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The Lake Malawi, Tanzania

Sponsored by

Tanzania, Malawi, Ruvuma Region

The east coast of Lake Malawi – free of sedimentary deposits with many cracks somewhere between the island of Lundo and the large settlement of Liuli – were taken as an example in the creation of this biotope aquarium of the underwater world.

Submitted by
Artem Bereznev
Approved by
Ad Konings & Stefano Valdesalici
GPS
-11.2218790, 34.7487946
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
Lake Malawi
River catchment
Ruhuhu River
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Malawi
Water body part
Pool
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Shire

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Low
Concentration of sediments
No
Water temperature
24 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
7.8
Conductivity
270
GH
18 mg/l
KH
12 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen
90 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
12/01/2020
Aquarium decoration

Granite boulders, soil fraction – granite sand, 0.5-2 mm.

Aquarium equipment
  • 2 pcs External Filter , Eheim Professionel 3e 450, 1500 l / h
  • SunSun JVP-102A flow pump
  • light Ptero Ray 5950 / 90-100 63W lamp
Fish care

Weekly 30% water change.

Fish:

  • Labidochromis sp. “Hongi
Plant care

No aquatic plants.

Water care

Filter cleaning twice a year.

Dimensions

Length
100 cm
Depth
50 cm
High
50 cm
Volume
250 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
Black
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
No
Driftwood
None
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No