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Description of the aquarium:
Mixed America tanks
Tank size:
200 x 110 x 60 cm = 1320 liters ~ 348 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Security overflows right and left rear (originally intended for external filter tank and drilled in the wrong dimension)
The cabinet is a wooden structure and on the front closed since the pool soon to get a disguise to ceiling. The pool is available only since the beginning of January. The back wall I had to remove it because the Baryancistrus began to erode the top layer after 2 months.
Das Becken Anfangf Januar 2006 mit der untersten Lage Steinen auf der Schaumstoffmatte
Detailaufnahme von vorn
Aufnahme durch die rechte Seitenscheibe
Steinaufbau und Wurzeln linke Beckenseite
Aquarium decoration:
250kg gravel light brown 0.4 to 1.2, more hand-sized and large stones as construction.
The stones are almost centrally located and placed on a 1 cm thick, coarse filter pad to the glass to protect the bottom disk. They are used to create a flow-balanced development, while serving as a shelter smaller catfish.
Only after I have filled with sand, so that gets as little sand between rocks and soil disc.
2 Echinodorus osiris Beck center

Anubias and barteri
barteri var. nana and
Microsorum pteropus and
Microsorum pteropus "Windelov" of roots, stones and Eckmattenfiltern

Vallisneria gigantea var. "Marble" behind center (almost completely eaten in the meantime)
I replanted Hygrophyla difformis that grows seemingly faster than the catfish can destroy the plant.
Since broken leaves roots themselves, gradually form new plants in flow-balanced sites.
Except for the Echinodorus I drift all plants by the pool until they have found by themselves a place to roots. (Pictures will follow soon, when the vegetation is a little better to see)
Special features of the facility:
50kg mangrove and 10kg Moorkien roots (about 4 move boxes full), plus a 200cm long, massive mangrove root, some Welsh oils / vases made of clay.
Aquarium equipment:
1 wide beam HQI spotlights, fitted with Osram Powerstar HQI-TS 250W / WDL UVS, lighting 9: 00-22: 00 clock (without lunch) 10 blue LED as moonlight on the ceiling (as general room lighting at night, as there are in garage other basins and the spotlights to be sent directly to the pool I was too bright)
2 Hamburger Eckmattenfilter in the two rear corners of the basin pore size coarse / 10ppi depending 3000cm² eff. Filter area
Drive with one Eheim 1060, 2500l / h

1 External Filter Eheim 2260 filled with 1 coarse mat and foam cubes
1 Ubbink Pond pressure filters with Elimax 4000l / h

The two 1060 pumps are connected to each Eckmattenfilter a lance, who meet at the back in the middle. Each filter outlet so creates the nowendige surface flow on the entire pool length.

The Ubbink pond filters now has a separate jet, which also (below the Eckmatten-spouts) runs the entire posterior pelvic length and is directed slightly upwards.
This is a good oxygen transfer through the generated surface movement and a groundswell from front to back reached to that produced by the catfish excrement well lead to the rear filter intakes and to achieve the required flow for the catfish in the lower ranges.

The 2260 external filter creates an additional lateral cross-flow from above the basin center (in the feeding site), so that the feed remains lying and the sand is not swirled in the area of ​​the windshield to the rear.
Other equipment:
Switchable UV clarifiers in pressure filter if needed (I did not until now required)
Since the Berlin water is not the best for the Americans, tap water is mixed with osmosis water. Mixing ratio 1: 4.

The tap water is here the water changes very large amounts of oxygen. To prevent the gas bubbles disease, I use a Gardena nozzle with control valve, via which exactly fits a 40mm drainpipe. At the other end of the tube I put the inner tube of a rapid filter, via which the water is swirled and can run in a soft ray in the pelvis. A design that has proven in many basins as very pleasant, safe and effective.
Die beiden Außenfilter seitlich im Unterschrank
Wasserführung rechte Seite (bei Wasserwechsel nur 1 Pumpe an Beckenrückseite zugeschaltet)
Rohrstück für Wasserwechsel, ohne Gefahr einer Gasbläschenkrankheit
6 L190 Panaque nigrolineatus about 10-15cm
4 Cochlidon sp. "Paraguay" Red Bruno "about 18-20cm
2 L21 Liposarcus Pardalis ca.15cm
2 L165 Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps ca.18-20
3 L1 Glyptoperichthys joselimaianus approx 30cm 1x, 2x 18-20cm
2 L66 Hypancistrus sp. 1/1 W15cm / M22cm

The fish are to choose from in the pool and be redistributed as needed and further growth also in other basins.
As Endbesatz only Panaque and L66 are to remain in the pool. The L81 now come on the day at the feeding site, but disappear when unknown persons coming into the pelvic area.
Die Welse sind nicht so fotogen. Weitere Fotos folgen als Update, wenn ich sie vor
Fütterung (ein vorher leer aussehendes Becken lebt plötzlich auf)
Panaque nigrolineatus
Cochlidon sp. Paraguay
Water parameters:
LW: 180-200 s / cm
Ph: 6.7
No2: undetectable
No3: ca.10mg
NH3: undetectable
GH: 5
Kh: 3
(Measurements just before the water change)
Temp: 28-29 ° C, no night setback, 300W heater (yes, creates the)
Water changes wöchendlich between 50% and 75% (depending on the produced osmosis water)
1 part tap water (LW: 850 microseconds pH 7.3, Gh 18, Kh 11) and
4 parts osmosis water
Peppers (red only)
in the microwave briefly cooked potatoes and carrots
Mash of peas and Spirulina applied to stone and dried
Astra Greenstuff tablets with Spirulina
JBL Novo-Tab
Tropical Green Algae Wafers
JBL Novo Pleco-chips (only at night, because L81 partly are quite shy yet).
The catfish eat all sorts of catfish chips, but the Novo-Pleco remain fixed long and contained in my opinion quite good wood content and are eaten best by far.
Occasionally JBL Pond Sterlet (usually before feeding of vegetables, so that the animals can purify again)
Tetra PlecoMin