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Description of the aquarium:
South America
Tank size:
255 x 250 x 78 (B) x 75 cm (H), L-Form m. Schräge = 2532 liters ~ 668 gallons (us)
Specific features:
It is virtually an "optical Refresh" my last tank setups "Hills of Rio Negro Deadwood" to create with the aim a well-functioning and closely oriented to nature blackwater biotope. Since the changes are but part but turned out very serious, I myself decided to pack it in this own EB-side.

Click here for my blog: The rebuilding my aquarium to "Reborn From The Ashes "

With few handles, such as (Increase) test feeding, regular water, clean filter random, or suck something Mulm time, this is a fully automatic aquarium to keep maintenance costs as low as possible.

The "technical" features:

Light simulation: The RGB-LED lighting is controlled here in 2 zones, one from the left side up to the middle and then time offset from the center into the right side. This has the effect that the Sunrise & sinking travels through the pelvis. It's the same in the cloud simulation, these hiking time moves from left to right. A Monphasensimulation for calendar and 3 rainy days with thunderstorms and "real" rain over the lunchtime round off the whole thing.

Flow / wave simulation: The two pumps my pressure filter drive constantly in sine waves between 75 and 100% (Filter 2: 50 & 75%), this was achieved through the GHL Powerbar2Dim. The wave duration fluctuates between 10s and 15s and also will be reduced by accident by 15%. To top it to support something even 2 powerheads were also installed.

Rain Simulation: During the storm on the rainy days come with a rain simulation with this, which then gives the appearance it rains on the water surface, this also has the advantage that is removed the annoying comb skin which oxygen exchange much easier and also still additionally oxygen. the pool brings.

. Automatic water change / water refill: Changing the backwater happening currently 1 times a week (Sundays from 19: 00h). There are thereby fed about 400-450l fresh water and because it automatically takes the fish practically not disturbed, so that even at this no stress arises. It will be changed directly by osmosis in the aquarium inside and then automatically "be salted" if necessary. Also happens that replacing evaporated water by itself.

Monitoring the water parameters: The most important water parameters such as temperature, pH, redox potential (bioburden) and conductance (water hardness / salinity) are monitored by the aquarium computer, the temperature and the conductivity as needed automatically readjusted. To check this is an ext. LCD display, well visible mounted above the aquarium, which outputs all the information it should but then again will be a problem, a visual warning signal to the aquarium computer and the View II issued.

The heating of the aquarium: The heat supply to the aquarium via a plate heat exchanger made ​​of stainless steel, connected to the gas central heating of the house, this is since the middle of 2012. In addition, even solar-assisted. Is controlled the whole of the temperature sensor of the aquarium computer and an electro-thermal actuator (LD, 2-point, 230), which then controls the heating valve. The heat exchanger is switched on the water cycle of Filterkeis 1 in a bypass, the heat exchanger itself is operated in the so-called. Countercurrent principle, since the heat yield is much better here. Should the gas central heating but turn times, the entire pool can also be heated over a elektischen 1KW pond heater.
16:08.2013: Ein erstes schnelles Foto vom Endergebnis meiner Umbauaktion: Die linke
16.08.2013: Die `neue` Mitte
16.08.2013: Und natürlich auch die rechte Seite
16.08.2013: Detail Links
16.08.2013: Die `neue` Mitte im Detail
16.08.2013: Wurzelhaufen Links Detail
17.08.2013: Das Becken in der Gesamtansicht, diesmal auch mit den Tieren
Aquarium decoration:
Almost the entire ground comes this time from the company Jens Rosnerski, it involves aquarium gravel and sand in the color dark / reddish. The gravel is washed and sanitized and can be filled directly into the basin. The gravel was washed again but in the aquarium from me before introduction in order to avoid turbidity.

120 Kg aquarium gravel from 0.1 to 0.9 mm, 4x 25Kg aquarium sand / -kies, dark / reddish & 2 x 10 Kg Flamingo river sand, beige, who were left from the old setup.

25 Kg aquarium gravel 2-4 mm, 1 x 25 Kg aquarium gravel, dark / reddish

5 Kg aquarium gravel 5-8 mm, 1 x 25 Kg aquarium gravel, dark / reddish, of which, however, only about 5 Kg were needed.

The 2-4mm gravel was mixed with the fine (river) sand in the ratio 1: 5, behind the back wall of 5-8mm gravel was loosely scattered on the river sand to create a more natural impression in front of the rear wall. The whole ground is interspersed with many smaller pieces of roots.

Under the sand no protection mat this time introduced since all stones are artificially and also stuck in the aquarium. The sand is enough for a layer of approximately 2-3 cm, in some places it has been but piled higher.
Various floating plants, which are also found in South America.

Floating plants:

Small duckweed

Name: Small duckweed
Lat. Name: Lemna minor
Category: Floating plants
Origin: pools and ponds all over the world
Size: Leaves: 3-4 mm
Position: Water surface
Planting: Plant Group
Beck Height: 10 cm
PH: 5.5-7.5
Water Hardness: 2-15 ° dKH
Temperature: 10-30 ° C

Little frog bite

Name: Little frog bite
Lat. Name: Limnobium laevigatum
Category: Floating plants
Origin: South America
Size: Diameter: 15 cm
Position: Wasseroberfläsche
Planting: Plant Group
Beck Height: 30 cm
PH: 5-8
Water hardness: from very soft to very hard
Temperature: 15-28 ° C

Water lettuce

Name: water lettuce, water lettuce
Lat. Name: Pistia stratiotes
Category: Floating plants
Origin: tropics, subtropics
Size: ca. 10 x 15 cm
Position: Wasseroberfläsche
Planting: floating plant
Beck Height: 20 cm
PH: 6.5-7.2
Water Hardness: 5-15 ° dKH
Temperature: 22-25 ° C

possibly again:

Water Hyacinth

Name: Water Hyacinth
Lat. Name: Eichhornia crassipes
Category: Floating plants
Origin: Tropical
Size: 15 cm
Position: Water surface
Planting: floating plant
Beck Height: 10 cm
PH: 6-8
Water Hardness: - ° dGH
Temperature: Water: 15-27 ° C air: 15-30 ° C

The floating plants come on recommendation by Heiko Bleher (via Facebook) again with pure, he says it more in line with nature.

Experiment: From Pentecost Sunday, 2013 I had again some varieties of floating plants introduced (from a friend, with excess) tentatively in the not yet converted Aquarium. My Scheibensalmler nibble now and then it, except by the mussel flowers that you do not like seemingly. ;-))

Conclusion of this experiment: The Scheibensalmler have about 14 days needed the introduced floating plants to plastering, so I'll soon ever again have to bring in new floating plants, which should be no problem because the acquaintances always has a surplus that would otherwise go into the compost bin ,
Ein Mix aus Wasserlinsen und südamerikanischem Froschbiß
, dazwischen dann wieder Muschelblumen
und eevtl. ein paar dickstielige Wasserhyazinthen.
Special features of the facility:
14 partly Huge roots from Moorkien Wood, nested, as the root pile, the swimming area is above completely free for the Arowana.

Also still to blur many smaller root parts and branches of Moorkien Wood to the big roots in Deadwood Zone transitions, so it looks more natural. ,

As actual aquarium back wall still come the Fefis skirt modules "Freshwater Cliff Modular Version A & B" is used. These modules are 50 cm wide and 55 cm high, in the width they add. Another 2.5 cm wide overlap. The backplane modules are only about 2-3 cm thick, it was already installed in the old setup.

The same modules are also at Steinzeit-Design.at under the name Slim Skirt module 50x55cm .

Decorative materials the company. Steinzeit-Design.at

3x Stone Age-style boulder "K1"

Weight: ca. 0.5 kg
Width: max. 50cm
Depth: max. 27cm
Height: max. 15cm
Color: Light brown, or gray,

There have been installed two modules in Tan & 1 module in gray.

3x Stone Age-style boulder "K2"

Weight: ca. 0.5 kg
Width: max. 44cm
Depth: max. 32cm
Height: max. 14cm
Color: Light brown or gray

There have been installed two modules in Tan & 1 module in gray.

1 module has been edited slightly to conceal the flow pump on the right side. The cover can be folded down for maintenance with 2 glued stainless steel hinges. The modules wuden glued with Soudal Fix All in Brown directly onto the existing rear wall modules.

1x Stone Age-style filter panel - pump cover

Standard size: 63x22x20cm

A panel for aquarium filters, or pumps, universel used for its lifelike structure in any aquarium. Hereby the suction pipe and the filter outlet to be concealed in the middle, and the circulation pump for the add. Oxygenation, just overnight. In addition, behind the 3 GHL-float for the automatic. Water change and the sensors of the aquarium computer hidden.

Decorative materials Fa RockZolid.:

1x RockZolid Riverstone B: 17 x 14 x 10cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone C: 18 x 12 x 10 cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone F: 26 x 23 x 16cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone H: 40 x 24 x 12cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone I: 42 x 36 x 20cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone J: 56 x 39 x 34 cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone K: 59 x 37 x 17cm

1x RockZolid Riverstone L: 63 x 43 x 25 cm

These art pieces were glued against displacement with Soudal Fix All in Brown directly to the base plate.

Other Decoration: 50 Seemandelbaumblätter for nano tanks, 1 sheet at 50l, Height: 10-13cm, as ZUS Laubdeko and again alder cones.

Later, oak, alder and beech leaves and banana leaves.
Der Bodengrund
Filter-/Pumpenabdeckung von Steinzeit-Design.at - 3D
Filter-/Pumpenabdeckung - Draufsicht
Felsblock `K1` von Steinzeit-Design.at in Hellbraun & Grau
Felsblock ` K1` aus anderer Sicht
Felsblock `K2` von Steinzeit-Design.at in Hellbraun & Grau
Felsblock `K2` aus anderer Sicht
River Stone B 17x14x10 cm Oberseite
River Stone B 17x14x10 cm Unterseite
River Stone C 18x12x10 cm Oberseite
River Stone C 18x12x10 cm Unterseite
River Stone F 26x23x16 cm Oberseite
River Stone F 26x23x16 cm Unterseite
River Stone H 40x24x12 cm Oberseite
River Stone H 40x24x12 cm Unterseite
River Stone I 42x36x20 cm Oberseite
River Stone I 42x36x20 cm Unterseite
River Stone K 59x37x17 cm Oberseite
River Stone K 59x37x17 cm Unterseite
River Stone J 56x39x34 cm Oberseite
River Stone J 56x39x34 cm Unterseite
River Stone L 63x43x25 cm Oberseite
River Stone L 63x43x25 cm Unterseite
Wurzel 1, groß
Wurzel 2, mittelgroß
Wurzel 3, groß
Wurzel 4, sehr groß
Wurzel 5, groß
Wurzel 6, mittelgroß
Wurzel 7, riesig
Wurzel 8, sehr groß
Wurzel 9, mittelgroß
Wurzel 10, groß
Wurzel 11, sehr groß
Diese Wurzel wurde auseinandergesägt, daraus wurde Wurzel 12 (links) und die Wurzel
Wurzeln Nr. 13, diese Wurzel ist neu
Wurzeln Nr. 14, diese Wurzel ist neu
Eine grosse Schale voll mit Wurzelstücken zum Verwischen der Grenzen
K2-Felsblock hellbraun umgearbeitet zur Strömungspumpenabdeckung
Das fertig umgearbeitete Modul vor der Strömungspumpe, kaum mehr zu sehen
Die Filterabdeckung zum Verdecken der Rohre und Schwimmer
Aquarium equipment:
2x Aqua LED RGB Light Styl, 1400 mm (standard size), with water cooling,
the lamps are equipped with warm white LEDs each with 2 rows and 1 row of RGB, consumption: around 34 W per depending .ca. 3900 lumens corresponds to 110 lumens / W.

These lamps are specified by the manufacturer LUM Light with 3900 Lumen, despite your two series with warm white LEDs. Also here only warm white stripes with 60 LEDs per meter were used, but in 3-chip technology, which means instead of 1 LED light equal to 3 pieces here, with the same power consumption. This corresponds with this lamp already about 110 lumens / W.

For more information see also my blog:
Me @ `s Foundation Aqua-Test: Test the LUM Light Aqua LED RGB Styl

1x Aqua LED RGB Light Styl, 825mm (standard dimension), with water cooling,
these LED lamps are equipped with 2 rows of warm white LEDs and 1 row of RGB, consumption: 20W, this lamp is specified by the manufacturer with 1,800 lumens (lm), which corresponds to 90 lm / W. You do not have the old 120 LED / m placement.

These short lamp illuminates the center of the basin and is temporally associated with the left.

The lighting was purchased at www.a4nager.de.

1x Meanwell PSU 12V / 10A (120W)

To drive the here the new GHL LEDControl4 V2 used. Controlled the whole of my Giesemann G-Tron Professional aquarium computer (Identical to GHL ProfiLux II Plus incl. ORP / Leitwertplatine). Lighting scenarios are adapted to the nature, incl. Cloud simulation, and rainy days with thunderstorm simulation and rain above the water surface. The night light is dimmed down to fit on lunar phases. The still in Hills of Rio Negro deadwood very colorful Lum-Light daily routine will be designed even realistic.

Specifications LEDControl4 V2:

Input voltage range: 5V 48V
Polarity: + inside - outside DC jack 5.5 / 2.1 mm
Maximum current per channel or a total of: 5 A
Number of Channels: 4
Input voltage range analog inputs: 0 V - 10 V
PWM switching frequency: 122 Hz

Another GHL LEDControl4Active (old model) is also available, so that I can then control the lights in 2 different groups and simulate changing / wandering cloud simulation, or a wandering sunrise / sunset.

Specifications LEDControl4Active:

Input voltage range: 5V 18V
Polarity: + inside - outside DC jack 5.5 / 2.1 mm
Maximum current per channel or a total of: 3 A
Number of Channels: 4
Input voltage range analog inputs: 0 V - 10 V
PWM switching frequency: 200 Hz

3x RGB Amplifier LED RGB amplifier, max. 144W

To increase the performance of the two GHL-Ansteuerboxen (yes only 60W & 36W at 12V DC), the signals for RGB and white on 3 RGB Amplifier (9 lighting channels / of 8 required) looped, each performance to add. 144W hochpowert, that's enough then for a greater illumination from thick.

Specifications RGB Amplifier:

Polarity: + inside - outside DC jack 5.5 / 2.1 mm
Input / output voltage: 12 -24V DC
Maximum current per channel 4A
Outputs: CMOSdrain -open output
Size: 95 (L) x 65 (W) x 24 (h) mm
Ambient temperature: -20 - 60 degrees C

The lighting times / programming of the aquarium computer

Beleuchtung1: LEDs Red Links

06:00 0%; 07:00 100%; 20:00 100%; 21:00 0%

This channel is defined as Dimmable, rainy days, clouds and thunderstorms are active here.

Lighting 2 LEDs Green Links

06:30 0%; 07:30 100%; 19:00 100%; 19:30 60%; 20:00 10%; 20:30 0%

This channel is defined as Dimmable, rainy days, clouds and thunderstorms are active here.

Lighting 3 LEDs Blue Links

07:00 15%; 07:30 60%; 08:30 100%; 18:00 100%; 19:00 60%; 19:30 15%

This channel is defined as Dimmable, rainy days, clouds, thunder & Mondpasen are active here.

This channel is night set at 15%, but further dimmed via a moon phase calendar, ie, at the full moon is 15% blue component and at new moon 0% because my fish is not quite dark like in the basin, especially the Arowana and the remain Scheibensalmler the white [...]
Filter 1:

1x Velda Clear Control 50, without UV-C (for ponds up to 20,000 liters)

1x Velda UV-C Unit 9 Wat, for installation in the Clear Control pressure filter

1x Messner eco-Tec2 7500

The Clear Control 50 pressure filter has a net filter volume of 50 l.
The Clear Control pressure filter having a switch for 6 functions, it can be set so that the following options:

Position 1, Filterspülstand: wash away the dirt under the grate
Position 2, Kopfspülstand: wash away the dirt in the head
Position 3, idle state: (the pond) to pump empty to the aquarium
Position 4, filter life: the water runs through the filter material and back into the aquarium (the pond)
5 position, medicine Stand: to filter materials by the water flows back into the aquarium (the pond).
6 position, lock status: this allows the filter no water by the cleaning of the pump.

Filter 2:

1x Velda Clear Control 50, Model 2012 without UV-C (for ponds up to 20,000 liters)

1x Messner eco-Tec2 10000

The Model 2012, even a position 7, Winter: The filter is vented through the winter.

The filter can additionally with an electrical heating element (150 or 300 watts)
and a UV-C Unit of 9, 18 or 36 watts to be retrofitted. For me, only the filter 1 is equipped with a 9W UV-C.

All filter materials such as Japan mat, charcoal and lava (for settlement of filter bacteria) complete package included.

Filter 2 has currently have stock speakers of Velda, only comes in 1 filter mat and the Japan Lavabruch used, the coal was replaced against Floragard Floratorf.

Additionally blue filter sponges the size PP20 and PP10 were introduced in both print filters.

When UV-C unit comes with me in the filter 1 Velda UV-C Unit 9 watts for use. These UV-C unit can be installed in the Velda Cross-flow biofilter, the pressure filter Clear Control and the mini-pressure filter. The advantage is that all algae are killed and pathogens before the water is passed through the filter materials. Of course, the UV light is not with the filter materials in contact.

As pumps come with me the Messner eco-Tec2 pump to use. This can also be operated outside the water, both in when. The Messner eco-Tec2 7500 has a capacity of 7300L / h on water level (from surface), the eco-Tec2 10000 has an output of approx 11000l / h. As the eco-Tec 10000 2 but probably a little too much water throughput for the Velda Clear Control 50 (suitable for pumps up to 8000l / h), it was now about the GHL Powerbar2Dim on max. 75% limited Durchluss, which of course also at the same time has a power save-result.

The pumps have a vortex impeller, which enables a large water yield and the transport of soil particles up to 8mm. The 7500 model has a power consumption of only "75W", the eco-Tec2 10000 requires unfortunately a little more, namely ca.110W, which is quite low for pumps of this capacity. The 7500 is pumping up to 4.00m above the actual water level, the 10000 creates tremendous 5,40m. The pumps also have a built-in thermal switch switches off the pump if it overheats, it automatically jumps back on when the pumps have cooled. The advantage of these pumps is the high capacity, combined with low power consumption and very quiet, they are also, as this is to asynchronous motors. By using these engines, it is also possible to use these pumps to "dim", ie the water flow could also be electronically limited.

Both Messner pumps before the pressure filters are with me on the Aquarienkomputer and a socket GHL Powerbar2Dim (connected to the 1-10V interface L5 & L6 of GHL eX expansion board) from time to time automatically controlled in its rotational speed, which I can create changing flow conditions, as in nature also.

1x SICCE Promo Set with 1x VOYAGER HP 9 and 1x 10 and WAVESURFER,
bought it was Zooprofi.de

Sicce, Promo Set, 1x Voyager [...]
Other equipment:
Stainless steel plate heat exchanger,
Type: B3-12A-20 45kW 0,24m², including cladding

Plate number: 20
Exchanger surface: 0,24 m2
Content: 0.36 l
Weight: 1.3kg
Dimensions (LxWxH): 191 x 73 x61 mm
Connection threads: 4x3 / 4 "external thread
Flow rate: max. 4 m3 / h
Transmission power: max. 45kW
Panel material: stainless steel AISI 304
Soldering: 99.99% copper
Pressure resistance: 30 bar
Temperature range: -200 to +230 degrees C

This heat exchanger is suitable for potable water !!!

Oventrop electrothermal actuator,
2-point. 230 V, normally closed., M 30 x 1.5

Oventrops electrothermal actuators are used in the trades heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The actuators are normally used for room temperature control, such. As with conventional radiators, in combination with 2-point room thermostat. In my case it is driven at the time directly via the Hydor Hydroset. When the actuator is de-energized, eg the temperature has been reached in the aquarium, the actuator, the heating valve via a return spring closes automatically. Should the power fail at what is hopefully not the case, the heating valve closes well and overheating of the water is not possible.

Giesemann G-tron Professional aquarium computer:

Equipment Giesemann G-tron Professional:

1x aquarium computer Giesemann G-tron
1x power adapter Giesemann 12 DC
1x switch socket Giesemann STDL4-4-D
1x Giesemann temperature sensor PT-1000
1x Giesemann pH electrode EGA 133 / BNC
1x Giesemann conductivity electrode LTG 1/24 (platinum;. F freshwater & seawater)
1x Giesemann redox electrode EMC 133 / BNC connectors and zero

The device turned out to open the housing as a true GHL ProfiLux Plus II with built-in Combi-ticket PLM CondF redox (conductance Freshwater (Freshwater) / ORP) card out. Since the Fa, Giesemann has stopped on the Urfirmware Version 4:04 and the software G-tron Control V4.04 (in my opinion a very bad joke) was tried the latest firmware GHL aufzuspielen V5.15, but neither the GHL ProfiLuxControl V5.15 still went over the Giesemann G-Tron Control V 4:04, so a trick is Wall (Who dares wins). Now the device has the latest firmware GHL and can be controlled with the latest GHL ProfiLux Control, also now works all the new and old hardware of GHL to the device, which was not possible without an update.

Be calibrated sensors with Zajac-Eichflüssigkeit:

Zac pH calibration solution pH 4
Zac pH calibration solution pH 7
Zac conductivity calibration solution 1413 yS
Zac redox calibration solution 220 mV

Additional Hardware:

1x GHL Profilux eXtended Upgrade Kit (previously built PLM CondF redox Combination ticket is kicked out and was replaced by this advantage. 3 float inputs, 2 add 1-10V interfaces, A used the slot 3 is available again.)
Purchased from: www.a4nager.de

1x Expansion Card GHL PLM-4L (4x 1-10V interfaces for the connection of 2 LEDControl4)
Purchased from: www.a4nager.de

1x Expansion Card GHL PLM-LAN, LAN-interface for connecting the aquarium computer on my (W-) LAN router to access from outside via LAN & Internet on the device. In order for the aquarium computer can then also send e-mails in the event of a failure, etc.

1x Expansion Card GHL PLM-RS232, zus.RS232 interface to connect the View II, so the int. RS-232 remains free to connect the PC to the ProfiLux Control.

Would indeed not have been necessary for the operation of View II, but the praktikabelere solution.

1x GHL ProfiLux View II (ext. Display that is attached on top of the lamp box in the slope) was bought cheap and new to eBay on 29/05/2013.

The View II is used here purely of information that makes it possible visible above the aquarium, is attached. The aquarium computer is afterwards more or less invisibly integrated into the cabinet.

Info: External digital display unit that constantly displays all the important data of an aquarium on a blue-lit and well-read display, such as temperature, pH, [...]
Eine der neuen Aqua LED Styl Light RGB von LUM-Light,  mit Wasserkühlung und Halterung
Diesmal einfach mit den original Saugern in die Abdeckung eingebaut
LED RGB Amplifier, zur Leistungssteigerung der LED-Beleuchtungskanäle
Giesemann G-tron Professional Aquariencomputer
Schaltsteckdosen, Sensoren und Zubehör
GHL PLM-4S Erweiterungskarte, 4 zus. 1-10V Kanäle
Der GHL ProfiLux Plus II mal von Innen, vor dem Umbau auf die eX-Version
Die eingebaute PLM-4L, rechts daneben noch die Redox/Leitwert (F)-Kombikarte
GHL LEDControl4Active LED-Steuerung, alte Version
GHL LEDControl4 V2, gleiche Funktion, aber mehr Leistung.
eXtended Upgrade Kit für ProfiLux Plus II und ProfiLux 3
Nach dem Einbau des GHL eX-Upgrades ist wieder ein Slot mehr frei
Viel mehr Anschlüsse am Gerät zur Verfügung
Und mal von der Seite
GHL DCF-D-77,  Funkuhrempfänger für den vorhandenen Aquariencomputer
GHL View II, ext. Daten-Anzeige mit Halterung und seriellem Anschlußkabel
GHL View II Im Betrieb
GHL PLM-RS232, ein 2. serieller Anschuss, extra für das View II
Eingebaute PLM-RS232, 1 Steckplatz ist noch frei
GHL Mount 1, ein Set für die Unterschraubmontage am Gehäuse des Aquariencomputers
Das komplette Zubehör für die Levelüberwachung
Die fertige Halterung mit den beiden Schwimmern für min. & max. Level
Schwimmerschalter (Floater)
Schwimmerschalter, mit besserem Blick auf deren Befestigung
Das komplette Zubehör für die Leckageüberwachung/Überlaufkontrolle, für die
Die 80 Federkontakte des Leckageschalters
C.E.M.E Ventile mit 230 V-Spule für den autom. Wasserwechsel
GHL Powerbar2dim-D, zum Regeln der beiden Messner-Pumpen vor dem Druckfiltern
Sicce Promo Set, hier bestehend aus Voyager HP 9 & 10, sowie Wafe Surver
Voyager HP 10 Strömungspumpe, die Pumpen 7 -10 sehen gleich aus.
Sicce Wave Surfer - Die Stömungssteuerung für 2 Pumpen.
AquaMedic Dosierpumpe SP-3000, dient zum evtl. Aufsalzen nach dem autom. Wasserwechsel
AquaMedic Mistral 2000 - Membranpumpe  mit 6-fach-Verteiler
GHL Messzelle zur Aufnahme meiner 4 Sensoren, die Zelle wird im Zulauf, im Bypass,
GHL LAN-Karte für den Fernzugriff auf den Aquariencomputer
Der derzeitige Vollausbau: GHL PLM-LAN / Serial / 4L , damit isser leider voll :(
Die fertig verdrahtete Lichtsteuerung,hier mit Erlärung
Resun King-1A Wasserpumpe mit 700l/h, für die Wakü und die Regensimu
Gardena Micro Drip System Kleinflächendüsen, einstellbarer Sprühradius von min.
Der neue Wärmetauscher, hier verpackt in der Isolierschale
Der `ausgepackte` Wärmetauscher
Elektrothermischer Stellantrieb zur Steuerung des Heizungsventils über den GHL
1 (1W) Black Arowana (Osteoglossum ferreirai)

4 (2M / 2W) Peacock cichlids "Bahia Red" (Astronotus sp. "Bahia Red")

4 (2M / 2W) Blue / Green Parrot cichlids (Hoplarchus psittacus)

3 (2M / 1W) Emerald Cichlids (Hypselecara temporalis)

2 (1M / 1W?) Crenicichla acutirostre

5 (3M / 2W) Mondscheibensalmler (Myloplus rubripinnis Luna)

1 (1M) 'real' Leopard Cactus Wels (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)

2 (1M / 1?) Demini Leopard cactus catfish "L114" (Pseudacanthicus sp. "L 114")

2 (1M / 1W) Redbeard-pinecone catfish "L 95" (Pseudorinelepis sp. "L 95"),
these two catfish are on 20/09/2013 by Aqua House pulled in Dülmen to me.
The two animals are about 30cm tall and it will be a couple taking even.

2 Red Bruno (cochliodon sp. Paraguay)

2 jewelry catfish (Pimelodus ornatus)

7 line catfishes (Platydoras armatulus)
Hoplarchus-Weibchen mit Schreckfäbung
Meine Gruppe Mondscheibensalmler
Einer meiner beiden `Red Brunos` (Cochliodon sp. `Paraguay`)
Astronotus sp. `Bahia Red`
Schwarzer Arowana , jetzt ca. 50cm groß
Crenicichla accutirostre in Ihrem `neuen`  Zuhause
Pseudacanthicus sp. `L 114`, der grössere meiner beiden Leopardkaktuswelse
Hypselecara temporalis, Männchen mit Stirnbucke (Fettbuckel)
Nochmals meine 5 Myloplus rubripinnis luna
Nochmals mein `Red Bruno`, oder auch `Red Rusty`, oder Roter Schilderwels
Blauer Papageibuntbarsch (Hoplarchus psittacus) - eines meiner beiden Männchen
Pseudacanthicus leopardus, der `Echte`
Ein Rotbart-Tannenzapfenwels. Das Rotbart wohl kommt von dem roten `Bart` (Streifen)
Pseudorinelepis sp. `L 95`, hier wohl das etwas kleinere Weibchen. Beide sind ca.
Water parameters:

Water temperature: During the day 26.9 to 27.6 degrees C., at night is automatically reduced. lowered by 1 degree (temperature sensor GHL)

pH: 6.3 (pH-electrode GHL / Sera pH test)
kH-value: ca. 1 dH
GH value: ca. 1 dH

CO2 emissions: 16 mg / l (JBL CO2 continuous test)
O2 value: 7 mg / l

Ammonia (NH3): - mg / l
Ammonium (NH4): - mg / l
Nitrite (NO2): - mg / l
Nitrate (NO3): - mg / l
Phosphate (PO 4): mg / l

Iron (Fe): nn mg / l
Copper (CU): nn mg / l

Conductance:.. 312 yS / cm, adjusted by means of GHL z Zt on 300yS / cm, was returned to that value on 10.20.2013 by the addition of Genzel Szezialsalz.

Redox - mV is set to + 300mV on GHL z Zt,..
is not measurable at the time when the GHL can only measure from -300 to + 600mV.

Stand: 10.21.2013

The water values ​​are measured with the droplet test the sera aqua test-box. CO2 is measured using the JBL CO2 continuous test.

Output water (tap water values)

pH: 7.6
kH-value: ca. 12 dH
GH value:> 14 dH / <21 dH (values ​​with JBL Easy Test 5in1)

NO2-value: ca. 0 mg / l
NO3-value: ca. 15 mg / l

Conductivity: ca. 565 yS / cm

Osmosis water / permeate:

pH: 6.2
KH value: <1Dh
GH value: <1Dh

NO2 value: 0 mg / l
NO3 value: 0 mg / l

Conductance: 8-11 yS / cm

Water change: The water change is done automatically, approx 400-450l water to be drained and then fed directly through the osmosis of the basin overnight again every Sunday at 19:00 clock. Constantly, the conductance of the aquarium water over the GHL Conductivity interface is controlled and maintained at the set conductivity.
Dry food:
Sera Vipan (staple food), Sera vipagran (staple food, granules), Sera discus granules (discus-staple food), Sera Viforma (food tablets for catfish and loaches), Sera Catfish Chips (food chips with wood, for L-catfish), Tropical Welsi Gran (multi-ingredient food for bottom-feeders), TetraCichlid XL Flakes (Staple food for all cichlids), TetraCichlid Sticks (staple food for large cichlids), 12 varieties feed and adhesive tablets from Aquaristik-Pardies.de, and their Premium Discus & Cichlidengranulat, granulated food for discus and cichlids Red (1000ml), granulated food for discus and cichlids Green (1000ml), staple granules (red / green, 1000ml), Professional flake food (5000ml) and professional bloodworm Foods (gefriergetrochnet).

Especially for cichlids: JBL Novo Sick M for cichlids, or JBL Novo Stick XL for large cichlids

Especially for the Arowana: JBL Novo Dragon (for Arowanas, floating shrimp sticks)

There are not getting any food present with me, but always a selection of these products.

Gefriergetrochnetes feed (FD-feed):
Premium Bachflohkrebse (Grammarus, 1kg / 10L packaging), Premium freshwater shrimp (1kg / 5,5l packaging), Premium bloodworms (1000ml / 70g), mealworms FD (1000ml packaging), tubifex cube FD (feed pellet, 2000ml) , Artemia cube FD (Brine shrimp feed pellet, 2000ml), Japanese silkworm FD (1000ml packaging)

For information on dry and FD-feed See also my blog: Fast food?!?

Frozen Food:
Amtra: bloodworms, white mosquito larvae, black mosquito larvae, cyclops, daphnia (water fleas), Cichlidendiät, Artemia brine shrimp, Mysis, Krill Pacifica, Tubifex, fresh water Quartet, discus Fit, Grünfuttermix (for the Oscars and Hypselecaras), clam meat, shrimp whole, mussels whole, chopped squid, chopped shrimp meat, smelts, Bachflohkrebse scalded, Premium Color, Premium Vit, Premium Quintet, Premium Discus, Premium Crab, Premium Wels (for the catfish, of course), Superior cockles, Superior shrimp, Superior Mysis, Superior smelt, Superior Gammarus, Superior krill, clams Superior, practically the whole Amtra range which is suitable for very large, mainly carnivore freshwater fish !!!

Ruto Frozen Fish Food: see Amtra palette additionally Discusfood palette Golden Gate Artemia, Bernd Degen series except Degen Baby Menu, all Degen Discus products contain turkey heart, no beef heart !!!

In addition, all the smelts and mussels are still (unshelled) of Veldhuis Aquaria / NL in the 1kg pack, and pangasius, salmon filet and crab / shrimp (shelled) in the 1kg pack of frozen store around the corner, or from Lidl, Aldi and how else do you all hot, fed. The stuff is then chopped still small with a knife, or with an onion Hacker. Is really cheap !!!

Live food:
Maggots, worms, crickets, spiders, etc., sometimes small fish - 6cm, but no viviparous, due to the risk of fish tuberculosis.

Amtra Live: bloodworms, bloodworms Jumbo, White Mückanlarven, Daphien (water fleas), Artemia, Tubifex

For more information about Frost and live feeds See also my blog: The meaning of frozen and live food for the aquarium

Chopped lettuce, Chinese cabbage, or spinach, and peas fed from the can and brewed oatmeal. Moreover, the Oscars eat very much like the floating bodies of water hyacinth. The Scheibensalmler make out with the floating plants and is all green.

Note: There are now fixed feeding times, Mondays to Saturdays at 17:00 clock (with pumps break through GHL) because all animals are practically grown up time you 1 meal a day. Sunday is a fixed day of fasting planned. [...]
Further information:
Water purifier used:

JBL Tropol -Tropenwasseraufbereiter (5000ml canister)

Creates crystal clear Tropenwassermillieu and affects algae preventative
Promotes the health of fish through humic substances from peat and tannin from oak bark
Promotes spawning by Active iodine
Facilitates the acclimatization of all black water fish (z. B. Neon, Scalars, Discus, etc.)
Reduces stress

JBL Tropol is fed automatically after each automatic water change in suitable quantity on the dosing pump.

Aquaculture Genzel Premium salt for discus and blackwater fish

The special salts increase the readiness to spawn, the growth and prevent diseases that can occur once in every aquarium. They are used at every water change.


Ketapang Leaves / Indian Almond Leaves

Effect: The active ingredients of the leaves (including tannins) have a mild disinfecting and fungicidal effect. Accordingly, they may be such as preventive use against spawn mold, but also for the treatment and prophylaxis of fin rot and mucous problems.

The pH is only very slightly reduced, the total salt content (conductivity) increased slightly. The water gets after a while a nice amber tone but remains crystal clear.

Alder cones:

valuable humic and tannins, ideal for discus, angelfish, neon and all other fish from black water regions.

Dosage: Every 2-3 weeks 4-6 pins to 100 liters, or about 100 alder cones on rough 2500l, every few weeks.

My Zierfisch pharmacy:

This is ever present with me in the fresh quality and in sufficient quantity for a multi-day treatment.

Aquaculture Genzel Ultra-special salt

This product helps the fish directly over the water and the view over the gills, to fight diseases on one's own defense mechanisms, among other things prevents fracturing at the discus disease.

This I use most often in combination with other means of support, higher doses it can also be a salt bath for diseased animals serve.

eSHa EXIT 20ml, for max. 2000l, helps against white dots

helps reliably against all dotty diseases such Ichthyo, or the velvet disease Oodinium. In connection with very high temperatures of about 34 degrees against the infestation of bells animals very suitable, which may occur from the eastern Brazil mainly at WF-Loricariids.

Exit can be used in combination with eSHa 2000 a remedy for fungal infections, fin rot and bacteria. With this combination you can combat most diseases effectively, will ever get your fish.

eSHa EXIT can be used in combination with Esha gdex, a remedy for skin and gill tapeworms.

Esha 2000 - 20ml, for max. 800l, against fungal infections, bacterial diseases Flossenfäuleund

eSHa 2000 is a combination product with broad-spectrum activity against more than 18 symptoms. It successfully fought the causative agent of the dreaded and often referred to as incurable rocking disease, but also so-called white noses, Maulverpilzungen, mucous cloudiness, fungus, abrasions, open wounds, skin inflammation, skin bleeding, ascites, gill flukes, blue, clamped fins, bites, blood stains, lit shed roots, gill inflammation, tissue inflammation, tail and fin and raised scales.

eSHa 2000 can also be used in combination with Esha gdex, a remedy for skin and gill tapeworms.

Sera baktopur direct

Sera baktopur direct 100 tablets for 5,000 liters

Caution: This medication is not freely sold in Germany, where it is to get possibly only on the (fish) vet !!!

Sera baktopur direct combat bacterial infections that cause ascites or bloody inflammation or ulcers in fresh and saltwater fish quickly and reliably with the active ingredient in fish compatible Nifurpirinol. Nifurpirinol is employed only for fish antibiotic against bacterial infections, such as [...]