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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Tanganyika
Tank size:
180x60x60 = 648 liters ~ 171 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Three holes in the base glass for filter connectors (behind the rear wall).
Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Frisch eingerichtet, noch ohne Schneckenbarsch-Krater
Aquarium am 2.1.2016
Teilansicht am 2.1.2016
Teilansicht 2.1.2016
Teilansicht, 2.1.2016
Aquarium am 2.1.2016
Gruppenbild verschiedener Fische und Einrichtungen
Blick ins Becken nach einigen Wochen, noch nicht mit vollem Besatz
Gesamtansicht der Beckenkombination
Beleuchtung wurde gedämmt
Seitlicher Blick ins Tanga-Becken
Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Aquarium mit LED-Beleuchtung
Aquarium mit LED-Beleuchtung
Aquarium mit LED-Beleuchtung
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
40kg gray beige quartz sand 0.2-0.5mm from the hardware store, each 10kg of white and black sand aquariums in the same grain.
Plants:
Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
Cryptocoryne usteriana

Both plants are not yet accustomed to the pool and also a small "cryptocoryne" behind. So it will take a while until the plants are unfold. Some patience is required. The plants are not fertilized.

Plants are beautiful, but they had some complaints with smaller stones, as the multinationals would have otherwise been excavated)
Nach einem Jahr, üppiger Pflanzenwuchs
C. usteriana am 2.1.2016
C. aponogetifolia, noch nicht ausgewachsen
C. usteriana mit Blüte
Special features of the facility:
Built 3D backplane "Tanganyika" branded "Nature Stone".
Approximately 40 kg maserierter alpine limestone from a nearby stream.
60 pieces of snail shells Neothauma tanganycense (much of the worm have perches "buried").

In the rear area (under the stone constructions) a 2mm Plexiglas was glued as protection.
Die 3d-Felsrückwand als wichtiger Bestandteil des Beckens bietet auch den Felsenbewohnern
Neothauma-Schneckenhäuser und Alpenkalk
Rückwand als natürliches Habitat für Felsenbewohner
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
(2x 80Watt Arcadia T5 luminaires "Daylight" (without reflectors, one third of the neon tubes with aluminum foil were removed, since the light intensity was too high), lighting time 11.30-21.30Uhr (10 hours). Asymmetrically covered to insulate light intensity and get closer to the natural lighting conditions.)
Was briefly in operation. Change to the following LED module:

EHEIM PowerLED

EHEIM powerLED Stripes - the new generation of aquarium lighting. Optimally matched to the individual lighting needs. For fresh- and saltwater. More efficient, more durable and more flexible than any other technique.

EHEIM powerLED

Bright sunlight (10,000 K) with optimized spectrum (blue 465 nm and red 625 nm), optimal for Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika aquariums.
Emphasizes blue and red components of fish and plants in a natural way
maximum energy efficiency (100 lm / W) and high brightness can be used as the sole light source due to the lumen maintenance.

The LEDs consume much less energy than efficient T5 fluorescent tubes. The service life is 150% higher. The attachment is much more flexible: Extendable bracket allow continuous adjustment to the aquarium width. And with corresponding adapter can replace any fluorescent tube.

(Source: Eheim)

Technical Specifications:

> 43 Watt
> 10 000 Kelvin color temperature
> 4300 Lumen
> Mainly white, some blue, and very few red LEDs

A 43 Watt LED light bars ranging in my eyes completely for a Tanganjikabecken with a volume of 648 liters. More light is not necessary.

Lighting period: 10h / day
Filtration:
Eheim External Filter 2180 professional 3 1200 XLT with integrated 500W heater, 1700L / h. Filter is not visible integrated into furniture cabinet. Eheim standard filter media consisting of Eheim Pro substrate filter balls for the settlement of cleaning bacteria Eheim mech filter tubes and a prefilter and filter fabric.

Overall, though a fairly expensive task, however. By the professional processing and long service life, an investment that is worthwhile in my eyes

Flow pump Aquarium Systems NWA, 3900l / h
Other equipment:
UVC clarifier "Eheim 800" as Filterbeipass

Is intended to ensure clear water and the germ reduction.

Skim EHEIM 350, to clean the top layer of water temporarily in operation (if necessary).
Drei Bohrungen für Filteranschlüsse. Hinter der Rückwand versteckt
Noch leeres Aquarium, Rückwand ist eingebaut
Technik im Schrank integriert
Stocking:
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta Chimba "tiger" (1/4)
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis "blue neon" (6/14)
Enantiopus melanogenys "Kilesa" (2/4)
Altolamprologus calvus "pearl Congo" (2/3)
Neolamprologus multifasciatus (6/14 and many juveniles)

When choosing fish I have made sure to use both animals the sandy zone and cave and rock dweller. I also wanted the Paracyprichromis have a freidlichen schooling fish in the basin. The worm perch I held for many years in a slightly smaller pool, which was dissolved. Since I very hange these animals and they lay a very natural and extraordinarily exciting social behavior on the day, they came (the stock was however greatly reduced and many animals given away) as the first in the basin. Certainly something unusual to hold a rather large pool one of the smallest cichlids of the lake.

Some information about Ophthalmotilapia nasuta

Ophthalmotilapia nasuta (POLL & Matthes, 1962)
Locations: seeweite dissemination
Habitat: Rock
Size: 20 cm
Diet: nursery, plankton
Reproduction: maternal mouthbrooders
Aquarium: from 500l

Description:
The males of O.nasuta build a sand nest on a rock. Semi Adult males and females form large swarms in the water and eat plankton.
O.nasuta males are not as aggressive with each other such as. O.boops, yet the attitude of only one male with a group is due to the size of the animals advisable females. Several males should be kept together only in much larger tanks (> 700l).

Source: cichliden.net
O. ventralis
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Enantiopus melanogenys kilesa
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis `blue neon`
Neolamprologus longior
N. multifasciatus
A. calvus
E. melanogenys
P. nigripinnis, Weibchen vor Felswand
P. nigripinnis, einige der Jungtiere zeigen schon etwas Farbe
Enantiopus beim Ausspucken von Sand
Gruppenbild von Felsen-, Sand- und Höhlenbewohnern
Enantiopus beim Sand aufsaugen
Paracyprichromis und Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Neolamprolgus multifasciatus
Paracyprichromis und Schneckenbuntbarsche im Hintergrund
Schwarmfisch - Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Enantiopus
Altolamprolugus calvus und N. multifasciatus
N. multifasciatus über ihrem Revier
Enantiopus (Verhältnis 3/5)
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, die drei Jungs, welche ab und zu bereits Farbe zeigen,
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa` und Paracyprichromis Weibchen mit vollem Mund (maulbrütend)
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, fast die ganze Gruppe (ein Weibchen fehlt)
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, 2 Männchen und 2 Weibchen (sind im Vergleich zu
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa` sind schwimmfreudige Fische und keineswegs nur am
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, Drohgebärde
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, zwei junge Männchen
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, Jungtier zeigt sich bereits farbenprächtig
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, junges Männchen wirbt um Weibchen
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, Drohgebärde von jungem Männchen
Enantiopus melanogenys `Kilesa`, Gruppentiere, in freier Natur oftmals in Schwärmen
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis `blue neon`
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis `blue neon`
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis `blue neon`
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis `blue neon`
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis `blue neon`
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Besatz im Aquarium Tanganjika Cichlid Family
Enantiopus in Balzstimmung, baut Arena
Enantiopus in Balzstimmung, baut Arena, in welche er die Weibchen lockt
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis blue neon
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta chimba `tiger`, Jungtier
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta chimba `tiger`, Jungtier, Männchen (vermutlich)
Ophthalmotilapia nasuta chimba `tiger`, Jungtier mit Altolamprologus
Altolamprologus calvus `pearl congo`
Altolamprologus calvus `pearl congo`
Altolamprologus calvus `pearl congo`
Paracyprichromis meets Ophthalmotilapia
Water parameters:
Total hardness: 14 °
Carbonate hardness: 12 °
pH: 8.1
Nitrate 4mg / l
Phosphate: undetectable
Nitrite: undetectable
Temperature: 24.5 ° C

Water change about once every 2 weeks one third

Hardening the water using Tropic Marine Pro Cichlid Tanganjikasalz and bicarbonate (baking soda)
Feeding:
Tropical Tanganjikaflakes with Spirulina
Tropical Tanganjikachips "Krill & Squid"
JBL Novo Malawi flakes with 38% algae (spirulina)
JBL Novo dried daphnia
DuplaRin L granulate
Daphnia with Spirulina (TK)
Black mosquito larvae (TK)
Artemia (TK)
Further information:
A small group thread mouthbrooders (exact nature not yet determined) just adds. -> Is now in the tank in it. It became Ophthalmotilapia nasuta Chimba "tiger" (1/4).

To socialize snails cichlids and Enantiopus, is certainly not typical and I was initially not sure if that would work. The much smaller Neolamprolgus are clearly the dominant animals and defend their wells and snail shells, but the Sandcichliden can now plenty of space. When Beck facility had to be paid to a strict limitation of the surface for the screw cemeteries. The association of these two types in my opinion is only possible with spacious pool and should be avoided in smaller tanks, as the not very strong enforcement Enantiopus otherwise be too stressed out.

Apart from a few snails cichlids are all still quite young animals, their size, shape, color and behavior are not yet mature. It will be exciting to continue to witness the development and follow it certainly update)