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Manado Bay
Description of the aquarium:
Asia / Australia
Tank size:
60*30*40 = 60 liters ~ 15 gallons (us)
Specific features:
I decided with my 3 shrimp basin for a 60 glass which I operate as an open basin.
Manado Bay
Manado Bay
Blick ins Becken
Manado Bay Detail
Sakura Champ Red Nachwuchs
Manado Bay am 20.12.2011
Update 08.01.12
Update 08.01.12
Aquarium decoration:
As substrate I used JBL Manado. This was washed several times with warm water. This is important, since this ground has a reputation aufzuhärten the water if it is not thoroughly washed. So far, the water levels are reasonably stable and I can attest to a healthy plant growth.
Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba:
Hemianthus callitrichoides was not discovered until 2004 by Holger Windeløv near Havana in Cuba and has grown in this short time to one of the most popular foreground plants for natural aquariums. Rightly so, because it applies to a sheet size of 3 millimeters, the smallest aquarium plants in the world and is growing above the ground crawling along in a few weeks to a dense bright green carpet. This plant is fairly easy to maintain; the more light, CO2 and nutrients it receives, the lower and more compact and faster their growth.
Pogostemon helferi:
This decorative plant is suitable with their unique curly leaves and the rapid growth suited for foreground and middleground plants. Pogostemon helferi works best in small groups or in order to put individual accents. It is very easy to hold, the more light, CO2 and nutrients she gets, the lower and more compact and faster their growth.
Rotala rotundifolia:
This Rotala is very easy to maintain and fast to multiply over Kopfstecklinge. With enough light shows all their variety of colors, which can be by varying the fertilizer achieve different results from green to yellow to red. Rotala rotundifolia grows very bushy in good pruning and is ideally suited to selectively set color accents in the rear areas of the aquarium.
Hygrophila pinnatifida:
The Indian Hygrophila pinnatifida develops in the aquarium lobed leaves with brown leather top and maroon underside. The plant forms horizontal side shoots. Tip shoots must be pinched off, so that the compact habit remains. The horizontal lateral shoots like to adhere itself to decorative stones and roots. In smaller groups with a clear background Growth form and color are a very nice eye-catcher. In good lighting conditions, the compact shape is maintained thanks to the moderate growth rate of the plant.
Glossostigma elatinoides:
The plants are often used as a lawn for the foreground. But you need a lot of light, so that they can thrive in water and are therefore not in aquariums with more than 40 cm water level. In addition, they like soft water. To achieve einenen dense vegetation is required regular pruning.
Because the plants are very fine, they can be planted only with tweezers. This works best in fine-grained substrate.
Christmas moss is by its fir-like shoots one of the most attractive aquarium mosses. It grows after a short familiarization fast and very dense.
The moss is perfect for tying on stones or roots. For this, fishing line or nylon cord is best suited. Normal yarn decomposes rapidly under water. For a lawn or a back wall are mesh mats suitable as Befestigung.Die temperature should not exceed 26 degrees. Lots of light, a good supply of nutrients and CO2 are very conducive to the growth.
Ludwigia glandulosa:
Ludwigia glandulosa is a very beautiful red-leaved Ludwigia. You need quite a lot of light, so that leaves and stems are bright red. It thrives best in slightly acidic, soft to medium hard water. Especially decorative it acts when it is planted as a group.
Tonina spec. fluviatilis:
Height 10 - 20cm, water temperature 20-29 ° C, light demand high, pH 5.5 to 7
A very beautiful rare plant that needs a lot of light and iron fertilizer.

more different mosses, moss balls 2
Wüstenwurzel mit Moos und Sakura
HCC Staurogyne repens
Sakura Nachwuchs auf Perlmoos
Tonina fluviatilis
Update 08.01.12
Special features of the facility:
In the basin, there are 2 Dragon rocks and 2 desert roots which have been planted with various mosses. At the bottom is still a slate which is to delimit unplanted area. This is used for lining gift for shrimps and snails to the unconsumed feed better get back out of the pool.
Wüstenwurzel mit Schieferplatte
Wüstenwurzel mit Moos und Sakura
Moos mit Sakura Nachwuchs auf Wurzel
Update 08.01.12
Aquarium equipment:
About the pool I have 60 cm 2x24 Watt T5 (light color: 6500 Kelvin) a top luminaire Twinlight / hanging lamp attached.
Eheim Ecco Pro 300 External Filter:
Energy-saving filter, the most energy-efficient and therefore economical in use external filters in its class. Energy efficient quality external filter with pre-filter for a long service life, efficient with only 5 watts - powerful and efficient.
The maintenance is very easy to make with this filter. Had it been cleaned only 1 time. Filter performance for the small 60 Tetra Aqua style is more than adequate. The filter inlet was taken with a filter sponge shrimp Sure. Filtering performance 750 l / h. The flow is regulated by means of shut-off valve.
Other equipment:
Introduced BIO CO2 from JBL on glass diffuser into the pool. On the advice of Jürgen I have the heater away. The pool is heated in the living room, and should keep the required temperature without heater.
Thanks for the tip Jürgen.
Eheim Ecco Pro
CO2 Einbringung
Sakura Champ
Neocaridina heteropoda `Red`
Early stocking 10 pcs., Junior now approx 15 pcs.
This Japanese era, very attractive and popular Shrimp does not occur in nature. There are now several cultivated varieties. The males reach a length of 2 cm, females 2.5 cm.
The keeping and breeding of this shrimp is not difficult, since it after 4 - dismissed 40 fully developed pups - 6 weeks gestation approx 20th They can in aquariums from 12 l (better 25 liters) keep together with other peaceful shrimp. The attitude temperature should be between 20 ° C - 26 ° C, higher temperatures often lead to death! To feed all relevant shrimp feed are.
PH: 6.5 - 7.5; GH: up to 12 ° dGH

At 16:12:11 I have identified the first offspring at the Sakura in the basin.

Cardinal fish
Early stocking 10 pcs., Now 18 incl. Youth
The cardinal fish (Tanichthys albonubes) is an ornamental fish from the order of cyprinid (Cypriniformes). It belongs to the carp family (Cyprinidae) and to the subfamily of danios (Rasborinae). He is referred to in German as a cardinal or Kardinälchen.
It was introduced in Germany for the first time in 1938 by the Aquarium Hamburg and is originally from the south of China, where it occurs / occurred in the area of ​​Hong Kong. After now confirmed reports of cardinal fish has been in the wild now wiped out by a Chinese dam project.
Cardinals are 2,5 - 3,5 cm tall. The body is brown to gray-green colored green with lighter belly. The males are much darker and more intensely colored than the females. The fins are greenish with variably strong red components and white and green fin tips. The caudal fin has a conspicuous black spot at the base. The body contains longitudinally a distinctive light strip.
Inhabited in the wild / inhabited the cardinal fish, partly strongly flowing, weedy streams with dense edge planting and free swimming areas. Cardinal fish live in large swarms and devour every plant and animal food which they can cope. The cardinal prefers cool temperatures up to 20 degrees and the water values ​​of pH 6-8.
While the cardinal fish show a relative insensitivity to variations in water levels, high temperatures cause them problems. When exposed longer a water temperature of about 23 degrees, they tend to quickly disorders. For matching water levels and varied diet, the animals can be up to 9 years old.
The cardinal said to have been eradicated in the wild by the construction of a dam. Although the species is grown around the world, however, many breeding lines remove more and more of the original appearance of the type, especially the veil form penetrated more and more. Meanwhile, it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain animals from healthy farms. Unfortunately, many animals are reared in so-called steam breedings. That is, they are reared at high temperatures in order to achieve faster growth. In order to avoid diseases, the rearing water often treated with antibiotics. These animals die often after the conversion into the holder's pool.

4 antler snails and several. Ramshorn snails
Sakura Champ Red
Sakura Champ Red
Sakura Champ Red
Nachwuchs 16.12.11
Nachwuchs 16.12.11
Sakura Champ Red Nachwuchs
Sakura Champ Red Nachwuchs
Sakura Champ Red Nachwuchs
Sakura mit PHS
Sakura Garnele
Update 08.01.12
Update 08.01.12
Water parameters:
PH 6.8
KH 3
GH 9
Conductance: 380 μ / S
NO2 0
NO3 10
Temp .: 20-22 ° C

Water change takes 2 times a week with 10 liters of distilled water, which I + aufhärte with GH instead.
Eichenlaub, Seemandelbaumblätter, nettle sticks, crusta Gran, alder cones,
Nettle leaves, Welstabs, spinach sticks, Skirakura Ebi Dama, diff. Flake food and food tablets for the Cardinals.
Further information:
The filter inlet and filter outlet I have formed in this basin from acrylic tube with a hot air gun. The outlet was closed at the end with a transparent aquarium silicone and provided with holes to allow the water produces a uniform surface movement. On filter inlet I have to protect a blue filter sponge attached to the young shrimp.