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Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
150x60x60 = 540 liters ~ 142 gallons (us)
Specific features:
> AQUARIUM 2010, 3rd Place


THE AQUARIUM WAS IN "2011" Completely newly decorated ONLY BACK Pangea IS STILL AS IN THE "YEAR 2010".
Das Aquarium in einer Frontalaufnahme,beginn Mondaufgang und Sonnenuntergang
Auch hier eine Ansicht mit Beleuchtungssimulationen
Licht Simulation, fast die Tagesstärke erreicht!!!
Das Aquarium geht mehr und mehr in den Nachtmodus mit Mondlicht
Das Aquarium in der simulierten Tropentag Phase !
Hier Beginn der Übergang von Tropentag zu normal Simulation
Eindrücke des Beckens in der Tropentag Simulation mit Wolken Phase
Eindrücke mit der Beleuchtung !
Der Bodengrund und die Dekoration wurde etwas verändert für die neue Art !
Der Blick im Tropentag nach rechts, der Boden ist nun komplett mit Modulen ausgelegt,
Linke Seite der große Stein schön mit der Algenpatina bewachsen
Links das Reich des Copadichromis Borleyi, rechte Seite das Reich des Siaenochromis
Das Aquarium, nachts von der Couch aus fotografiert, Gesamtansicht!
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
The ground

Simulates a sedimentary deposit which certainly also so happen in Malawi (can)!

These sand in the grain was 0.4 - 0.8 mm elected!

The color of ground elements is a mix of beige and black, 4 cm high, in the basin are about 50 kg.

Mixed to 2 parts each beige and a black part, the current color is achieved.

Adapted to the rear wall modules have been placed in various sizes on the ground, in between sand was filled.

Various places have been created which provide the hunters and the utaka allowed Sand wells which can be used for mating.

For this most of the modules are hollow inside and also serve as a retreat for the ladies in the aquarium, or even for goats.

Special for the new style in the aquarium was here everything went as well as it optimized.

The idea of ​​the new design was to create a flowing transition between end rear wall and floor.

The claims of the cichlids are with me on the very first place and after this, the entire basin design depends.

NOTE

The idea behind this is to let the whole act as a unified whole, the decoration should flowing between the Mater Alien ... back wall, bricks (modules), ground and needs of the Malawi cichlids are covered.
Plants:
PLANTING basin without

Since actually no plants are present in direct habitat of my stocking, were also set not to the pool, this means a pure and so-called "stone basin"

Note

Certainly there is the possibility a Malawi Aquarium occupying with plants, but I feel this is absolutely unimportant in most regions of Lake Malawi and especially there where many of the cichlids live like in the rock zone or in the transition zones are virtually no plants available.

Malawi aquariums are distinguished mainly by decorating the stone landscape, and also I have stated here my attention in the design.

If desired-topic plants there on Malawi-Guru.de, the plant database on the subject.


PLANT DATABASE
Ein ganz anderer Blick ins Malawi-Becken mit neu angelegter Dekoration für die 2
Blick durch die Seitenscheibe ins Becken, Mondlichtphase
Wunderbare Aufnahme....
Der große Stein 45 cm hoch
Die Bodenmodule mit dem 2tem Falkstein 35 cm hoch 30 cm breit, liegt auf den Modulen
Eindrücke der großen Steine!!!
Aufnahme im Licht, Hochkant
Protomelas Weibchen am Paarungsplatz
Copadichromis Borleyi Mbenji in seinem Revier,wundervoll ausgefärbter WF Bock
Beckeneindrücke mit Protomelas Weibchen
Steine, flach für die Copadichromis werden gern zur Paarung genutzt
Das Revier des Jägers im Mondlichtmodus
Farbe im Stein, Bild noch vor der Umgestaltung am 07.10.2011
Special features of the facility:
Decoration elements:

1 stone replica (deep about 40 cm high / 25 cm / 20 cm) WEIGHT 8 kg

1 stone replica (approximately 35 cm high / 30 cm deep / 35 cm wide) WEIGHT 5-6 kg

11 modules in various sizes from Poyester resin
> (Hollow and can be used as hiding places)
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BACK:

"PANGEA" MODEL ROCKY 3 "
(Maximum depth 2-25 CM)

(The back wall is cut in one place and allows the cichlids also use the area behind it to allow the water cycle, the water flows above and beyond the rear wall.)
Dekorationseindrücke mit dem Copadichromis Borleyi
Der Copadichromis Borleyi an seinem Lieblingsplatz
Der Siaenochromis Fryeri und die Beckendekoration im Hintergrund einer der beiden
Eindrücke der neu gestalteten Dekoration
Der Aulonocara Maleri versteckt !
Pangea Rückwand mit einem der großen Falksteine, dazu der neu angelegte Bodengrund
Ich lasse es einfach wirken, das Becken mit dem neu gestaltetem Boden
Hier sehr schön die Bodenmodule zu sehen, dazwischen Sand gefüllt
Protomelas im Mondlicht, fast Vollmondphase im Becken
Steinmodul innen hohl, dient auch als Versteck für die Buntbarsche
Der abgemischte Bodengrund mit Steinmodulen, mit Harz bearbeitet und farblich angepasst.
Der Jäger in seinem Reich
Bodensteine mit dem simuliertem Sediment Grund
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
SMD VARIO LUX -STEUERUNGSELEKTRONIK- "EXTERNAL"
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Tropical rain days
Sunrise
Sunset
Moon rising
Moonset
Clouds
Different phases of the moon ...

Here are programmable through the control electronics of the Vario Lux, the naturalness of the light spectrum under water can thus be adjusted individually.
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SUNRISE 14:00 CLOCK

Duration: 30 min being here to address first the Royal Blue first and dimming, and then the cool white which is also 30 minutes dimming...

Daylighting main strength

Cool White 50%
Royal Blue 100%
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Moonset PHASE STARTS at 13:30 CLOCK (duration 30 min.)

The LEDs:

High-Flux Inter Polite Blue

Strength of the lunar brightness quite differently at the new moon about 5%, at full moon around 10%

MOONRISE PHASE STARTS at 01:30 CLOCK (duration 30 min.)

Strength of the lunar brightness quite differently at the new moon about 5%, at full moon around 10%
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BETWEEN randomly, 5 days of rain OF ME SET.

The brightness is then in the pool about 20%
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THE CLOUDS SIMULATIONS

Also be controlled via Zugallsgenerator, both adjustable clouds only be operated in day mode, and can be adjusted individually.

Cloud 1

Duration of this simulation 20 min., While the basin by 15% darkens.

Cloud 2

Duration of this simulation approximately 30 min., While the basin by 25% darkens.

TOTAL permits control, 2 clouds programieren, WITH DIFFERENT BRIGHT strengthen HERE individually adjustable.
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LED LIGHTING WITH VARIO LUX HOLDINGS

Day:

5x CREE XP-G R5 Cool White 6500K (of 3 LEDs with green shrink-wrapped)
5x CREE XP-E Royal Blue 460nm (of 3 LEDs with green shrink-wrapped)

Moon:

6x High-Flux Inter Polite Blue 470nm
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LED LIGHTING IS EQUIPPED WITH TIMER OPERATE

To enhance the sunrises and sunsets (Visually), this is connected only at certain times to do so.

This consists of 2 narrow beam with 8000 Kelvin in cool white and dimmable, with remote control.
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NOTE

The aim was and is to exploit the light spectrum, and thereby to reveal all as natural as possible.

The pictures on the BECK EXAMPLE

All pictures were taken with an SLR camera, which I use for it for 3 years, model "Canon EOS 1000D".
Filtration:
FLUVAL FX 5

> For aquariums up to 1500 L
> Flow rate: 3500 l / h
> Circulation rate: 2300 l / h
> Filter volume: 20 L
> Head (max.): 3.3 m
> 230-240 V / 50 Hz / 48 W

> DIMENSIONS OF THE FILTER: L 43cm / B 38cm / H 54cm

The FX is equipped with automatic suction TAGGED
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Note

Cichlids from Lake Malawi need very clean and clear water to strong filters are important, which filter the pool accordingly.

Equally effective and strong powerheads are absolutely of paramount importance, I personally have already tried some brands.

Imagined but firmly that the current pumps of "Tunze" by far the best of the quality and durability ago.
Other equipment:
HEATER the company "HUNTER"

CONSTRUED for aquariums up to 1000 L / 300 Watt

NOTE:

The heater runs on a timer, night to simulated sunset this is switched off, the temperature drops at night to 23-24 degrees, which also brings a natural aspect with it.

In summer the heater remains completely.
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Flow pump

TUNZE Turbelle Stream 6085 (8000 liters / per hour.

For aquariums 400-1000 L
Flow capacity: 8,000 l / h
Energy consumption: 14 W
Voltage / frequency: 230V / 50Hz (115V / 60Hz) Dimensions: ø90 mm emissions

Note:

Malawi cichlids like a strong enough flow which I have tried to suggest here also.

The Tunze is connected with a timer now and is operated in a 4 hour.
Das Futter wurde auch umgestellt zu dem üblichen Frost sowie Lebendfutter gibts
Beleuchtungskonzept zu meinem Utaka Habitat !
Das Lichtspektrum und die Arten für mein Utaka Habitat
2 flammiger LED Leuchtbalken, 8000 Kelvin,Waltweiss dimmbar(zusätzlich dazu geschaltet
Steuerungselement externe Version des SMD VARIO LUX !
Strömungspumpe Tunze 6085
So er hängt dran,man voll der Eimer aber sehr guter Filter!
Stocking:
MALAWI - cichlids & CATFISH



1/2 Stigmatochromis tolae (F1)

This rare Utaka is about 20 cm tall, the turquoise / greenish / golden color stands out in absolutely other Lake Malawi cichlids.

The bucks build in the spawning season large sandy nests near a stone.
Cichlids of the genus "Stigmatochromis" are predators that hunt small fish in Lake Malawi on the sandy bottom.

Absolute rarity in Malawi aquarium !!!!!

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1/2 Copadichromis borleyi Mbenji (WF)

1/2 Protomelas taeniolatus (WF)

1/3 Siaenochromis Fyeri (WF)

1/2 Aulonocara koningsi Mbenji (WFNZ)

1/2 Aulonocara stuartgranti Maleri (WFNZ)

1/2 Synodontis nyassae (WF)

For more information just here in the name of the fish, then you will automatically for species list www.malawi-guru.de redirected.

VIDEO TO MY POOL, JUST CLICK underneath:

IMPRESSIONS FROM MALAWI
Aulonocara koningsi Mbenji Bock
Aulonocara koningsi Mbenji Weibchen
Artentafel Stigmatochromis tolae
Der Stigmatochromis tolae Bock
Stigmatochromis tolae Weibchen
Artentafel Aulonocara Maleri
Aulonocara Maleri Bock1
Aulonocara Maleri Weib
Artentafel Protomelas taeniolatus
Protomelas Taeniolatus WF Bock ( Steht in Farbe )
Protomelas WF Weib !
Artentafel Copadichromis Borley
Copadichromis Borleyi Mbenji WF Bock
Borleyi Weib
Artentafel Siaenochromis Fryeri
Siaenochromis Fryeri Bock
Sciaenochromis Fryeri Weib ( Die Größe der Damen )
Synodontis Njassae Weibchen!
Water parameters:
VIDEO TO CHANGE WATER " GURUS MALAWI POOLS / WATER CHANGE "

PH - 8.1
KH - 8 ° dH
Gh - 5 ° dH
Nitrite - 0,00 mg / l
Nitrate - 16 mg / l
NH 4 to 0.00 mg / l
NH 3 to 0.00 mg / l
Fe - 0.01 mg

(AquaDur Malawi - Tanganyika) "salt"
> Used to the KH and GH adapt!

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Temperature 26.5 degrees

Water change weekly ... 50%

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NOTE:

The Leuchbalken is set by a sensor so that it automatically starts degrees from a temperature of 31, especially in summer when the room temperature rises a lot of sense, beyond that I can read the temperature on the display on the bar.
Feeding:
Frozen Food:

Chilidenmix
White / Black mosquito larvae
Bachflohkrebse
Cyclops
Daphnia
Gammarus
Artemia
Mysis
Krill
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Frozen food itself is made:

Shrimp and crabmeat, chopped very small frozen in portions.

Frostfutter YOURSELF
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GRANULAT

Aquatic Nature "Afri.Chilid S Excel Color"
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Live feed

Weekly, whichever get daphnia, brine shrimp etc., and once a month GUPPYBABYS !!!!
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NOTE

FEED now completely irregular degree free snout.

Means to me that finding a number of years, the less is more, not only fail the water parameters is far better, but simply put the fish natural lifestyles of the day, as expressed in the great outdoors in this case, the "Malawi" also occurs.

The food must also be there a fish be constantly strives to look every day anew.
We tend to easily, too often to our fish what good to do, which is not so .... quite the opposite.

Balanced and varied is my special FX, and works! Absolutely great, failures I had hitherto never complain and the fish are top in color.
Videos:
VideoVideo
Further information:
The habitats in Lake Malawi ARE THESE LINES OF DIVIDED

1.FELSZONE

2.SANDZONE

3.SAND rock-transition zone
> This area is characteristic of utaka <

4.UFERNAHES open water

5.UFERFERNES open water

6.TIEFWASSER

7.FLUSSMÜNDUNGEN AND RÖHRRICHTZONEN
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AS TEMPLATE HAVE ME ORIGINAL RECORDINGS FROM MALAWI SERVED!



SUPER - impor G

One more thing, PLEASE ALWAYS BE FAIR, so am I, unfortunately, is this is not always so here!

PERSONAL hostility ANIMAL cruelty and insults WHATSOEVER LEHNE I Strongly!
And shall also be reported immediately!

The basic idea of ​​this platform is really great and at this type and structure ALSO WELL unique and it is supposed to be fun!

"After all, IT IS A HOBBY"

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> NOTE <

On my website;

www.malawi-guru.de

Was developed in collaboration with some very EFAHRENEN people have a INFOFAMATIONSPLATTFORM CREATED THAT YOU CLOSER TO BRING THE WORLD OF MALAWI SOLL!

The site is greatly enriched been catched by my partner and co-designer of Malawi-GURU: DE, "Swiss" also known as SILVAN KNOWN and infamous.

THE WEBSITE "WWW.AFRICAN-GURU.DE is dissolved and Intended MALAWI-GURU.DE INCORPORATED, ENSURE THERE heading AFRICA AZ WO several CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIND.