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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Great Lake Tanganjika
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
150x50x60 = 450 liters ~ 118 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The pool is a standard pool with a separately-made Abdeckung.Hier I would like to thank Frank Hopp has left me for the basin to a spot price.

The cover is a standard frame with 2 Bohrungen.Zum close up over it is a PVC foam board in black, which I cut to fit.
Aquarium Great Lake Tanganjika
Erstes Layout ohne Module
Und mit Modulen aber noch gestützt zum trocknen
10.02.2013 Becken befüllt
18.02.2013
27.02.2013
17.03.2013
Aquarium Great Lake Tanganjika
13.05.2013
09.12.2013
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
50kg lighter quartz sand mixed to obtain on the surface to a more natural image with coarse gravel very
Plants:
Plants lot basin because in the simulated area of ​​Lake Tanganyika no plants occur or only very sporadically.
Special features of the facility:
Rear panel:
Backplane Komodo Company Rockzolid combined with modules D, E, F, G
The back wall I got in 2m, the excess portion serves as a backplane for Multi pools.
It is hinterschwimmbar and there are some holes and gaps milled into the rear wall to provide additional hiding places to ermöglichen.Zudem had the rear wall are cut into 2 parts so that it fits into the pelvis. The resulting gap, I have deliberately left a large passage so that the rear panel also can be hinterschwommen easily at any time.
The resulting gap is hidden by the large central stone.

Modules:
The module D and a half module F are located on the right side window, then the module E was stuck to the left side window.

Rock
approx 80kg basalt stones in various sizes and shapes.
The stones are arranged so that as many as possible caves and areas or view the Protection entstehen.Es are also centrally 2 stones upended around to provide cover Cypris, which is also used.

Schneckenhäuser
If you want to stay biotope Trust would have to rely on Neothaumaschneckenhäuser. Since this but not that easy to obtain and are inexpensive, I have resorted to vineyard snails houses for Caudos and the Altos addition Ryssota otaheitana (a philipinische land snails) offered. These are much larger snail shells.
Stone Modul D
Stone Modul E
Stone Modul G
Stone Modul F
Rückwand Komodo
Module auf einen Blick
Linke Seite
Rechte Seite
Beckenmitte
Diverse Schnecken
Mitte kurz nach dem Befüllen
Rechts nach dem Befüllen
Links nach Befüllen
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
For lighting I want as close to a natural reaction halten.Die lighting is provided by LEDs and controlled by a lighting computer.
Furthermore, a simulation of thunder, moonlight and sunrise is planned.

LED lighting:

SunaECO Marine White


Lighting control:

GHL Profilux 2


In mom I begin with the lighting at 10.30 and it ends at 22.15
The highest level of illumination is located in the mom at 32%. I'll try the curve of the illumination reinzubekommen here.
Filtration:
Eheim Professional 3 1200XL

For aquariums of approximately: 400,00 l
For aquariums up to about: 1,200.00 l
Pump power (50 Hz) per hour of approximately: 1,700.00 l
Delivery head approx (H max at 50 Hz): 2.60 m
Power (50 Hz) of 25 watts
Filter volume: 12,00 l
Vorfiltervolumen: 1.50 l
Hopper capacity: 25.00 l

Particular advantages of the professionel 3 1200XL:
- The first filter with triple hose adapter (2 suction side, 1 pressure side) fürperfekte water circulation in large aquariums
- Flow indicator - shows when the filter should be cleaned
- Transport wheels - making the filter by gently tilting maneuver
- Prefilter - for "drip-free" transportation of the pre-filter in the purification


I have risen for this filter mainly due to the large filter volume and the associated long Standzeit.Ausserdem is ensured by the intake ports 2 optimal water circulation.
Other equipment:
2x Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6045

for aquariums from 40 to about 500L
Flow capacity: 1,500 to about 4.500l / h
Energy Consumption: 5 - 7W
Voltage / frequency: 230V / 50Hz (115V / 60Hz)
Cable length: 2m
Dimensions: ø70, emissions: ø40 / 15mm
Magnet Holder with Silence clamp up to 12 mm glass thickness


Both pumps are running at full capacity. One is mounted right in the basin and flows through the lower half of the pelvis namely against the surface flow, which is caused by the filter outlet.
The second Tunze is mounted behind the rear wall in order to ensure a good water circulation also here.

Heating:
Heater Jäger Company 300W
Tunze 6045 hinter Modul
GHL und digitales Thermometer
Eheim professional 3 1200xl
Stocking:
- Altolamprologus compressiceps "Golden Head" WF 1/2

Aquarium size: from 200 liters
Temperature: 24-27 ° C
PH: 7.5-9.0
Total Hardness: 10-15 ° dH
Carbonate hardness: 13-20 ° dH
Attitude: Pairwise with many hiding places and caves
Occurrence: Throughout the lake used in various location variants
Size: 10-15cm
Lining: Frost and live feeds varied
Gender difference: males significantly larger


Neolamprologus pulcher "daffodil" kambwimbe 1/1 (Princess of Zambia)

Aquarium size: from 200l (100cm)
Temperature: 24-27 ° C
PH: 7.5-9.0
Total Hardness: 10-15 ° dH
Carbonate hardness: 13-20 ° dH
Attitude: There have hiding places in the form of caves and crevices are available. One can keep the animals in pairs, they exist but especially for a Artenbbecken, since they form solid family alliance with a pronounced social behavior.


- Neolamprologus caudopunctatus 1/2 / b]

Aquarium size: from 112 liters (80cm)
Temperature: 24-27 ° C
PH: 7.5-9.0
Total Hardness: 10-15 ° dH
Carbonate hardness: 13-20 ° dH
Attitude: in pairs or groups with caves and snail shells. Per animal at least one hiding place!
Distribution: southern part of the lake between Kapamba (Congo) and Kala (Tanzania)
Size: 6-8cm
Lining: Frost and live feeds of all kinds, but also eat dried fodder common species
Gender difference: The males have a yellow stripe on the tail end


- Cyprichromis leptosoma Kitumba 5/7

Aquarium size: 300 liters
Temperature: 24-27 ° C
PH: 7.5-9.0
Total Hardness: 10-15 ° dH
Carbonate hardness: 13-20 ° dH
Attitude: Groups of 10 animals with females surplus
Occurrence: Southern part of the lake in large colonies in open water and on steep edges
Size: Up to 14cm
Lining: fine Frost and live food, and flakes possible
Gender difference: males much more colorful stained



Mastacembelus ellipsifer WF 2? /?

Aquarium size: 250 liters (120cm)
Temperature: 24-27 ° C
PH: 7.5-9.0
Total Hardness: 10-15 ° dH
Carbonate hardness: 13-20 ° dH
Attitude: The best in small groups, since animals are quite sociable with each other.
Occurrence: In the lake spreads
Size: Up to 45cm
Lining: live and frozen food where not everything is accepted. In part must also be fed using a bottle.
Gender difference: Unknown
Altos kurz nach dem Transport
Platytelphusa beim Eingewöhnen
Platytelphusa sp. Männchen
Auf Wohnungssuche
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Drohhaltung
Gut zu sehen die unterschiedlich grossen Scheren
Die Gruppe unter sich
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Altomännchen
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Caudomännchen wie man an dem gelben Saum am Schwanzende sieht
Geblitzdingst ^^
Beide Altoweibchen und links ein Bock
Gruppenfoto
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Das grössere Weibchen
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Altolamprologus compressiceps Weibchen
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Caudonachwuchs
`schwarzes Schaf` ;)
Der Alphabock
Zeigt auch Zähne
Grosse Klappe
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Auf Nahrungssuche
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In voller Pracht
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Zwei Männchen in Drohhaltung
Sehr neugierig
Ein Männchen in voller Pracht
Prinzessin von Sambia
Gemeinsam auf Wohnungssuche
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Kleineres Weibchen
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Zwei wie Pech und Schwefel ^^
Altolamprologus Weibchen
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Altodame in einer Spalte
Caudoharem
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Water parameters:
PH: 8.0
GH: 12 ° dH
KH: 15 ° dH
NO2: nn
NO3: 10mg / l
NH3: 0mg / l
NH4: 0mg / l
PO4: 0mg / l
Fe: 0mg / l
Cu: 0mg / l

Measured with Sera Aquatest


Water change 30% weekly

The GH and KH I have raised with magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
The formula for hardness increase is:

Soda (sodium bicarbonate), 3g increase / 100l the KH by 1 °
Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), 2g / 100L increase by 1.2 ° GH

The addition takes place right after the change of water and is mixed outside the basin.


When PH I was pleasantly surprised that the value has stabilized solely by the strong surface current at approx. 8
Feeding:
-Red Bloodworms F / L
-Black Bloodworms F / L
-White Bloodworms F / L
-Artemia F / L
-Echinatraen L
-Daphnien F / L
-Stinte F
-Miesmuscheln F
-Krill F
-Tanganjikamix F
(mixture with Spirulinaanteil)





There are exclusively Frost and live food, as it is most natural to assume the Wild and a no flakes or granulated food.
Further information:
In this basin, I would like a typical for the Lake Tanganyika rock neckline and show this as the Rockzolidprodukte gemacht.Ich are going here every development write so that you can trace the complete development of the basin.
In addition, I would like to bring the interested Tanganjiaksee little closer, since he sometimes comes here too short and totally unjustified.


Lake Tanganyika
The lake is located in the western part of the East African Rift (Great Rift Valley) and is bounded by the walls; These include the Central African threshold, which is adjacent to its western side. It is the largest grave rupture lake in Africa and also the deepest and the second largest on the continent. He owns with 18,880 km³ volume, the largest body of freshwater in Africa and the second largest worldwide after Lake Baikal. Lake Tanganyika stretches 673 km in north-south direction with the average width of 50 km and has an area of ​​32,893 km². The lake, whose water surface is 782 meters above sea level is 570 m deep on average, the maximum depth is 1,470 m (in the northern part). Thus the reason for the second deepest lake in the world is 688 m below sea level, resulting in the second deepest cryptodepression Earth. His tremendous depth also means that it is fossil water in the deeper layers of the lake.

The catchment area of ​​Lake Tanganyika is 231,000 km². The Ruzizi, which flows to the sea from the north, is its main tributary; Other tributaries are: Kalambo and Malagarasi. About his discharge, the Lukuga, it drains into the Congo to the river system it belongs.

On Lake Tanganyika the states Democratic Republic of Congo have (formerly Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia and Burundi share. The Democratic Republic of Congo (45%) and Tanzania (41%) have the major share of the lake.

Source: Wikipedia

Many of the animals living here are endemic in Lake Tanganyika, ie they only here vorkommen.Im lake itself are many different ways at home, where as in Malawi is dominated by the cichlids.
The lake is inhabited by about 200 m depth, because from here due to lack of water circulation of Sauerstoof fehlt.Hier are only to be found invertebrates.

What makes the lake also unique are its water values.
PH: 8 to 9.5
GH: 8 - 12 ° dH
KH: 15-18 ° dH
Conductance: ~ 600uS
Temperature: 24 - 29 ° C

Most livers in the lake found in the littoral (shoreline) of the lake statt.Hier a distinction in three areas. Felslitoral, Gerölllitoral and Sandlitoral and the transition zones.

Felslitoral: The Felssitoral is characterized by steep cliffs with large to medium-sized rocks.

Gerölllitoral: rocks of any kind arise the many pockets and crevices

Sandlitoral: Very sparse, often characterized by snail Halden where many cichlids live and Sandcichliden.

With my pelvis, I would like the transition zone of sand to boulders dastellen.Hier are both small rock walls, hiding places in the form of small and medium-sized rocks and free of sand available.




Behavior:

Altolamprologus compressiceps

The male is the absolute boss in the basin. There currently are two females in the tank, because I'm waiting for a pair formation. At the moment, the two females hold mostly on behind the rear wall and come only occasionally and to feed forward, where they are received but usually quite ugly from the Bock. All the animals are not shy at all and can even feed out of your hand. Aggression are only available within species and also in an area where it never comes to injuries. In the animals is often a yawning way of seeing, as they have a far ausstülpbares mouth and this extension gelegendlich. When approaching mutual animals provide far on the dorsal fin, which looks very impressive in the high-backed Altos.

Neolamprologus caudopunctatus

These little fellows inhabit the lower region of the pelvis. It has turned out that I 4 females and 1 male had (try to replace a female to a male). Each female has its own [...]