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Thommys Malawiwelt
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
120 x 50 x 50 = 300 liters ~ 79 gallons (us)
Specific features:

releasing it again:

looking at my nursery

everything to know about Malawi offspring can be found in my
Malawi nursery,

who needs just junior Report,


next Exchange appointments in Hamburg: [/ i

For details below :-)))


Aquarium one-off production, bead bonded, central web additionally glued on the installation of the rear and side walls

> Lake Malawi <

Lake Malawi has a north-south stretch of almost 600 kilometers and a maximum width of 80 km. Lake Malawi is a mountain lake, its surface is 474 m above sea level. He is the third largest lake in Africa. Its maximum depth is about 700 m. Meanwhile, more than 600 different cichlid species have been described from Lake Malawi. In Malawi, there are several islands. Three littoral states are on Lake Malawi. The north-east coast and a very small part of the northern West Coast among Tanzania. The Mid-Atlantic Region is one of Mozambique. Almost the entire western coast and part of the southern coast bordering Malawi. In Tanzania and Mozambique of Malawi is also now known as Lake Nyasa yet.

> The water of Lake Malawi <

The water temperature is depending on the depth of 23-27 degrees Celsius. The pH is about 7.6 to 8.3. The total hardness of the water is about 4 to 6 degrees German hardness, the carbonate hardness 6 to 8 degrees.

> Habitat mbunas <

Especially the rocky zone provides Mbunas an optimal habitat. The term Mbuna one summarizes a group cichlids whose dissemination is strictly limited to the scree and rocks zone, since they are used as nursery eaters only there their food. The nursery scrape the Mbunas from using different techniques from the substrate; you can find on the rocky ground abundant small animals and plankton. This diverse habitat consists mostly of steep rocky shores and underwater reefs. The males usually live spatial fidelity and defend small territories such as crevices and small caves. Mbunas leave their rocky habitat rarely. Sandy substrates are extremely rare überschwommen. Due to these rock orientation have formed many different types and geographical races in the course of evolution. Most Mbunas are quite small and because of their very popular with aquarists Frabenpracht at 7 cm to 13 cm. The Mbuna group consists of 12 different genera. Most commonly found in the genera Cynotilapia aquarists Mbunas, Iodotropheus, Labeotropheus, Labidochromis, Melanochromis and Pseudotropheus.

> DIET OF mbunas <

As our herbivores have longer intestines than carnivores, it is obvious that a too fatty food can quickly cause problems. I feed my entire Mbuna`s exclusively with Flakes and Flakes, that is adapted to their needs. This food works naturally, color boosting. For a change, I'll feed between cucumber, lettuce or live food (newly hatched brine shrimp, water fleas or bloodworms). Perhaps like now now some think that this is a very monotonous feeding, which I want to bring to that perch tend to quickly Überfressung.

Aquarium am Morgen 1
Aquarium am Morgen 2
Aquarium Bild 1
Aquarium Bild 2
Aquarium Bild 3
Aquarium am Tag 1
Aquarium am Tag 2
Aquarium mit Mondlicht 1
Aquarium mit Mondlicht 2
Aquarium decoration:

Sand (washed)

0.1 to 0.4 mm grain size

15 kg


1 Anubia

Anubia Mutterpflanze
Anubia nana Bonsai
Crinum natan
Special features of the facility:

selbgebaute AQ rear wall and side walls with caves AQ-

homemade bricks with cavities

the construction of the rear wall and the stones can be found now in my blog

2 freestanding mountains

Steine Beton 2
Steine Epoxidharz + Farbe 1
fertige Steine
2 neue Gebirge, freistehend
fertige freistehende Gebirge
Höhlen in den Gebirgen
freistehendes Gebirge links
freistehendes Gebirge rechts
Rohbau Rück- und Seitenwände
Rückwand farbig gestaltet
Rückwand von unten
Rück- und Seitenwände werden eingeklebt
fertig eingebaute Rück- und Seitenwände
Aquarium equipment:
for the simulation of
Sunrises and sunsets,
Moonrise and sunsets,
I finally get the new controllable LEDs


LED lightbar, Solar Stinger, Sunstrip, adjustable,
"daylight" 20 watts, length 1000 mm

LED lightbar, Solar Stinger, Sunstrip, adjustable,
"Deep Blue" 20 watts, length 1000 mm

Computer ProfiLux II Light D of GHL

Days Rhythmuses the two lightbar:
Here are my preliminary programming

08.30 clock Deep Blue 00%
09.30 clock Deep Blue 30%
10.30 clock Deep Blue 00%

10.00 clock Daylight 00%
11.00 clock Daylight 35%
12.00 clock Daylight 70%
19.30 clock Daylight 70%
20.30 clock Daylight 35%
21.30 clock Daylight 00%

21.00 clock Deep Blue 00%
22.00 clock Deep Blue 30%
23.00 clock Deep Blue 00%

In order to explain:
eg in the period 21-22 clock drives the Compuer slow the brightness from 0 to 70 percent, or in the period of 12 to 19.30 clock it keeps the 70 percent you would take the time to 19.30 clock from the programming out he would already by 12 clock to start again the brightness to 35% to settle down slowly,

1. timer for daylight from 09.55 clock to 21.35 clock
2. switch for the deep blue of 08.25 Clock to 10.35 and 20.55 to 23.05 clock clock

outside those hours the outlets are switched off completely from the computer, as well as the shutdown of the LED bar to 0% it does not completely off,

both beams are installed in a GLO- lightbar, small drawback, it fits only one bar with the provided adapter bracket in the T5 version and not both, so that you have to both bind to each other,


JBL, mChristal e1500, 1500l / h, filter contents 12 l, 35 watts of power

Water change weekly 50%

Other equipment:

EHEIM- heating rod 200W, adjustable,

Flow pump hydor nano; 4.5 W, 900 l / h,

Centrifugal Pump PRO FLOW maxi 750 by JBL, 7.5 W, 670 l / h, with pre-filter,

3 timers,

AquaCristal UV-C Water, Series 2, 11W, 600- 1000 l AQ, 150- 350 l / h switched on via switch 11 to 21.30 clock

Marina- Aqua Minder (Programmable unit for monitoring of the aquarium)
Audible and visual alarm for:
- A max. and min. Temperature,
- Timetable for water changes,
- Timetable for filter maintenance,
- Schedule for the system check,
- With digital display and red warning lamp,

EHEIM- feeding machine (for the holidays)
- Dual-chamber technology,
- Digital programming, separately for both feed chambers,

JBL test sets for measuring the water values,
pH, Fe, KH, NO2 and NO3,

JBL Einzeltest's for Cu and GH,

 Leuchtbalken GLO
LED Lichbalken in dem Globalken
Technik im Aquarium Thommys Malawiwelt
LED- Lichtbalken
Trafos für die beiden LED- Balken
ProFilux II- light D, Minicomputer
JBL, mChristal Profi e1500
UV- C Cleaner
Technik 1
Technik 2
Technik 3
Wassertester 1
Wassertester 2
Wassertester 3
Futterautomat EHEIM

1/4 Labidochromis Caeruleus "Yellow", mbuna

1/5 pseudotropheus saulosi, mbuna

1/4 Cynotilapia Afra "Cobue" mbuna, tomboy youth

2/4 Synodontis petricola

> Profiles of my residents <
Labidochromis Caeruleus "Yellow" mbuna
Beck size from 100 cm from 200 L
Size: M 11 cm, W 9 cm
Hiking in depth ca.20-25 m through the rocks (no ground formation)
eastern. Malawi,
Lining: insectivores, crustacean, nursery-eater
Attitude: at least 1/3
Behavior: Peaceful, restrained residents
Special features: easy to maintain,
Pseudotropheus saulosi, mbuna
Beck size from 160 liters, 150 cm,
Size: M 9 cm, W 8 cm,
Sediment Free rock biotope, 5- 25 m depth,
East Coast Malawi (Taiwan Reef)
Lining: algae and invertebrates,
Attitude min. 1/3,
Behavior: white to compete with larger Roommates in pool,
Special features: easy to maintain,
Cynotilapia Afra "Cobue" mbuna, tomboy youth
Beck size from 100 cm from 200 L
Size: males 9 cm, females slightly smaller
Origin: central and northern part of Malawi hike in about 10 - 15 m depth through the rocks, sediment-free rocky biotope, The males occupy a cave as a solid ground
Lining: nursery eater, spirulinahaltiges granules or Spirulinaflocke, invertebrates such as Artemia and white mosquito larvae
Attitude: at least 1/3
Behavior: females and immature males daytime form large flocks in open water, the males occupy a cave as a solid ground
Synodontis petricola,
Beck size from 250 l,
Size: 11 cm,
Hiking in rubble zone with sandy areas,
Lining: omnivores,
Entertainment: depending on pool size, group of animals,
Reproduction: free spawners,
Cynotilapia afra `cobue` Bock
Cynotilapia afra `cobue` Weibchen
Cynotilapia afra `cobue`
Saulosi Bock 12
Saulosi weib
petricola 3
Petricola 1
Petricola 2
Underground 1
Saulosi Bock 2
Saulis weib tragend
Saulosi Dame hoch tragend
Fischbesatz 14.08.2011 Bild 1
Fischbesatz 14.08.2011, Bild 2
Saulosibock und Afradame 14.08.11
Afra Bock und Dame 14.08.2011
Fischgewimmel 14.08.2011
Water parameters:

Temperature. 25.5 (night) and 26.1 (day) degrees

PH 8.2
KH 8
GH 10
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 18
Fe 0.2
Cu 0

measured with JBL droplets test
Water values ​​are updated every Sunday


JBL Spirulina Flakes Flake

JBL Novo Rift Sticks

JBL Novo Malawi Flake

Veggie Flakes

two times a week:

Vegetables (cucumber or salad)

every 2 to 3 weeks again
Live food / frozen food (water fleas, white or black mosquito larvae, or Artemia)

Further information:

what else I need so:

Water conditioners:

CARE of amtra system or
Biotopol from JBL

Bacterial cultures:

ELOS Aqua Uno (enzymatic complex)


Algae master of amtra system, is no longer actually needed,

Plant Fertilizers:

Ferropol from JBL (liquid), hardly necessary, the plants grow so well

Measurement Kits:

JBL test sets for measuring the water values


Dealer I trust:

Aquarium Tonndorf (Hamburg)
Stein-Hardenberg-Straße 9-13
22045 Hamburg (Wandsbek)
Tel: 040/66 26 46

Christina Kluxen
Breeder for: inter alia,
- Sturisoma aureum (Goldbartstörwels)
- Scalar,
- Shrimp,
- Pelvicachromis pulcher (Kribensis)
Tel. 04101/473366

Uwe Spillmann (breeders for Malawi`s)
Harburger Str. 108 A
27356 Rotenburg, Lower Saxony
Tel. 04261/62280
Malawi Breed Niedersachsen


> Fish market <> fish market <> Fish Exchange <

A fish market and flea market Lurup Aquarium, aquarium -and Terrarienfreunde Lurup
Next dates:
Where: K.- Tucholsky- Gymnasium Eckernförder Str 70, 22769 Hamburg,.
from: always from 9 to 11.30 clock,
Beck Reservation: Hr. Bruggen, Tel. 040/8324887 or 0173/8676029
Reservations for Brewed goods around the aquarium at least 10 days before the stock market

> North German aquarists day <
Aquarium terrarium shop
next appointment:
Ehestorfer Heuweg 14, 21149 Hamburg
on the B73 near the A7 motorway, exit Hamburg-Heimfeld.
Flea market account at D. Steffen Tel. 040/7533493

Stichling- aquarium fish exchanges in Norderstedt
Next dates:
in elementary school Harksheide- South
Glashütte Damm 53a 22850 Norderstedt
Beck Reservation: Petra mouths, Tel 040 5,291,045th

Fish Market Hamburg-Jenfeld
Next dates:
New Times: 10 to 12.30 clock
Elementary school Öjendorfer Damm 8, 20043 Hamburg

Aquarium Stock Exchange "Landhaus Jägerhof" Aquarienfreunde-Stellingen
next appointment:
Ehestorfer Heuweg 14, 21149 Hamburg
on the B73 near the A7 motorway, exit Hamburg-Heimfeld.

Sagittaria- The Vivaristikbörse with ornamental fish, plants & Terraristik
Next Termien:
Exchange Wart: Joachim Logical - Tel .: 040-87608407 - Beck Reservation
EKZ Jenfeld, Rodigallee 303.22043 Hamburg
www .sagittaria.de


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