18W UV clarifier
This is only when needed (new or fish diseases) on. The water flows very slowly through it in order to ensure a Partial disinfection.
CO2 fertilization with external reactor
Is fertilized with 40 bubbles per minute. Fertilization is only turned on when the basin is also illuminated. As bypass for CO2 outside the reactor UV clarifier is connected. I've already tried an inside reactor. However, this dirty quickly and has the CO2 dissolved significantly worse.
Hydor Koralia Evolution Strömungspumpe- 4000 l / h:
A nice quiet flow pump. Currently I have it but not in use, as it interferes with the bass something. If the number of perches should be reduced, I'll turn it back on.
Bodenfluter with Hobby Biotherm Themperaturkontrolle
The bottom heater is however as good as never operated because the pool heats already enough due to the lighting.
The current Bestz consists of:
2 x (1m, 1W) Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) + 3 juveniles
8 x Siamese algae eater
2 x pit bull Loricariid
2 x brown catfish (1m, 2w)
The first stocking consisted of:
4 x scalar
6 x Guppy
20 x red neon tetra
5 x Pitbull Loricariid
3 x Siamese algae eater
2 x dwarf gourami
3 x Garra Rufa
Gradually, the stocking was then changed. It turned out that the Scalar like developing the disease hole and die. Therefore, they were replaced by the much more robust Blaupunkt cichlids.
The Siamesichen snout barbels are nice to watch as a school of fish. In addition, they free the thin leaves and the leaf margins even algae. Although the aquarium is only 130 cm long, it is suitable due to its great depth and height but for the trunk Barben, because they use the full volume for swimming from.
The 3 Garra Rufa have probably may not suffer so much with each other. Anyway, they have to fight each other to the death. Only one is left and was then given away from me.
The guppies were very much eaten by the yellow lip cichlids that I had in the meantime in the aquarium.
And the dwarf gouramis have died apparently suddenly.
pH 7.0 to 7.5
Temperature 23-27 ° C
In summer (JNI to September) the temperature is closer to 25 ° C to 27 ° C, which causes the Blaupunkt cichlids very happy proliferate here. In the winter I have to drop 23 ° C to 25 ° C and if we are on vacation, I let the temperature also like for 2 weeks at 21 ° C. Thus, the natural temperature fluctuations in the circulation area of the Blaupunkt cichlids are a little nachgearmt.
Thanks to CO2 fertilization and abundant vegetation any nitrate is consumed directly. Green algae grow still quite good. You do indeed similar conditions as the plants. Thanks to the 3-whiskered catfish and 7 Siamese trunk Barben but no significant algae determine
Every evening is fed, usually 3 different foods, so there is some variety. One day in the week, there is nothing to ensure that the algae eaters sometimes eat algae and a day of the week there is live food (bloodworm or daphnia)