#659: 136L Biotope Aquascape: Lake Amatitlan Near Guetemala Eastern Coast Of Central America
Bilal Taha Taşdelen, İstanbul Çekmeköy Turkey | E-mail: bilal.taha.tasdelen at gmail.com
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Excellent biotope, well done! I appreciate the details of your research as well. Keep it up!

Phil Edwards

Well designed convict cichlid habitat.

Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
85 x 40 x 40 cm (33 x 16 x 16 in)
136L (36 gallons)
Black paint
865 6500 k Led ( 10 hours ) .
Eheim 2280 filter
Additional Information
Lake Amatitlan Near Guetemala Eastern Coast Of Central America Amatitlan lake is a volcanic lake in south-central Guatemala, fairly close to Guatemala City. It lies in the central highlands, 1,186 m (3890 feet) above sea level.Its maximum depth is 33 m (108 feet) and an average of 18 m (59 feet). The lake is 11 km (7 miles) long and 3 km (2 miles) wide; with an area of 15.2 square kilometers (5.9 sq mi) and a water volume of 0.286 cubic kilometers.This separated the lake into two water bodies with different physical, chemical and biological charac- teristics. The western basin receives all pollution loads coming from the southern part of the capital city as well as from the whole catchment area via the Villalobos River. The water of the same basin is drained by the Michatoya River, which is used for hydroelectric power generation. Convict cichlids are native to the lakes and streams of Central America. In particular, the species occurs along the eastern coast of Central America from Guatemala to Costa Rica, and on the western coast from Honduras to Panama. Convict cichlids prefer moving water, and are most frequently found in habitats with cover in the form of rocks or sunken branches. The daily water temperature ranged from 26–29 °C (79–84 °F). LAKE WATER QUALITY *TRANSPARENCY [m](4), 1988. Secchi disc: Range; 1.00 2.75 (mean 1.75). Fig. NAM-41-3 Secchi disc transparency. *pH Range, 1988; 6.1 9.1 (mean 8.2 7.9). Fig. NAM-41-4: pH profiles. *SS [mg l-1](3) Range; 395 500. *Fig. NAM-41-5 Total solid profiles [mg l-1]. *DO [mg l-1](3) Range; 4 10. Fig. NAM-41-6: DO profiles [mg l-1]. *COD [mg l-1](3) Range; 1 9. CHLOROPHYLL CONCENTRATION [mg l-1](4) 1988 Minimum: 0.37, maximum: 2.00, annual mean: 10.75. Fig. NAM-41-7: Chlorophyll concentration profiles [mg l-1]. *NITROGEN CONCENTRATION Total-N [mg l-1](4) Annual mean, 1988; 0.628 (dry season 0.433, rainy season 0.864). *PHOSPHORUS CONCENTRATION (4) Total-P [mg l-1] Annual mean, 1988 ; 0.44 (dry season 0.62, rainy season 0.32). *CHLORIDE CONCENTRATION [mg l-1](3) Range; 133 168. Referance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Amatitlán https://www.facebook.com/giorgi.khizanishvili.127/videos/168468836945353/?autoplay_reason=gatekeeper&video_container_type=1&video_creator_product_type=0&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0 http://fishbase.org/country/CountryChecklist.php?what=list&trpp=50&c_code=320&csub_code=&cpresence=Reported&sortby=alpha2&ext_CL=on&ext_pic=on&vhabitat=fresh http://wldb.ilec.or.jp/data/databook_html/nam/nam-41.html www.cichlidresearch.com
Lake Amatitlan Near Guetemala Eastern Coast Of Central America
Amatitlania nigrofasciatus
sand, gravel, rocks, tree branches, tree fragments, leaves.