Logo Top Aquariums


Get inspired to create your own beautiful tank(s)
Description of the aquarium:
South America
Tank size:
120x40x50 = 240 liters ~ 63 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The basin comes from Aqua Boro from Augsburg. It is a standard aquarium with the dimensions 120x40x50, glass thickness: 0.8. It has an aluminum cover and the matching cabinet. I've painted white.

I am pleased about seriously meant advice, ideas and reviews ...
Aquarium Tümpel
Wie alles begann...
im Juli 2010
Becken am 21.03.2011
Aquarium decoration:
brighter aquarium gravel about 1 mm, 7 cm high
Alternanthera reineckii
This plant needs plenty of light, so that the growth and the dark red color of the leaves are guaranteed. In open aquariums it grows willingly on the surface, and as with most demanding plants a CO2 addition promotes growth significantly. A lack of micronutrients leads to significantly paler leaves. Form on each node fine white roots, they serve the needed additional nutrient uptake and may not therefore be cut. Like other stem plants, it is only in groups to their best advantage. [tropica.dk]
Family: amaranthaceae - Amaranthaceae
Continent: South America
Region: South America
Height: 15-40 cm
Width: 10-15 cm
Light requirements: high-very high
Temperature: 17-28 ° C
pH: 5.0-7.0
Water hardness: soft-medium
Growth: slowly

Mayaca fluviatilis
The River Moss herb is widespread in tropical and subtropical America from the southeastern United States to Argentina. This delicate moss-like stem plant growing both emersed and submerged and often occurs at the edge of black water streams. The species is variable, there are forms with slightly differing characteristics.

This plant prefers the aquarium soft water with a pH in the acidic range, but can be kept even in harder water. It is also a good indicator of iron, because in case of low Fe content, the shoot tips of the plant color bright, which can be corrected by iron therapy immediately but. A good nutritional balance is therefore very important. They, too, needs sufficient amounts of CO2 as well as good lighting. [flowgrow.de]
Family: Mayacaceae - Mayacagewächse
Continent: North America, South America
Height: 20-50 cm
Width: 1-2 cm
Light requirements: medium-very high
Temperature: 22-28 ° C
pH: 6-8
Water hardness: very soft-hard
Growth: quickly

Valisneria spiralis
Vallisneria spiralis is a "classic", well-known since the early days of hunting and aquarium plants. It is in Africa, Asia and the warmer parts of Europe (eg Italy) in stationary and flowing water spreads. The species name "spiralis" refers not to twisted leaves, but the flower stems, which (as with all other Vallisneria species) after the fading of the female flower spirally twisted and flowering pulls down thereby. The commercially spiralis as V. run plants can be very different in length, but usually it is flat-leaf (unrotated) forms a relatively narrow leaves. [flowgrow.de]
Family: Froschbissgwächse - Hydrocharitaceae
Continent: Originally North Africa and Southern Europe
Region: tropics, subtropics
Height: 40-60 cm
Width: 5 cm
Light requirements: low-medium
Temperature: 15-30 ° C
pH: 6.5-7.5
Water hardness: soft-medium
Growth: quickly

Echinodorus magdagalensis
A plant with bright green leaves that form a good contrast to the darker aquarium plants. Makes for good conditions foothills, which spread across the floor. If they are similar between stones plants, their growth is dense. She gets very bright leaves, is a lack of micronutrients. There is some confusion about the name of the plant, so it is, for example, under the name Echinodorus bolivianus var. Magdalenensis commercially. [tropica.dk]
Family: alismataceae - Alismataceae
Continent: South America
Region: Brazil, Rio Xingu
Height: 5-15 cm
Width: 15-20 cm
Light requirements: low-medium
Temperature: 22-28 ° C
pH: 6.5-7.5
Water hardness: soft-medium
Growth: quickly

Echinodorus latifolius
As a marsh plant has Echinodorus palaefolius var. Latifolius round leaves with a horizontal leaf base. In the aquarium, the plant grows easily out of the water. To prevent this by removing the long leaves that have reached almost at the water surface. Thus, the next leaves are shorter and the plant will remain under water. In open aquariums it can grow above water, but the leaf margins dry at low humidity [...]
Pflanzen im Aquarium Tümpel
im Juli 2010
31.01.2011 Papageienblatt
31.01.2011 Echinodorus bleheri
31.01.2011 Echinodorus latifolius
Pflanzen im Aquarium Tümpel
Pflanzen im Aquarium Tümpel
Special features of the facility:
3D back wall 120x50 Basic (immitierte rock wall / slate wall)
two lianas
several lava (Tenerife)
two Lavalochsteine
Cocos two Cavas
a mangrove root
Dekoration im Aquarium Tümpel
31.01.2011 Moos auf Cocos I.
31.01.2011 Moos auf Cocos II.
Aquarium equipment:
1x Osram Lumilux Cool White 38W 840

1x Dennerle ColorPlus 38W

06:00 clock - 19:00 clock

30 cm strip with 15 blue LED, dimmable via the AC adapter

19:00 clock - 22:00 clock
External filter:
Eheim professionel 3e 450
Delivery rate 1700 l / h max.
Power: 10-35 Watt
Filter volume: 6.6 liter
Foam, zeolite, peat, cotton wool, SUBSTRATpro, filter sponge
Other equipment:
JBL UV-C water 18W
Resun bar heater 300W
Dennerle Digital pH controller 588 Comfort
CO2 system with flippers and a 1.5 kg CO2 bottle
Check valve, solenoid valve and pressure reducer comes from valves Store Richard Taube
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
Technik im Aquarium Tümpel
25 neon tetra
Origin: South America. Headwaters small clear-water streams of the Peruvian rainforest.
Features: length to 4 cm, females slightly plumper.
Attitude: schooling fish (less than 10 animals). Sinks looser planting. No flash lighting.
Lining: All small foods such as fine flake food, food tablets, Artemia and fine live food.
Temperature: 20-26 ° C
pH: 5.0-7.5
Total Hardness: 2-25 ° dGH

3 Glowlight (be non-stocking)
Origin: South America. Shady waters of the Essequibo River in Guyana areas. Features: length to 4 cm, males slightly smaller and slimmer than the females.
Attitude: schooling fish (8-10 animals). Pools with dense vegetation, as well as space for swimming.
Lining: live food, like mosquito larvae, small crustaceans or water fleas. Also fine flake food.
Temperature: 24-28 ° C
pH: 6.0-7.8
Total Hardness: 5-12 ° dGH

7 Bronze Corydoras, albino
Origin: South America. Soft subtle water areas. From Venezuela to the Rio de la Plata.
Features: Length 6-8 cm, females plumper.
Entertainment: group of at least 5 animals in tanks with soft ground and shelter to rest..
Lining: fodder with live food (Tubifex) alternate and vegetable food.
Temperature: 24-28 ° C
pH: 6.0-7.8
Total Hardness: 2-20 ° dGH

3 catfish, veil form (1m / 2w)
Origin: South America. In the catchment area of ​​the Amazon.
Features: length 14 cm, males with `Antennen` (tentacle-like skin tag) at the top.
Attitude: Pairwise in aquariums with many tree roots for chipping. Root and cave hideouts.
Lining: green and dry fodder. Algae and nursery eaters.
Temperature: 22-28 ° C
pH: 6.0-7.8
Total Hardness: 5-25 ° dGH

1 needle Wels
Origin: South America. Tranquil river in the Amazon region.
Features: length 20 cm, with males slightly wider extension of the muzzle and with short bristles..
Attitude: in pairs in pools with lots of wood (roots) and long-leaved aquatic plants, if possible veralgt.
Lining: algae and the small organisms thereon. Forage, feed tablets and fine live food.
Temperature: 23-27 ° C
pH: 6.0-7.5
Total Hardness: 3-10 ° dGH

2 Segelflosser (1m / 1w)
Origin: South America. Catchment area of ​​the Amazon from Peru to the Guyana countries.
Features: length up to 15 cm and height up to 25 cm, older males with a brawny acting head part.
Attitude: In groups, in high basins with large roots and hardy plants, such as Vallisneria species.
Lining: Live and Frozen Food (eg mosquito larvae) and high quality dry food. Plant-based foods.
Temperature: 24-30 ° C
pH: 6.0-7.5
Total hardness 5-15 ° dGH

2 (Peckoltia sp. Bought as L-15)
Panaqolus sp. aff. maccus I guess. Code: LDA 67 (L162)

Origin: South America. Xingu River in Brazil.
Features: Length 12-15 cm, males with long odontodes (thorn or prickle-like skin growths).
Attitude: Pairwise in aquariums with many tree roots for chipping. Root and cave hideouts.
Lining: Forage and food tablets. Even small crustaceans frozen food.
Temperature: 24-29 ° C
pH: 6.0-7.5
Total Hardness: 2-15 ° dGH

5 Zebra racing snails / Whelks
Origin: Southeast Asia. Lower reaches and estuary areas of rivers.
Features: size to 3 cm, very variable, both in color and in the pattern of the case.
Attitude: fresh and brackish water. Preferably hard water. Pool with seaweed nursery, for example on the discs.
Lining: seaweed nursery, uneaten food and detritus on the ground.. After acclimatization and Spirulina.
Temperature: 22-28 ° C
pH: 6.8-8.0
Total Hardness: 15-30 ° dGH

2 King Tiger loricariids
Origin: South America. Xingu
Features: length up to 15 cm, the whole body of the male is occupied with odontodes. The female form of Interopercular-odontodes. The Bestachlung is i. A. longer than other Hypancistrien. Male detects [...]
Salmler im Dickicht
Besatz im Aquarium Tümpel
31.01.2011 Peckoltia sp.
31.01.2011 Skalare
die Albino-Gang
Besatz im Aquarium Tümpel
Water parameters:
Temp 25-26 ° C
pH 6.5-6.7
KH 3 ° dKH
GH 5 ° dGH
NO² 0 mg / l
NO³ 15 mg / l
CO² 24-30 mg / l
Fe 0.1 mg / l
PO4 0.25 mg / l
Flake Food: Sera Vipan, TetraRubin
Food Tabs Tetra TabiMin, TetraTips, Tetra PlecoMin
FD foods: Artemia shrimp, bloodworms, daphnia, tubifex, krill
Live food: Artemia, bloodworms in all colors, daphnia
Vegetables: cucumber, pureed frozen peas, salad leaves
Further information:
Water change: Weekly 70l

Deponit NutriBalls - every six months,
Easy-Life Profito - weekly 25ml
Easy-Life Easy Carbo - 5ml daily