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Farbträume 2.0
Description of the aquarium:
Community tanks
Tank size:
130 x 50 x 50 = 314 liters ~ 82 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Panoramic pool, WOHA aquarium combination Wulstverklebung
Initial start in February 2001
T5 lighting since January 2009,
CO2 system since October 2009,
3D back wall rock root since September 2010
LED lighting since November 2012

The combination I have chosen because both the quality of workmanship and the price is right and what was very important for me, she knows in ash, was to get fit for other means of space.
das Neue - 17 Tage nach Ersteinrichtung
16-08-12 Abenddämmerung
Ostern 2012
Februar 2012
16.11.2011 - Gesamtansicht
Abenddämmerung 21.08.2010 22:45
27.07.2010 - nach dem Gärtnern
Aquarium Farbträume
Aquarium decoration:
Washed gravel 1-3mm brown
The gravel Exchange 09/11 also a nutrient soil is fed, Deponit mix professional, easy to debug times, what impact that has on the plant and algae growth. The plants need about 3 weeks to make friends with the new ground. Now they are strong as (11/11) than any before. The interim strong algae advent is totally collapsed in on itself.
Alternanthera reineckii "purple"
grows well in shaded areas in the background to vigorous specimens with attractive red-purple staining.
Aponogeton madagascariensis
Bacopa caroliniana
brings a bronze shade to the pool and beautiful leaf shape.
Bacopa monnieri
Provides a strong green, even with intensive lighting, shading also tolerates
Ceratopteris thalictroides
good to händelnde floating plant
Cryptocoryne wendtii brown and green
Cryptocoryne sp. "Flamingo"
Echinodorus Ozelott
Echinodorus "Rubin"
true monster plant, actually too big for this pool, but I could not yet separate from it. Since 9/11 out of the pool
Echinodorus parviflorus "Tropica"
Heteranthera zosterifolia
The heteranthera thrilled with leaf shape and color
Hygrophila poli semen
What rapidly growing in the background, no longer in the basin
Hydrocotyle leucocephala - since 9/11 is no longer in the pool
Lobelia cardinalis
Very easy plant for the foreground or as plant street. Grows slowly.
Ludwigia 'Rubin'
Strong color contrast with her strong, dark red
Marsilea hirsuta - new 09/13
low maintenance gravel plant that copes well with shading
Microsorum pteropus
Pogostemon erectus
Rotala macrandra
If she feels comfortable, it gives a very interesting play of colors from green to yellow, orange, red to purple., Since 2013 no longer in the pool
Sagitaria sabulata
pretty Grass, leaves in the shade until about 40 cm
Helanthium tenellum
Fissidens fontanus
for me one of the most beautiful Moose
Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita "H. sp. Japan"
Ammannia gracilis
Gitterpflanze mit Blüte
Pogostemon erectus
Alternanthera r.
Didiplis diandra
Hottonia palustris
Pflanzen im Aquarium Farbträume
Pflanzen im Aquarium Farbträume
Nach 14 Tagen Abwesenheit
Rotala macrandra
Alternanthera reineckii `Lila`
Bacopa carolina
Bacopa monnieri
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Echinodorus grisebachii `Tropica`
Hottonia palustris
Lobelia cardinalis
Ludwigia `Rubin`
Ludwigia repens
Special features of the facility:
a plurality of upstanding vine-branches, two "trees"

The wood pieces are dried for one winter on their own "harvest" and secured with a stainless steel screw on a small plexiglass plate so that they can easily be "planting".
Rückwand 22.03.13
Rückwand 22.03.13
alter Baum in frischem Grün 22.03.13
Rückwand 22.03.13
Nach 6 Wochen
Das Bäumchen - 24.04.2011
Aquarium equipment:
20x 10W LED Spot homegrown

(4xT5 - Dimmable, controlled with Vario Luxcontrol, reflectors M-shape
Lighting time: 10:30 to 11:00 Sunrise, - 21:00 100% - 21:30 Sunset - 23:30 1% 2 tubes as a night light

The variable light control has certain advantages and a unique appearance in the evenings. Advantage I see is that I can adjust the light supply to demand. Form at the plants in light region near algae, the lighting is 20 - 30% discount. Then the algae disappear. Are there problems with the red color, the amount of light erhöht.Im means is I run the lights at about 80% of their max. Power.)

Once upon a time and I do not miss it, the power-hungry lighting, because this is far better.

Now there's 20x 7x 10W LED 3000K 90lm / W and 13x 6500K 110lm / W. They are operated energized via a controller of cool hardware and currently with approximately 5.5W per LED. So I need only about 110W from the power grid, the plants grow better. Maximum would be 150W possible more are not forth the power supply.

The whole thing works very well passively cooled. The 2 fans are not connected, left of the fluorescent tubes.

In summer 2013, the fan at low speed running nearly inaudibly about 4 weeks.

Conversion was November 2012 has so far proved fantastic.
Eheim Professional II thermofilter 2126 (9l bestück with clay pipes, foam filter and flow, power 20W 800-1000l / h.

After several tests with zeolite, Siporax etc. I am now landed back in the normal filter foam. Harmonizes best with the vegetation. The heating control in the filter works properly and you do not need heating rod in the basin. The filter inlet is located behind the rear wall, the outlet 2 10 mm tube about 5 cm below the surface are integrated into the rear wall. Everything invisible for the observer.
Other equipment:
CO2 plant JBL ProFlora u403 with pH controller with external reactor MidiJet, Bodenfluter 25W

Without additional CO2 delivery, the plant material would be not to keep. Since the system is in use, everything grows faster and stronger.

The pH electrode is located behind the rear wall and is not to be seen in the basin. The CO2 entry via an external reactor in return of the external filter, so that even so there are no visible parts in the basin.
LED-Beleuchtung 26.07.2011
2 Scalar, 1W / 1m
3 Apistogramma macmasterii 2w / 1m + 5? Young animals
23 Rummy
My favorites in this pool.
Bladder snails
numerous blue pearl dwarf shrimp. 2011 are drafted in the fall into the pool after I had to give up my outdoor container due to temperature. Multiply here, although certainly has to serve one or the other as live food for Scalar and tetras. However, they are here significantly larger (about 4 cm), lose their blue color and are now more transparent with numerous brown spots and a beige back line.

Since collection of A. macmasterie the stock has shrunk significantly and hardly sift young yet.
30.10.17 Apistogramma gossei
Apistogramma gossei
22.03.13 - Chef
BluePearl Variationen 22.03.13
BluePearl ZG 22.03.13
noch eine - 22.03.13
Gesellschaft - 22.03.13
24.04.2012 - Blasenschnecken
Meine Perlscalare beim Brüten
Die Rotblauen Kolumbianer
Die Rotnasen
Rotblauer Kolumbianer 26.6.11
Besatz im Aquarium Farbträume
paar Garnelen
Apistogramma macmasterii M.
Apistogramma macmasterie - W. mit Jungen
Juli 2014
Juli 2014
Juli 2014
Water parameters:
pH: 6.9
KH: 6,0 ° dH
GH: <10 ° dH
NO2: 0 mg / l
NO3: 5-10 mg / l
PO4: <0.1 mg / l
Fe: <0.1 mg / l
K 10-12 mg / l
Mg 13 mg / l
Silicate 6.5 mg / l
Water temperature: 24-26 ° C

I give here though, since desired. Check I do that, however, only very Sporat. It changes anyway hardly what. For me, the actual values ​​of subordinate importance. Here's looking at me instead of my plants. This is more meaningful than any test values.
Live foods: Tubifex, bloodworms, daphnia
Frozen food: red mosquito larvae, setting
Dry food: Flakes Söll, Tubifex, Spirulina flakes
Further information:
Fertilization after PPSpro method + Ferropol 24, Profito
Water purification progresses through mixed bed 2 parts + 1 part tap water
Water change weekly 120l.

Update 22/09/2013: The current fertilization amounts to about 25 ml Ferrdrakon per week, divided into 2 doses, 4-6 and fertilizer sticks for green plants about every 4-6 weeks

An integral part of fertilization is a generous water changes for me. The Aufdüngung of macronutrients is urgently needed at the plant amount, the lighting and CO2 supply. The trace elements and iron do I deal very sparingly. Too much favors only undesirable growth of algae. The red plants get 1x in the quarter a Crypto tablet on his feet. Otherwise, fertilization takes place exclusively via the water column.

Taking care of aquatic plants - a unique way of seeing things.

Have water plants, like all other living things, their own demands on their environment. If one is able to give his nurslings optimal conditions, they will thank with good growth. Everything here is based on my experience so far written and does not have to coincide with other opinions.

The light
First I want to devote myself to the light. How much light is needed, certainly is primarily dependent on which plants are to be kept and how they are distributed in the basin. In general, I am referring here once only on fluorescent lights, since I have no experience with HQI / HCI and LED is only in the starting blocks. The use of reflectors on the tubes is of course mandatory. For uniform illumination with T8 fluorescent tube all a 10 cm Bowl depth is recommended (not height), so for the 54l Basin (60x30x30) before 2, wherein the water level should not exceed 40 cm. When using T5 high output tubes to get to 1 every 15 cm with a max. Water level of 50 cm. At higher water level more, otherwise less.
Although more is possible then prepares but possibly again additional problems and is also necessary only for specific, light-hungry plants. And of course, increases the cost of ownership. Because light is likely to be the largest cost factor in the heated living room. In a so-lit pool, very few plants are likely to cause problems.
An indication of lumens / liter for the necessary amount of light I consider personally as an absolutely useless statement, since it is the plant simply does not matter how much light radiates a light source. The plant only interested how much usable light arrives on their leaves. Actually, an indication as 1000 lux would (yes, even if it refers to the visible spectrum for humans) by 50 cm water more helpful, there is no but.
The information with Watt / liter are somewhat more useful, though one must note the pelvic shape. After my tube number one is here so usually between 0.4 and 0.6 W / l.
Not to be despised here is the heat output of the tubes and to some extent their ballasts. Many aquariums station wagons are fitted with a plastic cover, in the hanging tubes without cover plates over the water. This principle has for me a number of disadvantages:
1. A lot of condensation water in the box, to the tubes and reflectors. This leads to lots of lime deposits and cleaning costs. And just the beloved jewel covers because I know some are failed because they were full of water.
2. The heat transfer to the water.
Interested, I find the use of cover disks. Although the swallow between 5-10% of light, but are easier to clean. The water remains in the tank, the air temperature above the pool is not as high and the air above the discs can be easily transported away by the fan in the summer. In addition, the electronics remain absolutely dry.

A plant needs to grow water, CO2, O2, the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, potassium, magnesium and calcium as well as trace elements such as iron, manganese, boron, copper ...
The supply of the nutrients via the ions of the respective salts. Nitrogen takes the plant on ammonium (NH4) and nitrate (NO3), phosphorus on phosphates (PO 4), sulfur on the sulphates. The metals [...]