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Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake estimated to be the second or third largest freshwater lake in the world by volume. This large rocky lake is also known to be the second deepest lake (1,470 m) next to L. Baikal in Siberia and and the longest in the world (670 km). Almost 1/6 of the world’s freshwater is contained in this 9-12 million years old lake.
In a previous post we talked about the various biotope ideas for the cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Before your start setting up your Tanganyika Biotope, you may want to have a look at the videos bellow where you can see for yourself what the real thing look like.
In a biotope aquarium, the aquarist attemp to simulate a natural habitat, assembling fish species, plants, water chemistry and decorations found in that specific ecosystem. A “true” biotope should be a mirror of a natural habitat…
Before your start setting up your Amazone Biotope, you may want to have a look at the videos bellow where you can see for yourself what the real thing look like. It’s sometime difficult to know exactly what biotope is featured in each video but I assume most are either Whitewater Botope or Blackwater Biotope.
Lake Malawi is an African Great Lake located on the East side of the continent. The lake is about 375 miles (604 km) long by 53 miles (85 km) wide, making it the third largest in Africa and the eighth largest lake in the world. This large rocky lake is home of the well known African Cichlids which are endemic to the lake.