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King Kong - Big Daddy - Der Vater meiner King Kongs und Pandas
Description of the aquarium:
Tank size:
60x30x30 = 54 liters ~ 14 gallons (us)
Specific features:
- Species pool - breeder pool

The pool itself is a commercially available 54-basins of Tetra (no AquaArt!), In which I glued two pieces of glass to separate. The separation runs only above ground filter, so that the whole pool has an associated constructed wetland system. So I have on the ground a filter system with 8 liters volume on (rest / net) 46 liters of water.
I have also separated by the discs Beck parts with U-shaped tube systems connected to the network have also above the ground filter. The hose ends are naturally covered with very tighter gases (filter bags), so although the water flow, however, can slip through no shrimp offspring.

The pool may seem sparse or even planted inadequate for some eyes, however, the establishment of my breeders ambitions is the best way. The shrimp feel with my type of care very well. To see the extremely bright colors of the animals and also to see the Vermehrungsfreudigkeit.

Furthermore, I have omitted on purpose to disguise the rear wall!

The backgrounds for this form of Beck design you can read in my blog:

Shrimp death - why I prefer to set up the form "breeders basin" in shrimp.

Tetra 54L (no AquaArt!)

The pool is in the basement on a Karlie aquarium cabinet.

The pool runs at this ground since 05.2011.
Becken am 21.08.2011
Das Becken (leer) im Kaufzustand am 18.05.2011
Das Becken (leer) nach Einkleben der Trennscheiben
Das Becken (leer) nach Einkleben der Trennscheiben
Nach Einkleben der Trennscheiben mit Bodenfilter
Nach Einkleben der Trennscheiben mit Bodenfilter
Becken mit Bodenfilter und Bodengrund (leer)
Becken am 23.05.2011 frisch befüllt
Linke Kammer (Paarungs-Suite) - 10cm breit
Mittlere Kammer (Taiwan-Suite) - 25cm breit
Rechte Kammer (F1-Suite) - 25cm breit
Technik im offenen Becken: Ein Luftheber pro Kammer und ein Luftsprudelstein pro
Becken mit Schläuchen und Lufthähnen (3-Wege) von hinten
Technik im Unterschrank incl. Membranluftpumpe Tetratec APS400
HIROSE Volcamia Green - Bodensubstrat (Soil)
Aquarium decoration:
8 kg (about 8 liters) - Hirose Volcamia Green - soil substrate (soil)
Grain: 2 - 4 mm
Color: beige-brown
This ground of various baked earth lowers the carbonate hardness (KH) and the pH value permanently. A pH of less than 7 must be set 2 and to avoid ammonia - for Red Bee breeding in pools should a carbonate hardness (KH) of 0. In Taiwan Bee`s the pH should be even deeper. If the measured total hardness (GH) of these values ​​is less than 5 ° dH, I will raise with Shirakura Liquid Mineral Ca + this something because it can otherwise lead to molting problems.
HIROSE Volcamia Green - soil substrate (soil) does not contain any fertilizer additives. The very porous structure provides a very large surface area and thus habitat for the settlement of important micro-organisms. In connection with the built-leach the soil substrate, providing an optimum condition for Red Bee's.
Other advantages, according to shrimp Gümmer:
- Reduces algae growth
- Healthy and vigorous growth in plants
- Crystal clear water, odorless
Java moss - Vesicularia dubyana
(Staked on Dennerle crusta Tubes)
Genus: Taxiphyllum
Family: Hypnaceae
Continent: Asia
Region: Southeast
Height: 5+ cm
Width: Unspecified
Light requirements: medium-high
Temperature: 15-28 ° C
pH: 5.0-9.0
Water hardness: very soft-very hard
Propagation: division
Growth: slowly

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Moss balls - Cladophora Aegagropila
Genus: Cladophora
Family: Department green algae (Cladophoraceae)
Continent: Asia, Europe
Region: Asia, Central and Eastern Europe
Height: 3-15 cm
Width: 3-15 cm
Light requirements: very low-high
Temperature: 5-28 ° C
pH: 6.0-9.0
Water hardness: medium-hard
Propagation: division, branch. Division of the moss cushion.
Special features: green algal species; Colonies are formed into balls.
Growth: very slow

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Small Rotala / Round-leaved Rotala - Rotala rotundifolia
Genus: Rotala
Family: Lythraceae - purple loosestrife plants
Region: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan
Height: 20-60 cm
Width: 3-5 cm
Light requirements: medium-high (Brighter light promotes the red coloring of the leaf tips.)
Temperature: 18-30 ° C
pH: 5.5-8.0
Water hardness: medium-hard
Reproduction: side shoots, Kopfstecklinge
Growth: fast-medium
Special features of the facility:
2x in the major departments Dennerle NanoDecor crusta Tubes - 3 small tube
(Ceramic tubes for shrimp and crabs)
3x flowerpot saucer made of clay as a feed bowl
Dennerle NanoDecor Crusta Tubes - 3er Röhre klein
Aquarium equipment:
Standard lighting in the cover
Sylvania Luxline Plus T8 F15W / 865 Daylight Deluxe
Color Temperature: 6500Kelvin
Luminous flux: 900 lm (lumens)

Lighting time of 9:30 clock - 21:30 clock.
Saturday: Full light (rainy)
LifeTech soil filter (air operated) with a telescopic riser in each department (ie a total of 3).
In the riser is an integrated Sprudelstein so unlike conventional air lifters transport the smaller bubbles more water with upward. The riser is on individual base plates. These are variable plugged together and have a measure of 14 x 7 cm each. The weep holes are 2 mm wide.

In connection with the HIROSE Volcamia Green bottom substrate (soil), the entire ground becomes a biological filter with 8 liters filling volume !!!
From Japanese master breeders a filter volume of at least 5 liters is recommended at 60 liters tank contents. That would be projected for the 54-liter tank 4.5 liter filter volume. So I'm with the ground even at almost twice the volume filter as recommended.

In addition, soil filters are for keeping and breeding shrimps, as emerging pollutants are sucked out through excreta and uneaten food down and young shrimp can not be sucked in.

- Diaphragm air pump Tetratec APS400 for pools of 250-600 liters
Air flow: 400 l / h
Power: 4.5 Watt
- 2x Safety check valve JBL
- 2x Europet air valve, 3-way, metal, 4/6 mm
- 3x air Sprudelstein
Other equipment:
Heater Jäger 3603 75W for aquariums from 60-100l
2x aquarium thermometer
- 1x for the lap portion, in which the heating element is mounted. 1x for an outer lap portion, to check whether the water there was also the temperature.
Personal protection plug Schwabe RCD01 (To protect against electrical accidents)

Meters for water tests:
- Voltcraft pH measuring stick PHT-01 ATC by Conrad
- Voltcraft conductivity measuring stick LWT-01 by Conrad

Mini Net Dennerle Nano Shrimp Net
Ironing-net shape, 5 cm, white with telescopic handle (24-62 cm) of stainless steel.
Ideal as a selection Nets for shrimp in small aquariums.
Voltcraft ph-Messstick PHT-01 ATC & Voltcraft Leitwert-Messstick LWT-01
Personenschutzstecker Schwabe RCD01
Shirakura Liquid Mineral Ca+
Shirakura Ebi Dama, Tüte 80g
Aufzuchtfutter Chi Ebi
Trockenfutter JBL Novo Prawn, TetraCrusta Menu & JBL Premium Spirolina
Trockenfutter Wilo-Granulatfutter
von oben links nach unten rechts: Paprika-Chrisp, Brennessel-Sticks, Spinat-Sticks,
Taiwan Bee's - Caridina cf. cantonensis
Including drawings, like:
King Kong
Wine Red

The origin is here unclear, since it is "grown" versions of Caridina cf. cantonensis and not naturally occurring variant. The speculation of origin go here of spontaneous mutations of bee shrimp breeding over from Red Bee's, Black and White Bee's Bee's to New Varieties of bee shrimp and tiger shrimp. There are breeders, who maintain that the Bee's come from Taiwan. Others argue that they have their origin in Germany. The origin goes but in most of these speculations back to the sole action of the Caridina cf. cantonensis.

For crossbreeding:
The following listed animals is F1 + animals.
This means that these already resulting from multiple cross between Taiwanese and normal bee shrimp. Which in turn at a Keuzung these animals leads to F1 + and Taiwan-young.

Red Bee shrimp / Red Bee - Caridina cf. cantonensis
Red Bee - K4 classification (according to the Logemännern) / Grade A - 3-band
Red Bee - Classification K6 (according to Logemännern) / Grade S - V-belt

Black bee shrimp / Black Bee - Caridina cf. cantonensis
Black Bee - Classification K6 (according to Logemännern) / Grade S - V-belt
Black Bee - Classification K10 / Grade SS - No Entry Sign

The original form of the bee shrimp color is the black and white type, native to China - from the mountainous regions near Hong Kong.
The red and white color form a breeding.
Size of the animals: to 3 cm
Recommended water values ​​according to the literature:
Temp .: 20 - 27 ° C, preferably 24 - 25 ° C
GH: 3 ° - 16 ° dH, better than 5 ° dH
KH: up to 12 ° dH, better 0 ° - 2 ° dH
pH: 6.0 to 7.8, better than 7
Panda Nachwuchs
Panda Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
Panda Nachwuchs
Panda Nachwuchs
Panda Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
Panda Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
Wine Red
Wine Red
Wine Red mit Mini Panda Nachwuchs
schwarze F1+Dame mit Eiern
schwarze F1+Dame mit Eiern
schwarze F1+Dame mit Eiern
rote F1+Dame mit Eiern
rote F1+Dame mit Eiern
rote F1+Dame mit Eiern
F1+er Bock
F1+er und Panda Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs Mini
King Kong Nachwuchs Mini an der Scheibe beim Aufwuchs fressen
F1+er Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs
Wine Red im Hintergrund / King Kong Nachwuchs Mini und Panda Nachwuchs Mini vorne
Panda Nachwuchs - bläulich geferbt
King Kong Nachwuchs groß und klein nebeneinander
Panda Nachwuchs
Panda Nachwuchs
King Kong Nachwuchs Mini an der Scheibe
King Kong Nachwuchs Mini an der Scheibe
Water parameters:
Temp .: 24 ° C

Measured with JBL Easy Test 5 in 1 strip:
NO3: about 5 mg / liter

Measured with JBL drop tests:
KH: 5 ° dH
GH: 8 ° dH
NO2: nn

Measured with the specified measuring devices:
pH: 6.4
Conductance: 260 ĩS

After almost five years shrimp attitude I think copper measurements in terms of shrimp in my tank superfluous.
For this I ask to read my next blog:

Shrimp and copper
Fed only once every 2-3days.
On Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays
with the following feed in exactly the recurring order:
- Dried fodder JBL Premium Spiro Lina (flakes)
- Dried fodder JBL Novo Prawn (beads) - very proteinaceous!
- Dried fodder Shirakura Ebi Dama (Index A)
- Feed pellets (Index B)
- Dried fodder TetraCrusta Menu

Index A)
- Shirakura Ebi Dama, bag 80g
(Contains seaweed, spirulina, chlorella, natural vitamins and minerals is rich in amino acids.)

Index B)
Here different feed pellet varieties are served in a recurring sequence:
- Dandelion Sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Nettle sticks
- Chili Chrisp (dried peppers)
- Spinach sticks

For the young:
2 * per week: rearing feed Chi Ebi

Fresh vegetables: cucumber, zucchini, peppers and broccoli, salad, dandelion leaves (scalded)
Seemandelbaumblätter - Terminalia catappa
Alder cones of alder - Alnus glutinosa

Seemandelbaumblätter - Terminalia catappa
Alder cones of alder - Alnus glutinosa

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JBL Novo Prawn dry food and frozen and live food should be fed sparingly because quite rich in
Proteins. Too many proteins can lead to faster growth, which means more frequent molting. Before each
However, skinning must accumulate strength and the corresponding materials the shrimp. Otherwise, the shrimp, in the
Molting die!
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Frozen food or live food I'll feed not more shrimp because I as well as others known to me shrimp farmers think am that there are too many germs can be introduced with. If proteinaceous feed, then the above dry foods, since the production is carried out controlled!
Or even the use of decapsulated Artemia eggs has proven itself in me.
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Further information:
Water change:
2 * per week - Wednesdays and Saturdays:
about 20% -> about 9 liters (calculated on the water-net filling volume).
Ins exchange water before filling the addition of Easy-Life fluid filter medium.

Shirakura Liquid Mineral Ca +
is given as needed when the total hardness (GH) is too low (below 5 ° dH).
This addition results for the shrimp to vital minerals and raises the total hardness (GH) on. In very soft water, it can quickly lead to a lack of minerals in the shrimp. As a result, the animals may suffer from loss of color and skinning problems get. The nitrification microorganisms in the filter gravel can under 5 ° dH are inactive and it comes as a result in a deterioration of water quality at a total hardness (GH). For breeding bee shrimps a carbonate hardness (KH) of 0 - 2 is recommended and to avoid ammonia, a pH of less than 7. At these values, the overall hardness (GH) is normally too low. The hardness increase deaths are avoided in the shrimp and strengthened the tank.
The carbonate hardness (KH) is not changed by Shirakura Liquid Mineral.
Adding approximately after every fourth water change.