#86: 330L Biotope Aquascape Shallow Biotope Lake Tanganyika

Thijs Janzen Groningen, Netherlands


Such a good throw at this type of tanks but than you leave your circulator so clearly in sight? Easspecially with rocks it is easy to take it from sight.

Love the fish and reast of the feeling of the tank though.
— Marco Aukes
Nice biotope. Please remove your hardware from the tank as I'm sure these are not found in the wild. :)
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 135 × 50 × 50 cm
Title Shallow Biotope Lake Tanganyika
Volume 330L
Background Self made, styrofoam, cement, sand and epoxy
Lighting 2x 30 Watt LED Floodlight
Filtration Eheim 2078
Superfish Aqua-pro 2
Plants Vallisneria spiralis
Animals 1m/3f Tropheus duboisi + juveniles
9 Eretmodus cyanostictus
3 Asprotilapia leptura
3 Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
6 Synodontis lucipinnis
1f Telmatochromis vittatus
Materials One fake stone (the large stone), all the other decoration is stone, type Grauwacke
Additional Information Use of a Reef Circulator (2600 l/h) for extra water circulation

This aquarium (both composition and the choice of species) is modeled after the undeep water biotopes of Lake Tanganyika. Due to the waves crashing in, rocks can be rounded, similar to the large (fake) rock that is the centerpiece of this aquarium.

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