bam Demanding level

Nkondwe Island Intermediate Zone, Tanzania

Sponsored by

Tanzania, Tanzânia, Rukwa Region

The aquarium was formulated with the intention of reproducing the intermediate biotope of Nkondwe Island, which is in the representativeness statistics of 21% of the diverse environments of the lake. With more than 150kg of rocks, substrates varied between sand and gravel from rolled rivers, and some empty shells, and some scarce vegetation as is the region, the aquarium now waits for a natural maturation to become even more similar to the natural environment.

Submitted by
Emerson Souza Santos
Approved by
Ad Konings & Stefano Valdesalici
GPS
-7.3796301, 30.5460625
Geographical region
Eastern Africa
Drainage Basin
Southeast Basin of Lake Tanganyika
River catchment
Nkondwe Island
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Tanganyika
Water body part
Open water
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
Lake
Tributary name
Tanganyika

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
23-27 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
9.1
Conductivity
424
GH
13 mg/l
KH
18 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen
87 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
Aquarium decoration

Maragogi blue matte vinyl. Over 150kg of rocks of various sizes. Sand and river gravel rolled to compose the substrate part. Some plants in scarcity and empty snail shells.

Aquarium equipment

Atman AT-3338 canister filter (1200l/h), Hopar thermostat 200w, 9w cold white LED bulb, super white and blue LED (mixed) equivalent to 45w.

Fish care

Rations, pâtés, pellets and artemia offered alternately, twice a day.

Fishes:

  • Neolamprologus sp. ‘Cygnus’ (3)
  • Neolamprologus sp. ‘meeli-boulengeri’ (4)
Plant care

Indirect lighting 2 hours a day. Lighting of the aquarium with programmed photoperiod via timmer, for 7 hours.

Plants:

  • 2 seedlings of Vallisneria sp.
Water care

Partial water changes every fortnight, with 10 to 15% of the aquarium water with replacement of salts assigned to Lake Tanganyika and its trace elements.

Dimensions

Length
140 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
50 cm
Volume
280 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Reddish
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
None
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
no