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Malawiwelt am 25.05.2009
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
120 x 50 x 50 = 300 liters ~ 79 gallons (us)
Specific features:


everything worth knowing about Malawi offspring can be found in my
Malawi nursery,

who needs just junior Report,


next Exchange appointments in Hamburg:

all this can be found in Thommys Malawi World



> The aquarium is unfortunately broken <

the weight of the stones has pressed the silicone seams apart

We leave it as an illustrative example here are


I was able to save all the fish luckily,
a big thank you to Aquarium Tonndorf / Hamburg who helped me immediately and a temporary home for my fish presented, lovingly cultivated by the new aquarium stand,

a new AQ is because, looking at Thommys Malawi World

on the ground, 5 mm thickness,
behind the mountains on the back wall, 2 mm thickness,
to distribute to protect discs and to the weight of something,


visited At My Blog`s,

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> Lake Malawi <

Lake Malawi has a north-south stretch of almost 600 kilometers and a maximum width of 80 km. Lake Malawi is a mountain lake, its surface is 474 m above sea level. He is the third largest lake in Africa. Its maximum depth is about 700 m. Meanwhile, more than 600 different cichlid species have been described from Lake Malawi. In Malawi, there are several islands. Three neighboring states are at Lake Malawi. The north-east coast and a very small part of the northern West Coast among Tanzania. The Mid-Atlantic Region is one of Mozambique. Almost the entire western coast and part of the southern coast bordering Malawi. In Tanzania and Mozambique of Malawi is also now known as Lake Nyasa yet.

> The water of Lake Malawi <

The water temperature is depending on the depth of 23 to 27 degrees Celsius. The pH is about 7.6 to 8.3. The total hardness of the water is about 4 to 6 degrees German hardness, the carbonate hardness 6 to 8 degrees.

> Habitat Mbunas <

Especially the rocky zone provides Mbunas an optimal habitat. The term Mbuna one summarizes a group cichlids, their distribution is strictly limited to the scree and rock zone, since they are used as nursery eaters only there their food. The nursery scrape the Mbunas from using different techniques from the substrate; can be found on the rocky ground abundant small animals and plankton. This diverse habitat consists mostly of steep rocky shores and underwater reefs. The males usually live spatial fidelity and defend small territories such as crevices and small caves. Mbunas leave their rocky habitat rarely. Sandy substrates are extremely rare überschwommen. Due to these rock orientation have formed many different types and geographical races in the course of evolution. Most Mbunas are quite small and because of their very popular with aquarists Frabenpracht at 7 cm to 13 cm. The Mbuna group consists of 12 different genera. Most commonly found in the genera aquarists Mbunas Cynotilapia, Iodotropheus, Labeotropheus, Labidochromis, Melanochromis and Pseudotropheus.

> DIET OF Mbunas <

As our herbivores have longer intestines than carnivores, it is obvious that a too fatty food [...]
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Aquarium Übergang von Mond- zu Tageslicht
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Aquarium mit GLO Leuchtbalken 1
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Aquarium am 25.05.2009
Aquarium decoration:

Sand (washed)

0.1 to 0.4 mm grain size

about 25 kg


1 Anubia mother plant

2 Anubia nana Bonsai

Natan 1 Crinum

the plants are only the decoration,

Anubia Mutterpflanze
Anubia nana bonsai 3 Stück
Crinum natans im Morgenlicht
Crinum natans im Tageslicht
Cryptocoryne willisii
Special features of the facility:

Boulders from the Rhine and Elbe (boiled)

approx 100 kg

the stones are just piled and therefore offer great hiding places,

be careful because among the stones no gravel / sand is because many fish diligently shoveling the sand by the pool, this could the mountains slip into fall

Gebirge links am morgen
Gebirge links mit Unterwassergraben am morgen
Gebirge links am Tag
Gebirge links mit Unterwassergraben am Tag
Gebirge rechts am morgen
Gebirge rechts am Tag
Aquarium equipment:

Lightbar from GLO,

1x T5, ​​54 Watt, JBL Solar Ultra nature,
off second T5 and expanded reflector,

over switch, 10 to 21.30 clock,


Moonlight beams LED blue,

via timer 8.30 to 10 clock

and from 21.30 to 23 clock


EHEIM professionel II, 2026, 950 l / h,

Water change weekly 50%

Other equipment:

EHEIM- heating, bar, 200W, with dimmer is used only during the winter

Flow pump hydor nano; 4.5 W, 900 l / h,

EHEIM. Aqaball 180, Type 2403, 6 W, 650 l / h,

2 timers,

Marina- Aqua Minder (Programmable unit for monitoring of the aquarium)
Audible and visual alarm for:
- A max. and min. Temperature,
- Schedule for water changes,
- Timetable for filter maintenance,
- Schedule for the system check,
- With digital display and red warning light,

EHEIM- feeding machine (for holidays)
- Dual-chamber technology,
- Digital programming, separately for both feed chambers,

JBL test sets for measuring the water values,
pH, Fe, KH, NO2 and NO3,

JBL Einzeltest's for Cu and GH,

EHEIM 2026 professionel II
Leuchtbalken von GLO,1x 54 W Leuchtröhre
Mondlichtbalken LED blue
linke Schalterleiste und Marina- Aqua- Minder
rechte Schalterleiste mit Zeitschaltuhren
EHEIM Zweikammernfutterautomat
JBL Testkoffer und Einzeltest´s
JBL Einzeltest´s für Kupfer und Gesamthärte
JBL Testkoffer von innen für pH, Fe, KH, NO2 und NO3
Aquaball 180
Strömungspumpe Hydor Nano

1/3 Labidochromis "Hongi" mbuna

1/3 pseudotropheus saulosi, mbuna

6 Synodontis petricola

> Profiles of my residents <

Labidochromis "Hongi" mbuna
Beck size from 100 cm from 200 L
Size: M 11 cm, W 9 cm
Hiking in depth ca.20-25 m through the rocks (no ground formation)
eastern. Malawi,
Lining: insectivores, crustaceans, nursery eater
Attitude: min 1/3
Behavior: Peaceful, restrained residents
Special features: easy to maintain,
Pseudotropheus saulosi, mbuna
Beck size from 160 liters, 150 cm,
Size: M 9 cm, W 8 cm,
Sediment Free rock biotope, 5- 25 m depth,
East Coast Malawi (Taiwan Reef)
Lining: algae and invertebrates,
Attitude min. 1/3,
Behavior: white to compete with larger Roommates in pool,
Special features: easy to maintain,
Synodontis petricola,
Beck size from 250 l,
Size: 11 cm,
Hiking in rubble zone with sandy areas,
Lining: omnivores,
Entertainment: depending on pool size, group of animals,
Reproduction: free spawners,


I was limited to 2 types of this breed a little
What NIR is also quite well,
Additionally, I have a regular of the Petri Colas young

Synodontis petricola
Synodontis petricola
Synodontis petricola
Synodontis petricola Gruppe
Labidochromis hongi männchen
Labidochromis hongi weibchen
Labidochromis hongi Gruppe 1
Labidochromis hongi weibchen
Labidochromis hongi männchen
Labidochromis hongi Gruppe 2
Pseudotropheus saulosi weibchen
Pseudotropheus saulosi weibchen
Pseudotropheus saulosi weibchen
Pseudotropheus saulosi Gruppe
Pseudotropheus saulosi männchen
Pseudotropheus saulosi Gruppe
Fischversammlung am 30.04.2009
Labidochromis Hongi weibchen mit Eier im Maul
Honginachwuchs 07.06.2009 Einzelkämpfer zwischen den großen 2
neues Hongiweibchen 21.06.2009 1
neues Hongiweibchen 21.06.2009 2
Hongimännchen im Liebestaumel 21.06.2009
Saulosimännchen 21.06.2009
Hongibaby am 28.06.2009
die halbstarken Hongi`s, 02.10.2009
der fünfte halbstake Hongi ehemaliger Einzelkämpfer 02.10.2009
Water parameters:

Temperature. 25.5 (night) and 26.1 (day) degrees

PH 8.4
KH 8
GH 10
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 18
Fe 0.1
Cu 0

measured with JBL droplets test
Water values ​​are updated every Sunday


JBL Spirulina Flakes Flake

JBL Novo Rift Sticks

JBL Novo Malawi Flake

Veggie Flakes

weekly vegetables (cucumber or salad)

every 2 to 3 weeks, live food (water fleas, white or black mosquito larvae, or Artemia)

Further information:
what else I need to:

Water conditioners:

CARE of amtra system or
Biotopol from JBL

Bacterial cultures:

ELOS Aqua Uno (enzymatic complex)


Algae master of amtra system, is no longer actually needed,


Ferropol from JBL (liquid), hardly necessary, the plants grow so well

Measuring case:

JBL test sets for measuring the water values


Dealer I trust:

Aquarium Tonndorf (Hamburg)
Stein-Hardenberg-Straße 9-13
22045 Hamburg (Wandsbek)
Tel: 040/66 26 46

Tobias Thiel (breeders)
e- mail: kadango@gmx.de
Sterndoldenweg 2
22523 Hamburg Eidelstedt
Tel: 040/579 142

Christina Kluxen
Breeder for: among other things,
- Sturisoma aureum (Goldbartstörwels)
- Scalar,
- Shrimp,
- Pelvicachromis pulcher (Kribensis)
Tel. 04101/473366

Uwe Spillmann (breeders for Malawi`s)
Harburger Str. 108 A
27356 Rotenburg, Lower Saxony
Tel. 04261/62280
Malawi breeding Niedersachsen

> Fish market <> fish market <> Fish Exchange <

Fish market Lurup, aquariums -and- Terrarienfreunde Lurup
Next dates: 21.08.2011, 16.10.2011, 18.12.2011
Where: K.- Tucholsky- school, Eckernförder Str 70, 22769 Hamburg,.
from: always from 9 to 11.30 clock,
Beck reservation: Hr. Bruggen, Tel. 040/8324887 or 0173/8676029

> North German aquarists day <
Aquarium terrarium shop
Next date: 17th-18th September 2011
Ehestorfer Heuweg 14, 21149 Hamburg
on the B73 near the A7 motorway, exit Hamburg-Heimfeld.
Flea market account at D. Steffen Tel. 040/7533493

Stichling- aquarium fish markets in Norderstedt
Next dates: 11.09.2011, 13.11.2011, 11.12.2011
in elementary school Harksheide- South
Glashütte Damm 53a 22850 Norderstedt
Beck reservation: Petra mouths, Tel 040 5291045.

Fish market Hamburg Jenfeld
Next dates: 04.09.2011, 02.10.2011, 06.11.2011, 04.12.2011
Primary school Öjendorfer Damm 8, 20043 Hamburg

Hunting market "Landhaus Jägerhof" Aquarienfreunde-Stellingen
next appointment: ???
Ehestorfer Heuweg 14, 21149 Hamburg
on the B73 near the A7 motorway, exit Hamburg-Heimfeld.

all dates throughout Germany can be found here:



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