø40 / 15 mm
Magnet Holder with Silence clamp up to 12 mm glass thickness

Also located behind the rear wall is still a small pump (400 l / h) because something sludge has accumulated.

Tunze, versteckt hinter Felsmodul
Pumpe mit Abzweigung für die Lampenkühlung
LED Leiste mit Wasserkühlung
das warme Wasser fließt zurück ins Becken
33 Tropheus Lufubu (F1 progeny)

in different sizes 4-9 cm

Distribution: at Lufubu Estuary

Discovered: the early eighties by Piere Brichard

First import: the late eighties

The body color is beige and is down almost into ever brighter white, covered with a wine-red mesh pattern. The dorsal fin is spotted red-violet and light blue and is outlined in blue. The iris is in the lower half and the top yellow silver. The head has a wine-red base color and shines purple down. In addition, the head is light blue dots. The anal is blue and red violet edges. The caudal fin is reddish tones.

The habitat:
The main habitat of Tropheus is the shore near Felslitoral. Here is an adequate nutrition is secured. Because of the low water level there flourishes grew up very well, so that even small fish find enough food here. Tropheus are found already in knee-high water, there, the sediments are grazed.


Tropheus generally

Tropheus is a genus of fish belonging to the family cichlids (Cichlidae) that occur endemically in the East African Lake Tanganyika. In German-speaking countries, they are, however, very rare today, colloquially known as Brabant cichlids. The genus name comes Tropheus Trophos (Greek.), Which means as much as nurse. Since there are a large number of color forms, the species name is usually the location added to the unique description.

Depending on the fish 12 to 16 cm tall and have a strong physique with a strong chest. They exist in many different color variants that usually have a black or gray-brown tone. The fins and the body pattern (for example, binding and / or more spots on the flank) are often highly colored and quite colorful. All species have up to the age of a few weeks a uniform horizontal stripes. Her broad, not very deeply divided mouth is busy with two or tricuspid teeth.

Due to a lack of sexual dimorphism males and females based on external characteristics can be distinguished not unique. Shed light on often results in only the closer inspection of the genital papilla, which significantly larger fails in sexually mature females.

Food and dietary way
The habitat of Tropheus are the rock and rubble shores of Lake Tanganyika, which have many hiding places. Here, the habitat of areas ranges with huge boulders up to those in which only occur rubble relatively small rock. In any case, the fish inhabiting the upper, sunlit areas, as only there is a strong growth of algae (nursery) on the stones is possible. With its specially shaped mouth the cichlids graze this nursery on the rocks. The herbivores can be up to 15 years old. Therefore, even at the aquarium maintenance to ensure that predominantly plant food is fed, for example Spirulina flakes. Tropheus must not be fed with bloodworms in no case because they can obstruct the digestive tract of the fish and cause death.

Tropheus are ovophile mouthbrooders in which the female takes care of the brood. In courtship, the male provides cross before the female and jogging with the entire body. Complies the females, it spawns on flat ground from relatively large eggs and takes them immediately in her mouth. Then the couple takes a T-shaped position, where the male places his genital opening at the mouth of the female, sperm and fertilized so that gives the eggs. After about 28 days, then leave 5 to 15, but a maximum of 25 juveniles mouth of the mother. The fry are then placed between 10 and 12 mm in size.

There are popular, but not always easy to maintain aquarium fish, which are called "egg coals" because of their color and the physique of aquarists often. They are usually kept in large groups as they develop a strong intraspecific aggression in the pool. [...]
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Water parameters:
Water change weekly about 200 liters (equivalent to 1/3 of the content)

Temperature: 25 ° C
PH: 7.7
KH: 12 ° GCH
NO2: 0.02 mg / l
NO3: 15 mg / l
NH4: 0.05 mg / l
PO4: 0.2 mg / l

Tropical Spirulina 36%

SUPER SPIRULINA FORTE is a flake food with high content (36%) of Spirulina platensis algae-eating algae for African cichlids and other fish (including marine fishes) that require a considerable amount of plant material in their diet. Spirulina platensis boost the immune system and have a beneficial effect on digestion processes.

Composition: seaweed (. Spirulina platensis min 36%), vegetable protein extracts, vegetable by-products, fish and fish derivatives, cereals, molluscs and crustaceans, yeasts, oils and fats, minerals.

Additives: Vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically defined substances having similar effect:.... Vit A 38 200 IU / kg, Vit D3 2100 IU / kg, vitamin E 130 mg / kg, Vit C 540 mg / kg. Compounds of trace elements: E1 Iron 42.0 mg / kg, E6 Zinc 11.5 mg / kg, E5 Manganese 9.0 mg / kg, E4 Copper 2.1 mg / kg, E2 Iodine 0.26 mg / kg, E8 selenium 0.26 mg / kg, E7 Molybdenum 0.06 mg / kg, E3 Cobalt 0.01 mg / kg. Lecithin. Dyes. Antioxidant.

Analytical constituents: Crude protein 48.0%, crude fat 6.0%, crude fiber 3,0%, moisture 7.0%

Further information:
The Sea

Lake Tanganyika is located in the Central African grave breach, is the second largest lake in Africa and is bordered by the states of Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi and the DRC.
Lake Tanganyika has a length of about 670 km and a width of max. 80 km an area of ​​approximately 33,000 km2. Its water level is 773 meters above sea level. It is up to 1470 m deep and about twice as deep as the Lake Malawi. Thus, it is after the South Siberian Lake Baikal (1642 m) is the second deepest lake in the world.
From a depth of about 250 m is likely to be available due to lack of oxygen no life. Moreover, the water is due to the volcanic origin in greater depth very sulphurous.
Underwater northern and southern parts of the lake are separated by a 600 m high, extending from east to west Mountains. Probably there was a long time ago two lakes that united in a only over time.
To the north of Rusisi, which in the Lake Tanganyika drained the Lake Kivu the main tributary of Lake Tanganyika is. The only outflow of Lake Tanganyika is located in Zaire on the west bank Lukuga which passes over the Lualaba ultimately in the Congo.
Except in the estuary zone of the rivers (Lehmeintrag) the water quality of the lake is very good. There are virtually no particulate matter present.

The water levels of Lake Tanganyika are at:

Total hardness 7-12
Carbonate 15-18
pH 7.5 to 9.2
Water temperature 24-29 ° C
Gusts up to 22 m