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Description of the aquarium:
South America
Tank size:
200x60x60 = 720 liters ~ 190 gallons (us)
Wasserwechsel :)
Aquarium aufgelöst
Aquarium aufgelöst
Aquarium decoration:
black sand

since 01:01 bright sand Sandmann

Reason for the change was that there was previously Gammel locations ie if I have ransacked the old sand rose and bubbles on the entire basic stunk.

Schicker advantage is that the discus now look even better because they are much brighter :)
- Echinodorus bleheri
- Needle ledges
- Blyxa japonica
- Crinum calamistratum
- Cryptocoryne Lucens
- Lobelia cardinalis
- Valisnerien
Pflanzen im Aquarium aufgelöst
Pflanzen im Aquarium aufgelöst
Special features of the facility:
2 real Moorkien roots and petrified wood.
Aquarium equipment:

6 x 80 Watt T5 spread over 3 lightbar.
I light about 8 hours with 4 x 80 watts and for 3 hours with 6 x 80 watts.
3 tubes are the Osram warm white and 3 times the Dennerle ColorPlus.
Find the best combo so the colors of the fish perfectly come over there.
Previously I had the Dennerle Special Plant indoors. However bulbs with strong yellow fraction I can not recommend because the discus so quick look brown.


20.12. Have switched to LED lighting.
Thus, I propose equal to 2 birds with one stone :)
1. The light is not so bright
2. The electricity bill is lower.



LED Sunstrip "plant / coral"
• 6/10 15000 ° K LEDs
• 1/10 Royal Blue (460nm) LEDs
• 1/10 orange (610nm) LEDs
• 2/10 red (635nm) LEDs
• For freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
• Particularly good color brilliance in fish, plants and invertebrates.
• Ideal for plants by spectral peaks at 460nm, 615nm and 660nm.
• Very good and natural color rendering CRI> 8


LED Sunstrip "daylight"
• 6500 ° K LEDs
• Ideal for freshwater aquariums.
• Optimal lighting.
• Also suitable as a terrarium lighting.
• Particularly good and natural color reproduction

Are of Econlux, both have 24 Watt and in a couple of days there is to do is to simulate the appropriate regulator to sunrises and sunsets.

Please take it into consideration that I make the pictures with the phone. Therefore, they are always quickly overexposed and it looks as'd light dazzle downright.
Is filtered with 2 Eheim filters.

1. EHEIM professionel 3 electronic 700th
This is only slightly throttled to about 1500 l / h, and serves as a dirt trap. Therefore, to filter materials is almost exclusively Filterwatte indoors and ceramic tubes.
I clean every 4 weeks.

2. EHEIM professionel 3 1200XLT
This I strongly throttled to increase the residence time of the water in the filter. It should run about 1,200 l / h and is equipped with tubes and Siporax.
This is a Termofilter therefore there is no heating element.

If that now something much happens I have to say that you can do 2 so large filter great Discus)
Other equipment:
At night, the pool is additionally pressurized by a diaphragm pump Eheim

CO2 conditioning available. Is not used as the discus react totally sensitive plan.
Symphysodon aequifasciatus 11

8x Rottürkis and 4 x Green Red Mock from the discus breeding Piwowarski

He is referred to as `King of Aquarienfische` because it is extremely majestic with its tranquil swimming behavior. The name stands for the discus especially flattened and almost round body with low but very long fins. The mouth is tiny.

Both sexes can be up to 22 cm long, with so around the 16 - 18 cm of the average score is likely to be, and can be differentiated only on the genital papilla, which is rounded in females.

It is advisable for a permanent welfare a group of about 6-8 animals and thus a larger pool with more than 400 liters.

As for the stocking density so are the ghosts. There are recommendations that even the smallest pool with discus downright cram in order to prevent possible aggressions and to heat the food envy and just as there are the purists keep as few discus.
I myself I have decided for something to remain under the recommendation of my breeder, this was 16 animals, and go so well.

I use the RT now for 10 months and they are around the 17-19 cm tall.
For them, there are already a couple that almost every week has a scrim. Hurry to swim there even has been enough but I'm glad that the has always done its own.

The Green are now for 6 months with me and so are likely to 14 - have 15 cm.
For them there is of course no couples because they are too young for that yet!
Degree they are a real dream. The colors range from yellow to blue depending on how the light falls on it.

At the moment there is no "whipping boy". The aggression, degree of the couple, spread very great. Therefore think that the stocking is just as perfectly and would there now to put any further discus or give what from.

For these two "color variants" I decided since they are both still able to show by what kind of mood they are in strips.

20 Corydoras Aenus green
30 Corydoras Aenus

The metal armored catfish are among the best known members of their species. Their natural circulation area extends over vast territories of South America. There they inhabit soft subtle waters ranges from Venezuela to La Plata.
The body of this armored catfish is covered by bony plates that protect them from attacks by predators. The pectoral fins are reinforced by rigid spines and support the movement of fish on the ground. The coloring may vary and is generally light, with silvery or golden reflections or when the green golden with green stripes on the side.
They feed on all small food particles that settle on the ground and avoid the other fish. To make the food varied, but they should also be fed deliberately. Dried fodder should alternate with frozen food and vegetable food.
These social animals feel most comfortable in small groups of min. 6 animals.
In my's great to see that they never pull together all going but mostly 10er - 15er form groups and looking at these for food.
She should like to dig the ground of the aquarium to be sandy and without sharp edges.
Also shelters of plants or roots may not be missing in an aquarium with mailed catfishes.
One recognizes in them quite easily the females because they are considerably larger and rounder. For me there almost every week Ettlich "nest" on the discs. Especially the water changes seem to motivate them as they start immediately dannach in small 5er squads to pull through the basin (1 girl and the rest gentlemen;)).

It can be found from time to time in the junior pool so that it can be more Corys mitlerweile.


All fish were purchased Para free. Whether they are now of course I do not know.

In future Sturis tower and snails will be added.



The couple there is always [...]
Panzerwels-Armee :)
Besatz im Aquarium aufgelöst
Beim leichen ;) 22.10.2011
18 cm großes Weibchen 06.10.2011
Red Green Spottet 06.10.2011
ca. 16 cm großer Rottürkies 06.10.2011
Die kleinen Monster beim fressen ;)
Water parameters:
Temp 27.9 -. 28.2

KH: 5
GH: 8
pH: 7.0
NO3: 30
NO2: nn
PO4: <0.2
CO2: around 15

I changed weekly 50% water. Filled it is then mixed with tap water + 70 L osmosis water.
Had actually only changed with tap water but softer water will do the plants extremely well.

Feeding is not quite so simple.
They only knew beef heart and can not be easy to try to convince lining.
In fact, (but because after all, all variants) they eat at the moment only beef heart, brine shrimp and red or black Muelas.
I feed 3-5 times a day and it 1 time with heart.

Hab wrestled with me a long time because I wanted to feed no heart. Property me then but decided because they like to eat it and in the heart mixes everything is mixed in vitamins and minerals which my discus need that.
If the animals are fully grown I will get used to different food. The reason that I do not do it now, is that I had to let them go hungry so they eat other food.
But I do not want to do as long as they are still growing.

Well ... as you can see hopefully they are top fit and is the most important;)

At present food would otherwise have 6 different kinds of granules, 2 different. Flakes, Mysis, clams, frozen shrimp, and much more. Unfortunately, everything is not respected ...

The Corys eat the same as the discus and get 2x a week Forage tablets and 1 x week a fruit or vegetable.


As previously described, I had some difficulties with the feed so they really knew only heart. Meanwhile, I have but managed to make it to the feed.
Thus, the new food list for the Discus looks like this:

- Artemia
- Benker shrimp
- Benker discus Royal
- Mysis
- White muelas

- Survivors Enchytraeen

Granule or flake food will continue to be ignored ... But they are free :) heart
Further information:

Gravel fertilizer: Borneo Wild Boost

Liquid fertilizer: Tropica Liquid, EasyCarbo

After the conversion of the fertilizer the plants grow again quite well.