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  1. So after much deliberation and persuasion (Fiancé) I have managed to agree on a new display tank. I originally wanted to get a custom tank made L 3ft x W 3ft x H 2ft sadly I was struggling to get a cabinet maker to make a cabinet. My DIY skills and lack of time also hindered my ability to build a quality ADA styled cabinet and I estimated that a DIY cabinet would cost a minimum of $500 in materials. So I opted for the below. Concept Art: The basics: 4ft Aqua Serene 340L Tank and Cabinet in White includes filter - $1169 Black Vinyl Self-adhesive Wrap for Background - $20 3 x 20kg Bunnings play sand - $23 Approx. 30Kg of Texas Holey Rock - $210 White Egg Grate - $18 Otto PF2000N filter - $45 Approx. 20 Tonna Tesselata Shells - $16 Filter media for supplied Aqua One Nautilus 1400: 125ml Purigen – 250ml bought for swapping during recharging - $28 Purigen the bag - $15 Coral rubble 10mm 2kg - $8 Filter mesh bag - $7 Standard filter media including sponges and ceramic rings inc. in filter – bio balls replaced with coral rubble. Estimated total cost (excluding delivery costs, additional stock and plants): $ 1559 Stock: 8 x Paracyprichromis nigripinnis + (Dependant on successful breeding) 2 x Synodontis Perticola 3 x Neolamprologus caudopunctatus (to be replaced by the Neolamprologus Leleupi as I suspect the caudos have a year left of their life) 10 x Cyprichromis Leptosoma or equivalent (need to buy) 2 x Black Calvus (need to buy an additional Calvus) 4 x Neolamprologus Leleupi (need to buy) Breeding Colony of Shelldweller (need to buy) Rock Style: Loosely based on Iwagumi – http://aquascapinglove.com/basics/introduction-iwagumi-layout/ Plants: Vallis – Limited use behind large rocks Anubias – Mid / Foreground of Rockwork Example rockwork and shells purchased to date: Comments to date: The tank is sadly out of stock at the distributor and will take 3-4 weeks to be delivered expected mid-July. On a positive note it does leave time for the bacteria on the filter media to grow. Spare ceramic rings and coral rubble are sitting in my filter in my other tank since 16/06/2016 to enable growth of beneficial bacteria to aid with cycling. I will be transferring the Paracyprichromis nigripinnis at a later date, I have a few females who are holding and would like to grow a small colony – sadly the fry are being eaten by either my Calvus or the Synodontis catfish in my old tank. The black vinyl wrap is 900cm long by 60cm high, I only need 120cm and a further 100cm for my other tank. Maybe available for sale after i have set up. Shout outs and thanks to: The TechDen – For offering an extremely easy and professional service. Nothing was too much trouble even when I phoned and asked for specific sized pieces of Texas holey rock. They sent MMS to me of different rocks and I bought the rocks I wanted over the phone 20 minutes later. Exceptional service. Collecting and buying additional rocks from them this weekend. Petcity – For providing an unbeatable price on the tank. @Shon982 – For providing advice and quality Paracyprichromis nigripinnis who have been rock solid and started breeding. J Other QLDAF community members from posts: Sand: http://www.qldaf.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130001 I will update this with more pictures and steps once I get the tank.
  2. 3rd Edition by Ad Konings WAS $129.95, NOW ONLY $59.95!!!! AND you can still use your QLDAF discount!!!!!! WOW This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Tanganyika cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 750 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preferences, distribution, feeding and breeding behavior, and coloration. The more than 1200 photos illustrate all known Tanganyika cichlids, and the majority were taken in the lake, portraying the fish in their natural habitat. And the wealth of information on the natural environment this book contains will render it increasingly possible to maintain each species in the most natural way, allowing it to behave as if it were in the lake. Only by thus duplicating their normal environment can we expect to be treated to the natural behavior of these cichlids. Click on the link below to take advantage of this amazing offer http://www.thetechden.com.au/Tanganyika_Cichlids_in_their_Natural_Habitat_3rd_e_p/tang-cich3.htm
  3. So I have cleared out a 92gal corner bowfront and have decided i want to go Tanganyikan. Hardscape idea crushed coral sand 1mm. what depth do you guys recommend? medium size larva rock, 5 piled in center back, 3 lone rocks along front. stockng 2 of the following 4 x Neolamprologus brichardi, 4 x Neolamprologus leleupi or 4 x Julidochromis ****feldi i want to see some breeding from at least one species and have small numbers of fry make it to adulthood without intervention. but the other half wants there to be some colour. suggestions? maybe a small group of small cats. Synodontis petricola? should i get anything for the upper parts of the tank? it is 2' tall.
  4. Check out more photos of the Killifish here: https://www.facebook.com/petcitymtgravatt/posts/10153217009051843 Visit our Facebook page to see the other cool fish we are constantly getting in: www.facebook.com/petcitymtgravatt
  5. Thoughts on this community Lake Tanganyika list? Cyprichromis Leptosoma x 16 Julidichromis Regani x 3 Xenotilapia Ochrygenys x 6 Tanganicodus Irsacae x 6 Neolamprologus Multifasciatus x 6 Synodontis Petricola x 5
  6. Just need to share my love for one of the great misunderstood cichlid families from the great Lake Tanganyika.... Yep its the Lepidiolamprologus family... Have to say I really am appreciating this group of super aggressive(ok you do "if your lucky" get the odd peaceful individual)underwater hunters and I don't know if its the fish or the challenge the fish themselves pose when it comes to their care and maintenance that has me hooked..either way as adults they are striking fish and will demand your viewing time when looking at a tank..I prefer the bigger open water members of the family personally but they are a very unique and interesting group of fish...from the big Profundicola to the little shell dwelling Hecqui.. Here is a quick excerpt from Practical Fish Keeping: "There are currently seven(?) valid species in Lepidiolamprologus: attenuatus, cunningtoni, elongatus, kendali, mimicus, nkambae and profundicola. All share the same elongate shape and predatory mouth, and range from 15-30cm/6-12” in length, so large as Lamprologine cichlids go. They become impressive as they grow and mature, with highly visible teeth, and a 30cm L.elongatus must be a terrifying sight for any small fish unlucky enough to share the same habitat." Well now here's a look at some of the family members.. Lepidiolamprologus Profundicola (believed to be here in Oz and if so very very rare) Lepidiolamprologus Elongatus (very rare) Lepidiolamprologus Kendali (uncommon/rare) Lepidiolamprologus Nkambae (rare/very rare) Very hard to spot differences between Kendalli and Nkambae but DNA tests prove they are separate varieties. Lepidiolamprologus Attenuatus (very rare) Lepidiolamprologus Cunningtoni (very rare) Lepidiolamprologus Mimicus (not available!?) Lepidiolamprologus Kamambae (newly discovered and not available!) And here's some of the smaller guys....yep still with some serious attitude Lepidiolamprologus Lemairii (uncommon) Lepidiolamprologus Pleuromaculatus (very rare/not available!?) Lepidiolamprologus Boulengeri (uncommon) Lepidiolamprologus Hecqui (uncommon)
  7. I will be setting up an 8ft tanganyika tank soon and I was going for the biotype/display look I love the natural look does anyone have any ideas on what background substrate and rocks use I like the 3d backgrounds share your tanks and ideas
  8. Gday, I have a created a good home for my Lake Malawi cichlids, now i am keen to start another for Lake Tanganyika cichlids, i have a lonesome kingoma male that is looking for companions . What are good types to have and can anyone help me? Thanks
  9. Just a quick heads-up. Ravi is doing a final import this month. Details can be obtained by contacting Ravi via Aquatic Escape aquarium. I know where my tax return is going.
  10. I was just on the phone to Ad Konings' Australian Representative and he was telling me that Ad Konings returned from his trip to Tanganyika on Sunday and mentioned that the Tropheus in that location was considered in danger to the point where they may become extinct. Some of the reasons that this was due to over fishing and the collection sites. His recommendation was to collect them and breed them but do not cross the variants. If you have Tropheus - look after them.
  11. Been meaning to post these up for awhile now. Im sure most of the serious keepers have seen these before. I still find myself watching them every few months though. The terrapin battle always gets me lmao Enjoy !!!
  12. Though it is time to show a comparison of lake malawi water compared to lake tanganyika. It is amazing how many of us keep and expect our fish to do well in what we think is right. Calcium carbonate is good at buffering water but it does miss some important chemicals that both rift lake species require. The following is a break down of the chemical compostions: Cations from greatest to least Lake Malawi Lake Tanganyika Calcium Ca++ Sodium Na++ Magnesium Mg++ Magnesium Mg++ Potassium K+ Calcium Ca++ Anions from greatest to least. Carbonate CO3-- Carbonate CO3-- Silicate sio3-- Chloride CI- Sulphate SO4-- Silicate sio3-- As you can see lake tanganyika has a large range of chemicals in its breakdown one of the reasons why I think many of them when raised have more deformaties than malawi. In general breakdown they are as follows. Lake Malawi Lake Tanganyika PH: 7.8 to 8.5 PH:8.8 to 9.3 GH: 10 to 20 or 180 to 350ppm Gh:15 to 25 or 270 to 450ppm KH: 8 to 12 or 140 to 220ppm GH:10 to 15 or 180 to 260ppm Temp: 23 to 28c Temp: 26c stable Now both groups will survive and even breed in lower paremeters but in the true interest of the fish and to give less stress to these fish, wouldnt it be better to look after their individual needs. In looking after them in their correct conditions you will have a more vibrant colour, healthier and less stressed fish. Minimising their chance of diseases such as sunken belly, bloat, whitespot and so on.
  13. Just found some very cool movies on you tube for those interested in tangs
  14. gday setting up a tank so i can keep Tropheus am after some pics of under water at Lake Tanganyika so i can keep it more natural. any help would b great. thanks ben
  15. Found this site on the net. Dont no if it will help anyone http://carazy.net/mpegs/NatGeoParts/ vcd or somthing or other.
  16. Heres another ebook and this one is for all the tang fans. it basically sums up all the basics of tangs and then has real photos (of wild im pretty sure) tangs with info about how much space the need etc. Its a good read. Pages: 83 full colour Size: 72.5mb Download: http://rapidshare.com/files/31649199/aq ... s.pdf.html
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