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Description of the aquarium:
Tank size:
45x30x32 = 43 liters ~ 11 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The basin is a transparent glued Nirox Aquarium with rounded corners front and 4mm glass thickness and operated openly.

The effect lighting consists of: milk glass foil on the rear wall -> backlight equipped with a Bresslein reflector with a T5 cabinet light of I ** A -> dark blue back wall of construction paper
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Die Solar Duo Boys
Aquarium decoration:
JBL Manado, including soil HS Aqua / Nature Gravel, including Styrofoam panels as filler

white sand

As the substrate separation came pond liner used, from which one hopefully later nothing more looks when the plants were placed.

The Manadoboden I will no longer use in Zulunft; for a planted aquarium he absorbs just too many nutrients and too easy to realize long-term substrate steep climbs.
-kubanisches Perlkraut / Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
Origin: Cuba
Size: 4cm
Style description: The smallest aquarium plants that exist currently. Ideal for the foreground.
-Amano Pearl Grass / Hemianthus sp. "Göttingen"
Origin: Unknown
Size: 15cm
Style description: undemanding stem plant with beautiful small leaves. Sufficient light and frequent shortening favor a compact, bushy growth. In contrast to the delicate Perlkraut this type has only 2 leaves per node and is still undemanding in attitude.
-Phönix Moos / Fissidens Fontanus
Origin: America
Size: 4cm
Style description: Very nice, compact, feinfiedriges moss, which grows firmly with small round clumps of hard substrate.
-kriechende bulrush / Juncus repens
Origin: America
Size: 30cm
Style description: A mixture of stem and rosette plant. Unimpeded light and enough iron and micronutrients let the shoot tips are red to pink. Propagation can be done via head cuttings, simply by the upper stem part of the plant is clipped, the "new" plant must have for any roots.
-grasartige dwarf sword plant / Echinodorus tenellus
Origin: America
Size: 10cm
Style description: The smallest species of streamers forming sword plants. The commercial grade of this type has submerged very narrow, medium green or olive green to reddish, pointed leaves. They are about 6-10 cm long, sometimes longer, and about 1.5 mm wide. At the widest are the leaves above the center, about 2 cm below the tip.
-Nadelsims / Eleocharis parvula
Origin: Australia
Size: 7cm
Style description: a carpet-forming foreground plant, the long, thin leaves give ihrein grass-like appearance.

Fertilization at the time:
-2ml Aqua Rebell special Flowgrow daily
-1ml Easy Life Ferro 3-4 week

-4ml Aqua Rebell special N daily
-1ml Po4 fertilizer daily (proprietary blend results in approximately 0.2 Po4 mg / l)

When aquatic plants have plenty of light and CO2 are available they also need sufficient nutrients to grow healthy. These include the micronutrients (eg, iron and trace elements), the so-called macronutrients. This must also be made available to the plant in a larger amount (macro = large). Among the most important macronutrients include nitrate, potassium and phosphate. Unfortunately, still keeps in aquatics rumored that especially nitrate and phosphate are promote algae growth and these two substances therefore ideally should not be detectable in water. For an almost plant-less fish tanks, this may be true but not true, in a plant stressed Aquascape. The plants need these nutrients to grow healthy and algae to provide competition. Unlike algae, which are highly adaptable and can be used nutrient gaps, higher plants need all the necessary nutrients in sufficient quantities. Once only an essential nutrient by many missing, the plants do not grow well, it comes to nutritional deficiency and algae use the nutrient gap and gain the upper hand. The other way around, it may also be that a particular substance accumulates too much, thus acts as an inhibitor and causes algae growth or poor growth in plants. In this respect, a regular water change is important to reduce excessive nutrient concentrations. And this knowledge can make advantage of and seen from the deficiency and / or to the emergence of certain algae, what nutrients are missing the experienced underwater gardener.
For example, green algae are [...]
Fissidens fontanus
Echinodorus tenellus
Juncus repens
Juncus repens, einzelner Halm
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Special features of the facility:
even collected stones of various sizes (lumps to Split) from Switzerland / Bernese Oberland, probably Dolomite. The stones harden the water with both calcium and magnesium.
Aquarium equipment:
2x 26w Solar Duo Boy with an illumination time of 8 hours. Is illuminated from 10:00 clock is 18.00. The backlight comes from 10.00 bis 13.00 clock it.
Eheim Classic 2211 external canister filter, equipped with filter sponge, only about 1/3 of the filter
DIY acrylic -and- A outlet, the inlet filter was made with equipped with filter sponge Ansaubkorb safe for shrimps -and young fish

Since just high-performance filter media (such as sintered glass, activated carbon, but also too much filter fleece) the plants too many nutrients escape (particularly nitrate and iron), my filter run with as little filter material. The colonization ability of degrading bacteria is transferred into the pool itself, through plant mass and furnishings. Stark planted aquariums can even completely without filters (only with current pump) or with very little filter material operate (keyword Gering filtering).
The flow in the basin also plays an important role in terms of nutrients. My filter all run unthrottled and are considered classic überdimensoniert for the pool, so that nutrients in complete aquarium can be well distributed through a good flow. Especially dense plant populations or large hardscape structures forming stagnant zones so that it then selectively can come in the pelvis to a nutrient deficiency.
Other equipment:
Dennerle Crystal Line CO2 long-term test Mini
Co2 pressure gas system of Aquamas with a 500g bottle -> Dennerle CO2 Crystal Line bubbler with built-in check valve -> J-Pipe -> Atomizer
The system runs simultaneously with the lighting with 1 bubble per second
At night the pool as a precaution (and all of my pelvis at the time) via distribution is vented to a Tetra Tec diaphragm pump. Through much plant mass and short lighting times it may well come in individual cases to lack of oxygen during the dark phase.
For automatic fertilization a Gro Tec Tech III is in use
no heater
all hoses and suction cups are kept in transparent
Der Atomizer in Aktion
Co2 Dauertest
AR Spezial N Nitratdünger
AR Spezial Flowgrow + EL Ferro Eisendünger eigene Mischung
- 6x Brachygobius xanthomelas - Mini / Burma Goldringelgrundel
Origin: Burma
Size: 2cm
Style description: preferred medium hard water with many stone constructions and hiding, because the males form small territories. A salt addition is not necessary.
- Planorbarius corneus - blue Ramshorn snails
Origin: Unknown
Size: 2cm
Style description: hermaphrodite, very colorful snails that feed on algae, sludge, dead plant residue, etc.. A prima rest exploiters in the aquarium.
- Approximately 100x Caridina cf. cantonensis sp -. Blonde to deep blue Tiger OE
Origin: Germany
Size: 3cm
Style description: Blue tiger shrimp have a blue color, often with orange eyes. The 5 typical tiger stripes are seen normally on each tiger shrimp. There are colorless (blonde), light blue, blue and dark blue (deep blue) tiger prawns.
- Clithon sp -. Antlers snails
Origin: Indonesia
Size: 2cm
Style description: This little racing snail is one of the most effective algae annihilator, which primarily resides on Hardsubtrat. For breeding you need brackish water.

-10x Oryzias mekongensis - rice fish
Origin: Thailand
Size: 3cm
Style description: peaceful, somewhat shy schooling fish. Lives more surface-oriented. The males have a red / black colored tail fin, females are somewhat colorless.
- From time to time Pseudmugil furcatus young for rearing
Oryzias Weibchen eiertragend
Oryzias mekongensis Männchen
Oryzias mekongensis
Deep Blue Tiger OE
Besatz im Aquarium A rolling stone gathers no moss
Besatz im Aquarium A rolling stone gathers no moss
Besatz im Aquarium A rolling stone gathers no moss
blaues Posthörnchen
Caridina parvidentata?
Besatz im Aquarium A rolling stone gathers no moss
Brachygobius xanthomelas
Water parameters:
Temperature: about 22 °
pH: approximately 7
Co2 after durability test: 30
NH4: <0.05
NO2: <0.01
NO3: 15
PO4: 0.2
Fe: 0.05
GH: 12
KH: 7
MG: 20

weekly water changes of 50%
Dry food:
Sera Micron dust feed
Cyclop Eeze
gefriergetrockenetes Lining (Daphnia, Tubifex, Artemia, red Muelas)
Wafer - tablets for bottom dwellers
Tetra Tips adhesive tablets - Albuminous
Carrot Sticks

Frozen Food:
white mosquito larvae, Tubifex

Live food:
Brine shrimp larvae, daphnia, tubifex, black mosquito larvae, Drosophila

otherwise: dried banana leaves, cherry leaves, alder cones
Further information:
General references:
Basin of July 2010 in the category "Invertebrates"
Basin of July 2010 in the category "Asia / Australia"
-1. Place Flowgrow Photo Contest 2010
-Participation At ASE Contest 2011 in Nano Category
Basin of June 2011 in the category "aquascaping"
-Aquascaping For wasserflora.de
All photos were taken with a Canon EOS 450D