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Description of the aquarium:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
200x100x80 = 1600 liters ~ 422 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Pool consists of 15 mm discs + 19 mm base plate with double downcomer + empty shaft, rear left

1. Shaft: empty slot for cable penetrations
2. Shaft: floor extraction (2x 45 mm), inlet (25 mm) to the overflow chute
3. Shaft: overflow inlet and bottom suction, drain and emergency drain

Base cabinet (200x100x72) and cover (200x100x15) special or one-off production of wooden decor Kastel corpse (25 mm)

Basin and filter tanks each fully equipped with cover plates made of 6 mm

Complete order in WeBlu aquariums, Bad Oyenhausen
Aquarium decoration:
25 kg Wall sand beige 0 - 2. mm
25 kg play sand light beige 1-2 mm
20 kg basalt chippings anthracite 2-5 mm
5 Bund Vallisneria gigantea

No fertilization

Unfortunately plants grow only moderately, as permanent "sand works" inhibit the growth and essential nutrients (eg iron) are not available by filter technology.
Special features of the facility:
approx 350 kg basalt of varying size and coloring

Specially created through 3D backboard modeled Styrofoam and tile adhesive, finished with acrylic Abtönfarbe

Stone constructions were underlaid with 20 mm styrofoam pieces to the risk of structural collapse in "Sand work", especially the Leleupis minimize.
Aquarium equipment:
Cover with light bars T5 dimmable
2x 80W Osram Lumilux 880 with reflector
1x 54 W Osram Lumilux 880 with reflector

1x 3W LED blue (moonlight)

Control via SMD Variolux Control
13:30 - 14:30 Sunrise
(continuous increase to 20% light output)

15:30 - 17:30 Lunch Twilight
(Reduction to 10%)

17:30 - 21:30 normal operation
(Continuous output 20%)

21:30 - 22:30 Dusk
(continuous reduction to 1%)

22:25 - 5:30 moonlight phase
15x15 cm Rieselschacht with Hel-X H2X36 as prefiltering

Feed by overflow 2-sided and bottom suction

Filter basins 90x75x40 cm (approximately 250 liters) as a 3-chamber system with cartridge filter

1. chamber: the inlet chamber for calming and 2 heating rods
2nd chamber: main chamber with 12 cartridges
3. chamber: the pump chamber completely lined with foam cubes filters
Other equipment:
AquaForte ECOMAX DM-5000 Series filter / pond pump (5000 l / h) as a return pump in the filter tank
Watt: 40
Max l / h. 5000
MAX. Förderh .: 3.5 Mtr

1x Hunter heater 250 W to 24.0 ° C (in 1 filter chamber)
1x Hunter heater 300 W to 23.5 ° C (in 1 filter chamber)
- Cyphotilapia Gibberosa Blue Zaire Moba WF (1M / 11W)

- Paracyprichromis nigripinnis Blue Neon NZ (3M / 3W)
<Remainder of takeover Altbecken>

- Altolamprologus compressiceps NZ (3M / 2W)
<Remainder of takeover Altbecken>

- Neoamprologus leleupi SNZ (2M / 3W)

- Neoamprologus cylindricus NZ (1M / 1W) + "X" juvenile NZ

- Synodontis petricola Dwarf NZ (2er group)
<Remainder of takeover Altbecken>

- Synodontis Lucipinnis NZ (group of 5)

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Detailed information on the species kept
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Cyphotilapia gibberosa, Location Description Moba
Tradename: Frontosa, Cyphotilapia frontosa
Locations: widespread in southern Seehälfte
Habitat: Rock
Size: 30 cm
Diet: crabs, fish
Reproduction: maternal mouthbrooders
Aquarium: 800l
C.gibberosa are quiet swimmers. In the aquarium they should be cared for in a group of one male with several females. Since they occur in very great depth in natural habitat, the aquarium should not be too much light. When socialization is not too small cavity nesters are made, for example the genera Altolamprologus, Neolamprologus.

Altolamprologus compressiceps
Tradename: Nanderbuntbarsch
Locations: seeweite dissemination
Habitat: Rock
Size: 12 cm
Nutrition: insects, small animals
Reproduction: some forming cavity nesters
Aquarium: 200l
A.compressiceps live solitary and are correspondingly aggressive with each other. However, a discordant couple does not require a particularly large aquarium, since the animals live peaceful, closely bound to the rocks of life. The aquarium should be provided with lots of stones and hiding places.

Neolamprologus cylindricus
Trade name: ---
Locations: widespread in the southeast of the lake
Habitat: Rock
Size: 12 cm
Diet: Small animals, insects
Reproduction: some forming cavity nesters
Aquarium: 250l
N.cylindricus lead a closely bound to the rock substrate life. The aquarium of this type should accordingly be provided with many rocks and caves. Due to the high intraspecific aggression only a couple should be maintained for each pool.

Neolamprologus leleupi
Trade name: ---
Locations: widespread in the southern half of the lake
Habitat: Rock
Size: 12 cm
Diet: Small animals, insects
Reproduction: some forming cavity nesters
Aquarium: 250l
N.leleupi exhibit a strong intraspecific aggression. Multiple instances can be successfully maintain only in very large aquaria in the long run. Verprechendsten On success to can be found from a group juveniles a couple and to remove the remaining animals from the aquarium is.
N.leleupi looks very similar N.longior. Wild specimens of N.longior have a more elongated body build, but in the aquarium redrawn animals can hardly differ.

Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
Trade names: Blue Neon
Locations: seeweite dissemination
Habitat: Rock
Size: 10 cm
Diet: Plankton
Reproduction: maternal mouthbrooders
Aquarium: 200l
Unlike their close relatives in the genus Cyprichromis be P.nigripinnis holds tightly to the rock substrate. They live in large caves or hiding in narrow fissures. The aquarium for the animals should therefore not only free swimming space contain many rocks and hiding places. A dim lighting is also recommended. In small aquariums socialization with cavity nesting species should be avoided, otherwise the Paracyprichromis in the battle for the few caves would get the worst.
A native of Zambia variant of P.nigripinnis is commercially available as "Blue Neon".

Synodontis petricola dwarf
Trade name: Synodontis petricola lucipinnis
Locations: seeweite dissemination
Habitat: Rock / Sand
Size: 10 cm
Nutrition: [...]
Water parameters:
PH: about 7.5 to 7.8 (7.46 comes from the line)
KH: 12.8
GH: 19.9
NO2: 0.01 mg / L (-> 0,005 mg / L come already from the line)
NO3: 20 mg / L (-> 6.7 mg / L come already from the line)
NH2: 0 mg / L
NH3: 0 mg / L
Temperature: 23.5 to 24.0 degrees

Water change (about 50-60%) is carried out every 14 days
Addition of sodium chloride in the dosage 2.5 g / L

No water conditioners or other additions

Water extraction is carried out with a garden pump (5000 L / h) and is used for irrigation or changing the water in the Sow calibration.
Feedings take place in the wild change (ie sometimes 3 days in a row alternately 1x daily, then rest day or daily changing)

Gifts usually done to 20:30, but sometimes in the morning to 7:45 in the Dämmerphase

Amounts vary depending on the distance of the feed cycles

- Topical Tanganyika (1200 ml)

Granulated food:
- Tropical Cichlid Omnivore (1000 ml)
- Nature Food Premium Cichlid L (1850 ml)
- Nature Food Premium Cichlid M (1850 ml)
- OSI Cichlid Pellets M (1000 ml)

- Artemina (panel a 500 gr)
- Black mosquito larvae (panel a 500 gr)
- White mosquito larvae (Blister / chocolate bar a 100 gr)
- Cyclops (Blister / chocolate bar a 100 gr)
- Gammarus (bowl a 100 gr)
- Smelts (bowl a 500 gr) <is very reluctantly accepted !!!>
- Shrimp completely (a shell 100 gr)
- Shrimp (bag a 1000 gr of the supermarket)
Further information:
Caves are located in the stone structure, which can be completely hinterschwommen (see video).

Right behind is the largest cave in the Frontosa Bock, in addition there are 2 to 3 caves that are from time to time visited by the females.

The Frontosas were imported when young animals from Cichlidenstadl and are then received by a breeder for several years (about 6 years) have been kept in a species tank.

When initial stock of my pelvis then all supernatant was initially tested curious about food suitability, chewiness and resilience. Unfortunately, some animals have gone out of my "old stock" be lost in the first few weeks that I miss sorely.
Of course I know that, for example, and also nigripinnis Occelatus on the dining list of Frontosa stand, but I could not bring my heart a levy of animals. Unfortunately, false egoism, as it turned bitterly later, and a decision that very regret today.

The following "losses" are to be deplored by 03.11.2014:
- Paracyprichromis nigripinnis (1X M / 2x)
- Altolamprologus compressiceps (1x W)
- Lamprologus Occelatus (1x M / W 1x)
- Synodontis petricola Dwarf (3x)

In addition, 3 juvenile Neolamprologus leleupi have been eaten as new inhabitants.

Tolerably to complain was the loss of 2 Frontosa females target that have fallen to the internal hierarchy scramble after stocking in the basin by injuries and weakened prey.

Meanwhile, the situation has stabilized and recorded, so that now apparent harmony between the animals there. A hunting behavior, as first seen in the Frontosas daily, and desperate hiding regarded as potential victims in the initial stage, is no longer to determine. All animals swim now next to and above one another in the basin around freely.

A 1-week holiday period without feeding was also survived lossless.