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Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
180x60x60 = 648 liters ~ 171 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Aquarium with Aqualux cover and 12mm glass in Stoßverklebung from aquariums Bauer.

The cabinet I built myself.

The aquarium itself is at a thermal pad.

Net volume:
Total: 180cm x 60cm x 60cm = 648 liters

Gross is the volume at approximately 590 liters,
of which 570 liters approximate amount of swimming space. (These values ​​I can but unfortunately only guess, because the built-in rear wall is too rich contours to as to be able to do a proper calculation.)
Stand 23.12.12
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Stand 23.12.12
Stand 23.12.12
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
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Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
- 20 kg of fine, dark brown aquarium gravel 2-3mm
- 10 black pebbles with brown mottling
- 15 kg sandstones
- 4x vineyard snail shells
- 3x no-name rock modules (No manufacturer known)
Plants:
- 10x Vallisneria nana - Narrow-sump screw

The Vallisneria nana is suited by its low light requirements especially good for Malawi aquarium and only needs some iron fertilizer.
This variant of Vallisnerien comes in Malawi not in the form.
Special features of the facility:
Rear wall of Aquaterra "Malawi Rock" in sand color.

The side walls and the floor are, among other things, covered with stones module of Pangea.
Hier sieht man die einzelnen Module und die Rückwand nach der installation
Dekoration im Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Hohle Module links
Landteil Malawikrabbe
Landteil Malawikrabbe
Landteil für Malawikrabbe
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
LED bar:
07:00 clock - 08:00 clock (morning light / dawn)
08:00 clock - 09:00 clock (Sunrise / transition to daylight)
09:00 clock - 18:30 clock (full daylight)
18:30 clock - 19:00 clock (dusk / sunset)
19:30 clock - 07:00 clock (moonlight)
Filtration:
A combination of biological and mechanical filtration.

1x Fluval Fx 5 (biological filter)
Equipped with sintered glass and the foam filter of Fx5

Technical Specifications:
For aquariums up to 1500 liters
Pump capacity: 3500 l / h
Circulating: 2300 l / h
Filter volume: 20 liters
Head (max.): 3.3m
230-240 V / 50 Hz / 48 W
Dimensions L 43cm B 38cm H 54cm

The 600 liter net volume are filtered by the Fx5 about four times in an hour.
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1x JBL Cristal Profi E1500 (Mechanical Filter / Quick filter / Chemical filter)
Equipped with filter sponges and Sera Phosvec- and silicates Clear granulate

For aquariums up to 600 liters
Circulating: 1500 l / h
Filter volume: 12 liters
35 Watt

The E1500 provides a little more than two revolutions per hour
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Short description of filtering:

The E1500 draws water from the area behind the RW and are mechanically filtered water on the left side in front of RW, which is issued right aspirated from Fx5 and biologically filtered through the outlet behind the rear wall.
Other equipment:
1 x circulation pump Tunze 6025
1 x automatic heater from Eheim / hunters for aquariums from 600 to 1,000 liters
2 x JBL UV-C Clarifier Series II / 11 Watt
1 x Jewel digital thermometer

Water heating:

The heater is only needed in the winter and is located behind the rear wall,
the heated water is absorbed by the E1500 and output through the outlet. When the heater is in operation, this night will be switched off for a few hours by a timer.
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UV-C clarifier:

Both UV purification unit located along the walkways of Fx5 and are, so to speak
connected in series. Since the effectiveness of a UV clarifier on the duration and
the intensity with which he "bombards" defines the water, and the Fx5 has an immense flow rate (and I wanted to get this as well), I have decided for two UV clarifiers, so I have the track in the water with UV light shot is doubled. UV - C clarifier should always have at least 11 watts of power.

The clarifiers are 24 hours in operation, the bulbs are then 1x per year
be changed.
Stocking:
Facing:

- Stocking is issued, due to reorganization of the basin, but Beck example is to be maintained
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Artentafel von Malawi-Guru.de
Sciaenochromis Fryeri
Placidochromis electra
Placidochromis Mdoka white lips
Sciaenochromis Fryeri Weibchen mit Placidochromis Mdoka und Sciaenochromis fryeri
Placidochromis electra und Placidochromis Mdoka white lips
Otopharynx lithobates `sulphur head` Bock
Placidochromis electra Bock
Placidochromis phenochilus tanzania Bock
P. phenochilus Mdoka Bock und electra Weibchen
Mdoka und electra Bock
Alonocara saulosi green face
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi rough shore (Nur noch als Beispiel)
Malawikrabbe
Malawikrabbe mit Nachwuchs. Diese Krabbe können nach der Befruchtung mehrmals Nachwuchs
Mein erster Malawi-Krabben Nachwuchs 1. Generation :)
Krabbeliger Nachwuchs ;) (Mittlerweile im Aufzuchtbecken)
Water parameters:
Water temperature:

During the day, 25.2 degrees to 26 degrees
At night, 26 degrees all the way down to 25.2 degrees
(Shutdown of the heater by a timer)

In the summer, I do not need the heater.

Water levels: (Ideal values)
Ph 8 to 8.5
Kh 5-8
Gh 3-8
Nitrite 0.0 mg / l
Nitrate to 25 mg / l
NH3 0 mg / l
NH4 0 mg / l
Phosphate 0 mg / l
Temperature 26 degrees
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My values, determined by the sera test sets.

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Ph 8
Kh 4
Gh 9
Nitrite 0 mg / l
Nitrate 1 mg / l
NH3 0 mg / l
NH4 0 mg / l
Phosphate 0 mg / l

Every Sunday water changes to 50%
Feeding:
Flakes:

Organix Super Color Flakes
Tropical Cichlid Color
Spirulina (Mix I another flake food)
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Granulated food:

Organix Shrimp Sticks
Organix Cichlid Pellets Medium and Small
Sera protein granules
Tropical Cichlid Gran
Tropical Spirulina granulate
Aquatic Nature African Cichlid Energy Food
Aquatic Nature African Cichlid Excel Color
OSI Cichlid Pellets Ocean Stars
Hikari Cichlid Excel
Hikari Cichlid Gold
Hikari Cichlid Staple
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Frozen Food:

Cichlid Mix
Krill
Daphnia
Artemia
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Live food:

Fish that are born in the basin
Artemia
Shrimps
Tubifex
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Other:

Sera FD daphnia
Tropical FD Brine Shrimp

Malawi crab:

Smelts
Clam Meat
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On two days a week is not fed