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Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Mixed America tanks
Tank size:
120x60x60 = 430 liters ~ 113 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Pool without cover
12mm float glass stoßverklebt certainly seam without crossbar, two bottom holes (35mm) behind HMF for inlet and outlet to the external filters
Cabinet homemade from clad aluminum profiles with shear plates
Back: black structured Styrofoam plate from the outside
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Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Quartz sand 0,2-0,4mm without additives; 7cm height
(Sandmann AG)

Have decided consciously for a pure sandy bottom. The plants grow very well without soil nutrients (recording over the water).

Through its Einkörnigkeit soil compaction is avoided and a flux is guaranteed.

When moving the pelvis showed that sludge had entered only in the upper part of the soil (about 1cm) (after 3 years). There were no areas in the entire floor with digestion.

The sand was not necessary to durchgespühlt eimal to recalibrate.
Plants:
Echinodorus 'Red Rubin' - the Amazon sword plant
Eichhornia diversifolia - Verschiedenblättrige water hyacinth
Egeria densa - Argentine waterweed
Hydrocotyle leucocephala - Brazilian pennywort
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis - Brazilian Grass
Limnobium laevigatum - South American Froschbiß
Micranthemum umbrosum - Pearl herb
Mayaca fluviatilis - Brazilian herb moss
Sagittaria subulata - dwarf arrowhead
Spiranthes odorata - Wasserorchidee
Staurogyne spec.
Taxiphyllum sp. - Java moss
Myriophyllum elatinoides - fir like milfoil
Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Egeria densa - Argentinische Wasserpest
Abendstimmung mitLimnobium laevigatum - Südamerikanischer Froschbiß)
Taxiphyllum sp. - Javamoos auf Holz
Echinodorus Red Rubin- Amazonasschwertpflanze
Hydrocotyle leucocephala - Brasilianischer Wassernabel
Blüten vom Hydrocotyle leucocephala - Brasilianischer Wassernabel
Blüte von Eichhornia diversifolia - Verschiedenblättrige Wasserhyazinthe
Blüte von Eichhornia diversifolia - Verschiedenblättrige Wasserhyazinthe
Myriophyllum elatinoides - Tannenähnliches Tausendblatt
Schwimmblätter von Eichhornia diversifolia - Verschiedenblättrige Wasserhyazinthe
Mayaca fluviatilis - Brasilianisches Mooskraut (im Hintergrund)
Sagittaria subulata - Pfeilkraut
 Eichhornia diversifolia - Verschiedenblättrige Wasserhyazinthe
Spiranthes odorata - Wasserorchidee
Spiranthes odorata - Wasserorchidee
Staurogyne spec.
Pflanzen im Aquarium Becken 2371
Special features of the facility:
Granite boulders of various size
two large Moorkienwurzel
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
Seaqualux-D pendant lamp dimmable 2 channel
4x 54W T5 tubes 1100mm, light color 865 and 830
Control over GHL-aquaria computer; Morning and dusk, cloud simulation
Light time total 14h (with twilight phases and Mittagsdimmung to 80%)
Filtration:
HMF 58x33cm, coarse mat, 5cm thick

They say that you do not have a clean filter mat, for me it is not but that.
Every 3-4 weeks, it is necessary to express the filter to its permeability to increase again. If I do not by the lead, the water table is falling behind the filter from too strong, so that the pH electrode dry falls. For premature clogging of the filter is probably the intensive iron fertilization responsible.


Eheim 2126 canister filter with heating (600L / h circulating capacity)
Filter medium 2L Sera siporax®, clay tubes, filter mat

The filter is cleaned only once a year.


Vitakraft Midi in Bypas for CO2 reactor operation (200L / h circulating capacity) filter media: coarse filter mat like HMF, pump runs only when CO2 supply (interval operation) (see diagram).

By intermittent operation of the Midi-filter is reducing


No more adding peat or alder cones. Since then brush algae go back

Although peat and alder cones have a positive effect on the fish, but are not absolutely necessary. My observation was an increase in the brush algae with the addition of peat and alder cones. Whether there is a connection here, I can not say. The algae are but declined again after stopping the peat filtration.
Other equipment:
CO2 reactor 2kg CO2 bottle
Control over pH / ORP Digital Controller
25mm PVC piping with external connections for water changes
Osmosis system
Technikseite des Unterschranks
Schema des Filtersystems
Stocking:
Paracheirodon axelrodi (Red Neon tetras) 6St.

Moenkhausia pittieri (Brilliantsalmler) about 18st. (16 juveniles)

The Moenkhausia I have for about 20 years (previously in smaller pools).
In recent years, they proliferate (larger pool). Approximately 60 animals I could dispose to an aquarium dealer.
In the long term I would like to but reduce even more their number.
Reduction has occurred, but unfortunately due to illness (spot disease, pathogens: bacteria of the genera Pseudomonas and Aeromonas) The disease befell only the Moenkhausia pittieri. Cause probably inbred and thus schechte immune defense.

Only some older animals (3pcs.) Have survived. But now a lot of young and no more cases of illness
Zuzukaufen Plane some animals to "new" genetic bring

Thayeria boehlkei (angular float) 6St.

There were originally 10 times animals. 4 are unfortunately tripped as they can be very lively. Young they had not been.

Corydoras trilineatus (Three line cory) 5St.

Have 4 animals used (now 5). One must be young. But I have only to find when moving, as I have been caught and counted all the fish. A pleasant surprise

Corydoras Julii (July-cory) 4pcs.

Ancistrus hopologenys (Tüpfelantennenwels) 15St. (Many young)

Even with them I often discover young talent. At the moment my Echinodorus is greatly eroded, despite vegetables feeding. Develop slowly for Plage
Corydoras trilineatus - Dreilinien-Panzerwels
Moenkhausia pittieri - Brilliantsalmler
Ancistrus hopologenys -Tüpfelantennenwels
Ancistrus hopologenys bei der Fütterung
Moenkhausia pittieri - Brilliantsalmler
Paracheirodon axelrodi - Roter Neonsalmler
Chilodus punctatus - Punktierter Kopfsteher
Water parameters:
Temperature 24.5 - 25 ° C
pH: 6.3 to 6.4
CO2: 22 - 28 mg / L (calculated)
KH: 2,0 ° dH
GH: 4 ° dH
Conductivity: 257μS / cm
NO3: 1-2mg / L (through fertilization, otherwise <1mg / L)
NO2: undetectable
NH4: undetectable
Fe: 0.1 mg / L
PO4: 0.03 mg / L
wöchendlicher water changes 120L (33%)

daily fertilization:
2ml day-iron fertilizer (KramerDrak) + 3ml NPK Mg fertilizer (for PPS Pro, www.flowgrow.de/ )

Fertilization is varied depending on plant growth (eg if Mayaca fluviatilis gets bright tips, more iron fertilizer or if Eichhornia diversifolia cares more mineral solution)

After adjusting the amounts of vegetation has increased enormously
Feeding:
White / Black Muelas (not in winter)
Water fleas
Frozen food (white / black Muelas, daphnia)
Flakes
Tubifex (rarely)
Cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers
Food Tabs
a fast day in the week
Further information:
The "old" pool has moved April 2011
thus it has been completely refurbished (with the existing plants and fish).

On the technology nothing has been changed.

After a short warm-up time and optimization of fertilization the pelvis running better than ever.

Stable water values ​​no fish diseases * (rather the opposite, constantly Moenkhausia junior) and strong plant growth.

At this point, a praise and thanks to "Flowgrow" for fertilizing instructions.

There are even older images (before the move) in this EB. Will they replace gradually against current.

* Except for spot disease that has killed the meantime almost all Moenkhausia pittieri.