As another technique, a digital heating system is simply connected. These acts at the moment, however, only as a thermometer as a temperature of 24-25 ° (winter) and 27-28 ° (summer) is achieved through the good insulation of the cabinet and the current under water recirculating pump even without additional heating.
As the name suggests is the "main stocking" a couple Astronotus ocellatus.
This I care now for 5 years after I as juveniles in pitiful condition (fin rot up to the fin base, fungus, etc ....). The two are now 30 cm (He) and 28 cm (you) large.
Despite all the care they have still not recovered one hundred percent, and I have repeatedly flare up with the hole disease do, which is, however, always completely healed.
There are also a couple Satanoperca sp. "Redlip" (18 cm) and a couple Geophagus winemilleri (16 and 22 cm). Each about 2 years old.
In addition, I take care of a group of 5 lines thorn catfish (12-16 cm, 2 years), 10 catfish (12-15 cm, 4 to 17 years) and a shields Wels (20 cm, over 7 years)
pH: 7 7.5
Ammonia / ammonium: undetectable
Judging is controlled with Sera drop test, nitrate and nitrite in addition with JBL drip test. All values (especially nitrate) immediately before the water change.
It takes place every 3 weeks, a water change of approximately 40-60%.
Is fed as a basis Cichlidensticks the brand Tetra.
In addition, there are several frozen food of mosquito larvae to squid.
Also fish fillet and various vegetables (cucumber, Zuchinie, cauliflower, peas, ...) to be fed.
In addition, the water and food with vitamins is enriched (HW Multifit).
The catfish feed will receive the following:
- JBL NovoTab
- Sera Vitafit
- Tropical SUPERTABIN
- House brand of Aquaristik.net
The cabinet is a proprietary design. It consists of a steel frame (from a friendly locksmith mass-manufactured, 40x40mm wall thickness 3 mm), which is clad in white chipboard panels. The doors are made of black glass and come from the furniture store.
A large part of the cabinet is fully lined with 4cm thick Styrodur and involves again disguised filter tank so as the rest of technology.
In another part of the cabinet, the feed, additional equipment and literature is housed.