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Description of the aquarium:
South America
Tank size:
200x70x70 = 980 liters ~ 258 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Aquarium of Aquarienkontor.de. 15mm float glass, Stoßverklebung. No holes, etc. The cabinet was from a colleague (moses, possibly known from various forums on the subject of hunting) timbered. During construction it was deliberately made 50 cm longer in order to eventually provide a 2.5 meter pool it can.

-> Not yet dressed. The plan is to trim in Ash.
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Aquarium decoration:
Light-Beige sand with a grain size of 0.4-1.2 mm. (Filter sand from the Baumax) Ca. 7-10 cm high placed, backwards towards the rear wall of ascending. When ground I've taken mainly consideration for my armored catfish and catfish. It was important to me that the animals during foraging or exploring avoid injury from sharp or coarse sand.
- 2 x Nymphaea lotus
- 2 x Alternantera Alternanthera reineckii
- 2 x pond liverwort (mounted on Tonhöhle and stone)
- 1 x Cryptocoryne spiralis
- Egeria densa 1 x
- 3 x Eleocharis parvula
- 1 x Hydrocotyle leucocephala

- 2 x Cabomba caroliniana var caroliniana.
- 7 x Vallisneria americana
- 1 x Echinodorus Ocelot

- 2 x Anubias barteri var barteri.
- 4 x Valisnera Gigantea
- 4 x Various Echinodorus species (difficult assignment because I (which are extremely functional) no longer find the Ettiketten.

Maybe a plant specialist can help determine. The unfamiliar plants get an extra photo with name X1 - X ...
Special features of the facility:
- Rear-yourself: made of polystyrene, Flowing glue, 2x color Oker
and Brown, sealed with 3 layers of epoxy resin for terrarium and aquarium supplies
- 3x Moorkinwurzeln large. 1 x horizontal 2 vertical.
- 4 stone, from the creek bed near our village.
- 8 Tonröhre: 1 large 20cm, 3 small 7-12 cm (incorporated in the rear wall) 4 medium 12-15 cm
- 1 hiding from clay for dwarf cichlids
Wurzel Tonröhren
Aquarium equipment:
I have the lighting completely converted to T8 fluorescent lamps. The pool now has a cover (due to the excessive humidity) and it contains 3 Yellow and 1 Red fluorescent tube.

All lights in the aquarium are controlled via switches as follows:

3x JBL: T8 1500mm 58W Solar Tropic Lighting time 10: 00-21: 30
1x JBL: T8 58W 1500mm Color Solar Lighting time 09: 30-22: 00

But the moonlight with the LED lamps I've integrated into the new lighting system. It will light up 10 p.m. to 2:00.
Basic biological filtering:
1x HMF (70x50 mat) is introduced into a bent form behind the rear wall and fixed to the cut cable shafts. With water, the mat is supplied through a small opening at the lower left portion of the rear wall, which is covered by a ravine. There is a circular hole was cut and dressed with a colander. The water is from 1x Eheim 1000-2000l centrifugal pump and 1x Sera 700l / h centrifugal pump, both of which were positioned behind the mat, aspirated, and again is introduced through a piping system, which is installed in the rear wall, at different points of AQ's.

Mechanical filtration:
1x Crystal Pro E1500
Pump capacity: 1500l / h, 35 Watt
For pools of 600 liters
230 V, 50HZ
Filter volume: 7.6 L
4 pieces baskets: 1x1,1l and 3x1,2l

1xCrystal Pro E900
Power connection: 230 V / 50 Hz 15 watts
Pump capacity max .: 900 l / h adjustable
max. Delivery head: 1.8 m / WS
Filter volume: 7.6 liters
Appearances: 3 filter baskets incl prefilter.

Both filters are equipped with all modern conveniences filter material and Perlonwatte. Aspirators are hidden behind the canyon: combined Grundabsauger and skimmer!
Other equipment:
2x 300 Watt Jäger Regelheizstab combined with Thermo Control Plus system for temperature adjustment / measurement and diverse Zeitgesteurte temperature changes.

Is introduced CO2 plant 2KG bottle with needle pressure valve etc. the CO2 via an injection needle from the needle pressure valve in the Eheim pump behind the mat. There is first zerhechselt. The CO2 is washing over an enlargement of the main line system, in which a Paffrathschale forms, whereby the CO2 has sufficient water surface to react with the water.

Osmosis Aqua Medic 150 or something like that. Did they get used low. ;) Read more under water values ​​...
Filterschlucht Rechts
Ansicht auf den HMF
CO2 Einwaschstelle
Leitungssysteme Haupt- und Zweitstrom
Auslasser Hauptstrom rechts

8x Manacapura Rotrückenskalar
From scalar, one of the most popular and widespread fish in aquariums, there is a whole range of cultivated varieties and varieties. But also previously exist in nature because of its widespread use various forms, about their taxonomic status still not much is known, such as the Manacapuro-Rotrückenskalare or Skalarformen from Guyana or the middle Rio Negro. Therefore it would seem appropriate, instead of the kind scalare Pterophyllum to speak of a circle of closely related taxa form. The future will have to show what is actually to be regarded as independent species and what belongs more in a variable form swarm of Pterophyllum scalare. One can assume a final size incl. Tail of up to 15 cm depending on the shape, the body height is critically dependent on whether there is an aquarium breeding line (usually lower body height) or wild caught or wild near trunks. In the latter, incl. Beflossung are quite up to 26 cm in height attainable with such animals were magnificent specimens. Aquaristic breeding lines, especially the many Zuchtvarietäten usually not achieve more than a maximum of 20 cm in height. (Source: http://www.scalare-online.de)

8x Geophagus "Red Head" Tapajos
The Geophagus spec Red Heads are floating happily. Therefore, I recommend a pool length of min. 120 cm for a pair (Arthaltung), for group housing and community tank larger aquarium from 150X50X50cm. The aquarium should be either hiding rich furnishings, as well as free swimming areas included. For decoration are, inter alia roots and rocks. Planting with robust plants possible, which are secured against dig, eg by larger pebbles. The best location is a border and background planting. Ground with very fine gravel or sand. This is important because they flush their gills with the sand. If the gravel is too coarse, it will spit out again, he is fine enough, then it trickles through the gills by. Thus, they also take on food and keep away annoying parasites such as gill flukes.
For the well-being is also a flow of advantage in which they like to stay. For Aquarium attitude, no special requirements on the chemical composition of water, asked. PH value of 5.5-8, total hardness to about 20 °. Softer water makes for beautiful colors but, therefore recommended. Change water regularly, with me all the intervals 2weeks are 60% of the total. Oxygenated water. In nature they are found in soft, slightly acidic water. Not too cool, because they are heat-loving. 25-27 ° C (in winter) and in the summer of 27-31 ° C. There are omnivores. They eat any common flake and granulated foods, frozen and vibrant insect larvae, daphnia, brine shrimp, krill, Mysis, etc. But also green fodder is important for healthy eating, such as peas, spinach, spirulina, etc. They are in the middle and lower water region to find. There are peaceful lively South American cichlids. Intraspecific little aggressive. They can be very good with smaller (from Schmucksalmlergröße) and larger fish (not to be dominant) socialize. The fish are very buoyant and happy so they should also be kept in rather elongated Aquarium. For peace-loving fish can be hectic, especially on narrow space. (Source: americanfish.de)

4x butterfly cichlid:
This fish preferred weedy waters hiding, stones and enough free swimming space in which he also finds free space for applying the redds. The gender (the wild varieties) are easily distinguished (in degenerate offspring this difference is missing - features often, so sexing is often impossible). Regular partial water changes, a dense patch and the optimal filter hygiene are very important for the well-being of these fish! M. ramirezi takes next to each type of dried fodder, as well as freeze-dried and frozen food also like live food as food to.

25x Rummy
Hemigrammus bleheri is a schooling fish that feels comfortable in swarms of at least 10 or more animals. He is very sensitive to nitrate [...]
Pablo L190
Water parameters:
-PH 6.5 to 6.8
-GH 8
-KH 5
-NO2 0.0
-NO3 0.1
28 ° C -Temp

Since I started working with osmosis water, no longer vary my water values. I can achieve through the mix and blend in 1x 210l and 1x310l rain barrels for me exactly the desired water values. The water is therein heated to 27 ° C and then pumped with a delivery pump in the pool.

The previous alternative rainwater had in addition to the fluctuating water levels and the cool water temperature additional risk involves the change of water that any heavy metals or otherwise. Poisonings come unconsciously into the aquarium. Of course osmosis water is a little pricey, but that can not stop me, I want to offer my animals the best possible habitat.
In the morning:
Flakes JBL Gala
Granulate JBL Grana
Krill JBL
JBL Novo daphnia dried (between)

In the evening:
Frozen food red, white or black mosquito larvae (depending on variety)
Tubifex frozen
JBL Novo Pleco XL
Sera Vipachips
Tetra PlecoMin
Cucumbers, lettuce or spinach (depending on variety)

It is 2 x per day fed, which can be destroyed in 2-3 minutes.
Catfish are fed short (10-15min) before turning off the main lighting.
Further information:
I have very long filed in the project. From planning to implementation passed an eternity for me. I have me satisfied with this project, even if it is not yet quite finished a dream.

I hope you like what has arisen here and one or the other finds an inspiration in what I've done, or simply as I delight in the beautiful result.