I have my Tanganyika - pool, which is run here under the number 2097, resolved, because I wanted to have a show tank, showing the habitat of various fish a West African watercourse. In this species from Cameroon, were up on the Steatocranus elected. Tilapia snyderae however is not a resident of watercourses, but a Cameroonian crater lake. These animals have taken because of its wonderful colors the way into the pool.
The overriding principle is always to get a harmonious stocking. This also means that the moment existing patches can be changed quite, if it wg. would the welfare of fish required.
The pool is on a Yton - base, which is still covered.
No techn. Particularities; 12mm glass, stossverklebt. Because of the good bouncing residents only completely covered with 4 mm thick glass panes.
Glued internal filter with a volume of 42 liters.
Approximately 60 kg quartz sand from the hardware store, some oak leaves.
Anubias barteri "nana"
Anubias "Lancetvorm" (Dutch. Gardener designation)
Vallisnerien (as herbage the tilapia; ^))
Nymphaea lotus "red"
Some plants from South America, such as ocelot - Echis are still replaced by appropriate African plants when I find such. , , Tips like per pers. Message or Ih! Flour.
Special features of the facility:
The back wall I built from roofing slate itself. I wanted a natural back wall that does not take away too much swimming space. The slates are ideal as they only 4 - 7 mm into the pelvic cavity.
Processing with the roofers tool can relatively quickly; I have processed 10 sheets and no destroyed within the meaning of broken.
The plates were fastened with A. Silicone in the basin.
From the waste (strips of 35 mm width), I have the "Anubias Holder" built and glued to the back wall. I hope that in the remaining non-occupied with plants 4mm-scoring one or two juvenile fish has a chance. , ,
CAUTION: When replica careful not to use "oil shale"; ask the supplier of the plates!
Approx.30 kg larger stones without sharp edges as habitat for the "cavity nesters". I have to be the impression to be created of "watercourse" justice, attention to "pebble shape" of relatively large stones.
Three relatively large pieces of wood (root similar) s. Images
2 x 58 watt Philips 865 days light tube, dimmed to 45% maximum brightness.
Every morning at 9:30 is very slow about 20minutes on the light, the evening from 21:30 just slowly. This "fish-friendly" technology has already proven itself in all my aquariums.
Both tubes are fitted with Dennerle reflectors. So dazzling the viewer is avoided, but also increases the light output considerably. A cover is unnecessary.
Glued 3-chamber internal filter with 42 liters volume, filled with HMF mats and operated with a Aquabee 2000 - pump (2000L / h).
Resun Powerhead 2500 L as a flow pump (1400L / h) and quick filter (Bio-hedgehog in the foam padding) if necessary. Should the power be too much, I'll throttle the performance. I chose these two models, as they offer a good compromise between the acquisition price and the current consumption.
Heater 300 Watt
Aqua module - dimming control for lighting (see above)
Papillon CO2 system
1/1 Pelvicachromis taeniatus "Moliwe" (Cameroon)
1/2 Benitochromis finleyi "Ebonji" (Cameroon)
1/2 Steatocranus tinanti (Dem.Rep. Congo)
1/1 Tilapia snyderae (Cameroon)
[6 Barbus Jae (to be increased when it again which is!) (Cameroon)] no longer!
2/2 Fundulopanchax sjoestedti "funge" (Cameroon)
1/2 Procatopus similis "Kobe River" (Cameroon)
3/4 Epiplatys rathkei "Lake Barimbo-ma-Mbo" (Cameroon)
NO3 5mg / l
Temp. 25 - 26 °
Tetra Min and spirulina flakes as dry feed (1x per week)
Frozen food: Cyclops, bosminids, white, black and (rarely, in 1 x 14 days) bloodworms, adult brine shrimp and daphnia rare alternates.
Epiplatys, Procatopus and Fundulopanchax like to pick up food at the water surface and therefore often get living from our own breeding Drosophila (the approaches run for Dendrobaten).