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Lake Rainbow
Description of the aquarium:
Tank size:
40*45*40 = 70 liters ~ 18 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The glass has a cube shape which slightly more volume capacity than the standard Nano Cubes. It was made by a glazier. This gave me in designing a slightly larger room.
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Update 12.11.11
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Update 08.01.12
Update 08.01.12
Aquarium decoration:
The ground was designed as the first with JBL Planzengrund. Then a few more manure additives have been added. About all I have then given Nature Soil by Oliver Knott.
Bolbitis heteroclita difformis:
Small Consistent, slow growing fern plant with densely branched, creeping leaflets.
The species is attached to a root or a rock because of the rhizome in the ground fault.
Iron, potassium and CO2 fertilization have a positive effect on growth.
The pH should be in the slightly acidic range (not more than 6.8) are. If the pH is too high, the leaf tips start to turn black, which can be extended to the whole plant over time. Similarly, the location should not be too much light and some flow available.

Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae:
Genuine New Zealand grass. Put plant in small bunches with a little distance in the ground and after a short time this will develop a dense and lush green grass. Lilaeopsis novaezelandiae is very easy to hold and grows very quickly by lateral branch.

Anubias nana petite:
"Mini" -Zwergspeerblatt, 3 -. 4cm height, Temp 21-29 ° C, light needs normal,
pH 6 - 8, slower growth, undemanding plant
ideally suited for the foreground and small nano aquariums
grows well fixed on rocks and roots, very suitable for cichlids aquariums
The rhizome should not be planted in the ground, but are loosely bound to roots or stones, after which the plant grows well then.

Tonina spec. Belem:
Tonina Belem is one of the most attractive aquatic plants, which is available for hunting and only recently. However, the plant also has some claims on their site. So it needs an acidic substrate and soft water, sufficient light and CO2 should also be present. In good conditions Tonina Belem rewarded with an incomparable Palm flair.

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. Top shoots should be pinched off, so that the compact habit remains. The horizontal lateral shoots like to adhere itself to decorative rocks and roots. In smaller groups with a clear background habit and color are a very nice eye-catcher. In bright light, the compact shape is maintained thanks to the moderate growth rate of the plant.


At the water chemistry is the moss hardly claims, accelerate clean water (weekly water changes) and CO2 growth strong. Thus, the typical flame-like stature but is setting a stronger illumination from about 0.4 W / L. necessary. The moss can always be plucked or cut and newly staked. It is ideally suited for grazing space for shrimp and as a hiding place for small fish.


The moss is ideal for tying up on high roots and ideally suited for the design of Moss back walls. It forms (regardless of the lighting) hanging down and shoots one of the rarer species.
Temp. 17 ° C - 26 ° C, pH 6-8

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.

Rotala rotundifolia:
Rotala rotundifolia is a rather undemanding plant and can withstand temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. It is not choosy as regards the location. However Rotala growing very fast (especially the young shoots) and very high, which is why it is convenient, they lop regularly. This can be done from a height of about 15 centimeters. The tips can be cut carefully replanted. You should also drive out again. Regularly trimmed Rotala tends to be bushy towards aside. For this reason, it might make the most sense, they are more likely to implant in the background of the basin.
Rotala so is super to bring in a bit of color above all times into the back of the aquarium.

Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba:
She is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world that grows crawling with her little round leaves on the ground. When used in small bundles with a distance of a few [...]
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Special features of the facility:
Furthermore, I have a Red Morkien root decentralized set the basin on the should find the Anubias Nana Bonsai and Bolbitis heteroclita difforms space. Two other roots was before and left placed diagonally adjacent to the main root. Seven rainbow stones of different sizes gave the pool its name and form a beautiful Kontrasst the green of the plants and the dark brown of the roots.
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Update 08.01.12
Aquarium equipment:
Is illuminated by the pool 2 times 13 watts Cosmos Wave Freshwater Clamp-on lights, which are controlled via a Zeitschaltur.
LED lighting for moonlight is instaled. Thus an excessive attenuation evening and too sudden light increase morning is prevented.

The lighting time is 10 hours a day.
The filtering is performed on a Backpack External Filter AquaClear 20 hanging on the back wall. I'm probably the filter against a different make barter, because this one relatively loud pump noise caused by vibration at the filter housing.
Update: On 26/11/11 a Tetratec EX 400 External Filter has been connected. This is very quiet and makes a high impression. In addition, zeolite has been introduced as a filter material in the filter yet. The filter inlet was taken with filter sponge shrimp Sure.
Other equipment:
Is fertilized with a BIO CO2 100 system from JBL. The temperature of the tank is supported by a JBL heater with 50 watts at 22 ° C.
Ph / CO2 permanent test
Lake Rainbow Technik
There is currently no patch. It is planned to stocking with prawns. Maybe I can use the pool for selecting my Red Bees from my other basins. Hope the small multiply soon.
On 11.11.11 Two zebra racing snails finding their way into the pool because slight signs of algae show.
As stocking I opted for blue tiger shrimp, which will move next week.
On 30/11/11 My 10 blue tiger came. After 4 hours Eingewöhung to the new water parameters they are drawn together with 2 antlers snails and feel quite comfortable.
Blue tiger shrimp are assigned in the art different color levels. There are blue tiger shrimp, which have only a discreet light blue as basic color body, as well as those in which the body color is reminiscent of an intense blue ink. The strips, which are typical of tiger prawns, are better to recognize naturally sometimes in lighter shrimp. Nevertheless, the breeding of deep blue tiger shrimp is considered especially appealing: The intense color of the shrimp in the aquarium lights. Can be enhanced this visual impression by a Beck device which is in contrast to the body color of the shrimp targeted. Moreover, intensely colored blue tiger shrimp are popular, as can also set an intensely colored russet back drawing in such shrimp aged. Here it appears optically often as the strips have widened in the back.

All tiger prawns that are split to blue, note, moreover, regardless of the intensity of their body coloring to orange, sometimes yellow, eyes. This additional feature makes the blue tiger prawns to a popular shrimp, which has already found in many aquariums a home. Experts talks in view of the eye color of blue shrimp and tiger shrimp from OE. The abbreviation stands for "orange eye". The sometimes very intense eye color of blue tiger shrimp OE is not uncommon in an attractive contrast to the body color. Of course, this contrast is thereby made more intense the stronger the blue body color is distinct. (See pictures stocking)

Keep Blue tiger shrimp, is relatively unproblematic. Like many other shrimp also show the sometimes intensely colored shrimp rather undemanding. The easier it is to consider the needs of the few that have the blue tiger prawn shrimp like best is. Ensure owners should primarily on providing species planting the aquarium: Fine-leaved plants are doing well appreciated by the blue tiger shrimp. These plants provide hiding places and can be grazed by animals.

Among other things, is also to be noted that the shrimp should never be kept in small groups. Not only that, otherwise, the breed may be more difficult, the shrimp just feel more comfortable in groups of ten specimens. Who schedules the breeding success from the outset, thus a larger pool for its blue tiger shrimp will invest. In my case, about 70 liters.

Update 12/23/11: The Zebra racing snails moved to my other pool Crystal Rock, where they now screw to 4 ;-).

Update 01/23/12: 10 Boraras have moved into the pool and feel very comfortable.
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Blue Tiger Orange Eye
Blue Tiger Orange Eye
Blue Tiger Orange Eye
Blue Tiger Orange Eye
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blaue Tigergarnele Orange Eye
Update 08.01.12
Update 08.01.12
Water parameters:
The water levels are currently at pH 6.08, KH 1, GH 10, NO2 0, NO3 10, temp. 23 °,
Conductance 257μ / S
Water values ​​from 23:12:11: pH 6.4, 3 KH, GH 9, NO2 0, NO3 10, Temp 22 ° C.
Conductance 275 μ / S
The pool is an absolute soft water pools because of Tonina plants. To achieve this, I use distilled water and mix it in a ratio of 5 to 2 liters with normal tap water.

The water change is done 2 times a week, each with about 10 liters.
Oak, almond leaves, nettle sticks, crusta Gran, alder cones,
Nettle leaves, Welstabs, spinach sticks, Skirakura Ebi Dama, Flakes Tetra finely grated for Boraras.
Further information:
Since (see plant description) are in the basin some sensitive plants, I hope that I can tune the water levels and fertilization as well, that the basin optimally develops.

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