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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Tanganjika
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
120 x 50 x 40 = 240 liters ~ 63 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Standard basin with vanity unit. 8mm bulge-glued.
Aquarium Tanganjika
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Feiner, brighter aquarium sand from Vitakraft. 0.1 - 0.9 mm grain size.
Plants:
No
Special features of the facility:
Back: Slimline light sandstone from Back to Nature. Approximately 40 kg washed river pebbles of limestone. The stones were glued to tailored Styroporplatten. Moreover wobbly stones were precaution glued together to prevent tipping.
Dekoration im Aquarium Tanganjika
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
1 x Dennerle African Lake, 30 Watt T8. Lighting 14-22 clock. 1 x blue night light. Lighting 22-1 clock.
Filtration:
1 x Eheim Professional 2224 filter efficiency 700l / h. 1 x Eheim Powerball, 650l / h. Both units are operated with diffusers.
Other equipment:
1 x Hunter automatic heater 150W.
Stocking:
1/1 Neolamprologus brichardi
1/1 Altolamprologus compressiceps
1/1 Julidochromis marlieri
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika
Water parameters:
Temp: 26 degrees
PH: 8 to 8.5
GH: 16
KH: 9
NO²: 0
NO³: 25mg / l
NH3 / 4: 0
PO4: 0

Water change: 2 times a week for about 30%. No other way since I only have access to cold water at the pool. For larger water changes the temperature would fall from too strong.
Feeding:
Frozen Food: Artemia and white mosquito larvae
once or twice a week live food, Artemia and white mosquito larvae
once or twice per week Novo Tanganyika flake food JBL
once a week is fasting
Further information:
Now this is my first East Africa basin, and I'm really curious if I get it under control. Above all, I'm a little worried about the growth of algae so entirely without plants. Now, after about 8 weeks duration of the basin, I have already the first diatoms as coating on the device, but I think that so far not bad because it makes them look more natural the whole.