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Becken im September
Description of the aquarium:
Community tanks
Tank size:
120 x 30 x 35 = 126 liters ~ 33 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The basin comes from the glass garden series (Frank and Carstens Carnelenhaus).
However, there is no Optiwhite glass, but normal grünstich term float glass.

It is stoßverklebt transparent, which can affect the pelvis gracile.

There are no bars and cross braces above the pelvis.
Becken bei Tag im September 13
Es grünt ...
Das Ganze mal von schräg oben.
Noch nicht alle Pflanzen sind da.
Der Nebel des Grauens nach dem Einrichten ...
Aquarium decoration:
bright quartz sand (0.1-0.3 mm)
fine clay

Special feature:
Front of the ground is only 1-2 cm high. Through a self-glued terrace he rises to 7 cm at the rear.
In this rear area a layer (about 4 cm) Clay is entered instead of a breeding ground.
Eleocharis accularis
Eleocharis parvula
Eleocharis 'Xingu'

Ride on:
Anubias nana
Anubias bonsai
Bolbitis heudelotii
Bolbitis (dwarf)
Bucephalandra motleyana
Hymenasplenium obscurum

Cryptocoryne wendtii green
Cryptocoryne, unknown hybrid
Cryptocoryne parva
Echinodorus latifolius

Vesicularia montagnei
Taxiphyllum spec. Spiky

Floating plants:
Azolla caroliniana
Lemna minor
Salvinia minima
Neptunia oleracea (Neptunia oleracea)
Phyllanthus fluitans (water spurge)

Glossostigma elatinoides
Hydrocotyle leucocephala (teilemers)
Special features of the facility:
The terrace consists of a 7 cm high curved with a heat gun Plexiglas pane. In this (Ottoseal 72) were for acrylic glass and Plexiglas glued different sized lava rocks with food-grade special silicone. Thereby, the smooth shape was slightly dissolved and a "cliff scenery" simulated.
The terrace is glued firmly in the basin.

Lateral. Corner decoration:
True to the style of the dissolved basin 'Whole Lotta Love' mats were glued also here in the rear corners, which are overgrown with moss.
On the left is the Matteneck to the pump, also hidden by moss, and the right supplements piece without CONSULT TECHNICAL function to visually pick up and compensate for the left corner.

Cover plates outside at the pool:
Externally, the glued mats are obscured by black stained and clear lacquered wood panels in stages optics.

Rank construction for water Abel:
A petite Head of untreated beech and oak wood is (hardware store) on the rear wheel. This is clamped between the two Eckmatten approximately 1-2 cm below the water surface.
On it the pennywort is braided so that it entwines controlled and his first emersed shoots already in the background stretches from the basin.

The threads hold the rank ladder for pennywort on the surface of the basin.
Looks a bit like the Golden Gate Bridge :)
In addition, attached to this head of moss, and water mimosa Anubien. The Anubien grow teilemers here.
Aquarium equipment:
3 x Eheim Aqua Light 7 Watt

Via time switch are connected offset commuted the three LED:

A LED (right): 12: 00-22: 00 clock
LED B (middle): 12: 30-22: 30 clock
LED C (left): 13: 00-23: 00 clock

Burn time / LED: 10h / day
In principle, "no filter".

Circulation ensures Eheim compact 300. This, however, is hidden behind a thin HMF mat that no Boraras can be sucked.

So actually a "mini-HMF".

I am now the proud owner of a "Schnäbeles" (for all non-Schwaben: diminutive of Schnabel ^^): even if the water level drops, this is height adjustable and ensures optimal surface movement through evaporation at the outlet of the pump tube.
Other equipment:
Aquael Easy Heater (heater), 25 watts is set to 22 degrees.
(Only for temperature fuse)
Mein neuer Wasserauslass - `Schnäbele`
`Schnäbele` mit Oberflächenbewegung
40 Boraras micros / nevus?

Ramshorn snails, bladder snails
Water parameters:
Ph: 6.0
Kh:> 1
Gh:> 1
No2: nn
Conductance: 50-80 s / cm

Fluctuations in the conductance - why?
The fluctuations are caused by different sized water changes. Here, only the conductivity, pH and GH / KH changes executed to remain constant.
It should be simulated rains.

Filled the basin (conductivity 30 s / cm) is pure osmosis water.
Every two days to 10-20 liters (varies) water changed (at least 10 liters of pure RO water, 10 liters of acidified peat-osmosis water (Ph:. 5).
Thus the germ pressure, may be sensitive to the Boraras is lowered and kept the pH constant.

As in osmosis water and by the delicate stocking virtually no nutrients are contained, a fertilization by Dennerle Daily NPK done (about 1 ml, or "a pump stroke").
Edit 26.09.2013: The fertilization is complete for three weeks, been adjusted after initial reduction.
I had problems with filamentous algae that really all s bewucherten. The fast-growing plants such as pennywort and various floating plants could not really curb the algae.
Having now fully adjusted fertilization, the filamentous algae have declined and the other plants grow like crazy again. Maybe it was before by the NPK fertilizer, an excess of macronutrients, while possibly one component was missing, which led to growth stagnation and algae promoted.
It does not matter to me hell be right. So: No fertilization despite oligotrophic osmosis water.
Live food:
White muelas

Every now and then plunges nematode on the pelvis. the Boraras love this and pounce hungry for him.

Unfortunately Artemia and red Muelas be spurned. Similarly, frozen food.

Dried fodder:
Sera vipagran Baby (powdered food), only as a supplement to live feeds
Further information:
Notes / Observations for stocking (Boraras micros / naevus)

In order for the basin side not in the length is to be expansive, I decided to formulate the observations to Boraras in a blog. Just click on the respective sub-categories and you will directed to the appropriate blog page.

Boraras and Nano

Boraras and the swarm behavior:
Text follows.

Boraras and flow:
Text follows.

Boraras in distress - Agony in Blätterwald