Deep water lake Tanganyika

_st place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2022

Volume of aquarium: 828 l

Dimensions of aquarium: 170x65x75

List of fishes: Cyphotilapia gibberosa “blue Zaire” Moba F1, Neolamprologus leleupi, Altolamprologus compresiceps “Gold head Kasanga”, Altolamprologus Calvus “Black Congo”

List of plants: None

Description of Decorations and Substrate: Hard scape with river rocks and quartz sand 2-3mm

Description of Equipment: External filterx2 Fluval Fx6; Eheim termocontrol 400w heater 4x39w luminiscent lights( 2x sylvania aquastar +2x sylvania coralstar)

Water Parameters: Temperature is 26 degrees; Ph=7,5

Additional Info: 60% waterchange per week

Aquarium video:

Description of the Area Surrounding the Biotope: The deep parts of lake Tanganiyka are full of rocks. This is the plaece where you can meet the cyphotilapia.

Description of the Underwater Landscape of the Biotope: Dark deep rock landscape

Description of the Habitat Parameters: Temperature between 24-28 degrees; ph over 7,5. The water is rich on oxygen.

List of Fishes and Invertebrates Occurring in the Nature Biotope: Cyphotilapia gibberosa “blue Zaire” Moba

List of Plants Found in the Nature Biotope: There is no plants in lake Tanganyika

Threats to the Ecology of the Biotope: The aquarium is set to attract all of the aquarists who are interested in cuphotilapia species.

Sources of Information:
Cichlid forum and some friends in my country