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Malawi Lake, Nankumba Peninsula

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Malawi, Mangochi District, Nankumba Peninsula

Inspired by the enchanting beauty of the third largest freshwater lake of Malawi, I have tried to recreate it in my biotope aquarium.

Every time I look at it, I go back in December 2020 when I got a chance to visit this place and witness the magic of mother nature.

Submitted by
Kunal Mittal
Approved by
Ad Konings & Stefano Valdesalici
GPS
-14.0251265, 34.8226547
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Lake Malawi
Water body part
Open water
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
Low
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
22-26 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
8
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
April 2021
Aquarium decoration

Rocks and 2 drift wood.

Aquarium equipment

Top filter – 800L/hr; Internal power filter – 600L/hr.

Fish care

Fish: 26 specimen of the following species: Labidochromis tanganicae, Maylandia callainos, Cyrtocara moorii, Sciaenochromis ahli.

Feedings with a mixed diet:

  • Crushed peas – twice weekly (morning)
  • Hikari cichlid excel – Five times a weekly (morning)
  • Hikari bio gold – Every evening
Plant care
Water care

Maintain pH between 8-8.5 using pH strips. Temperature maintained between 26-28°C using PC cooler fan setup. 40% water changed weekly.

Dimensions

Length
91.44 cm
Depth
45.72 cm
High
45.72 cm
Volume
190 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
Grey
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
no
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
no