bam medium level

Intermediate Rocky Habitat, Kantalamba, Tanganyika

Sponsored by

Tanzania, Kasanga, Kantalamba

In my design I used 45 kg rock in total I collected from nature. I placed the rocks in accordance with the sample visions of rock structure of the region.

As Neolamprologus pulcher use rock caverns as breeding nests by their very nature, this is what I paid attention the most in my design.

Submitted by
Uğur Ruşen Doğan
Approved by
Ad Konings & Michael Salter
GPS
-8.5472498, 31.1610565
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Lake Tanganyika
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
No
Water temperature
27,5 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
8.5
Conductivity
620
GH
12 mg/l
KH
20 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen
90 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
April, 2019
Aquarium decoration

The rocks were large in the upper parts, smaller and flat in the middle and medium in size in the lower parts.

My aim was to make the fish lay eggs between the rocks that look like caves in the middle parts of the aquarium and make the offspring feel safer in this area.

When positioning the rocks in this area, I planned to make the light coming from the surface cut off in the middle area and make the fish feel safe in the dim light.

The rocks I used on the ground were used to give the appearance of small fragments that were detached from the large rocks in the lake. Since there is a small amount of sand in the habitat, I obtained silica sand from a mine that has the closest appearance to the sand I saw in the visual support.

Aquarium equipment

Filter: Tetra EX 700 (700 L/H)
Heater : Eheim 150w
Lightning : Sylvania Aquastar T5 24w

Fish care

I feed my fish with high quality foods according to a schedule. I don’t over lighten tank not to promote algae growth. Decoration of tank helps fish to behave natural and shelter from each other if needed.

I closely watch water parameters. I feed my fish in same times every day so I don’t disturb them much.

Fishes:

  • Neolamprologus pulcher
Plant care

None.

Water care

I used natural silice sand on the bottom and crushed coral in filter to rise pH to 8,5. I keep 25% water changes weekly and do vacuum cleaning between rocks. Weekly I clean algae on glasses and on equipments. I clean filter in every 3 mounts.

Dimensions

Length
60 cm
Depth
60 cm
High
60 cm
Volume
216 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
Grey
Stone
Grey
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
no
Leaves
No
Driftwood
no
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No