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Aquarium Hauptansicht von African Falls
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
West / Central Africa
Tank size:
92x41x52 = 100 liters ~ 26 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The pool is a gem Vision 180th
This is a Paludarium, which is filled to just over half
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Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Sand
To a large extent provides bright quartz sand the ground since

Gravel
Brown quartz gravel was mixed to get a natural-looking appearance.
Plants:
Emers (afloat on the rear wall)

Ficus pumila
I have behind the pool attached two small pots so that the vines can grow into the pool. This is due to the fact that I wanted to attach any substrate on the back wall, which the plant needs.

Anubia barteri var. Nana
Several small offshoot mounted in the recesses and crevices of the rear wall

Taxiphyllum Barbieri (Java moss)

Lomariopsis (Süsswasserseetang)

Riccia (pond liverwort)

All were simply placed in crevices, niches on the back wall and at branches and are now spread.

Anubia congensis
used left and right at the bottom towards the water

Verticillata Hydrocotyle
Also one of the recesses on the rear wall set in the water is constantly


Submerged (under water)

Eregia densa (Elodea)

Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort)

Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort)

Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita

All four are occasionally put into the ground and will later serve as a surface plant or even grow tall rear wall.

Floating plants

Limnobium laevigatum
Ficus pumilla
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Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
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Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Pflanzen im Aquarium African Falls
Special features of the facility:
Rear walls:
In a shared pool mangrove backplane mounted in the submerged part.
In emergent part I have a rear wall constructed which is constantly overrun with water from above.
The back wall is made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. At first I created a rough structure and glued them. Then the whole thing would "countersunk" to provide more structure. Then I did everything with fabric mats assigned to subsequently tissue filler mixed with tinting apply. The second thrust spatula branches and roots were introduced. In conclusion, I have the whole sealed several times with resin.
The upper rear wall is slightly higher than the other in order to create thus further retreat. The rear wall was kept very thin to allow as much room for swimming.

Roots:
In addition to the roots in the rear wall, some small mangrove roots were still housed in the submerged part.

Stones:
Individual small pebbles were placed in the ground with

Leaves
Seemandelbaumblätter, oak, beech, walnut, alder cones
Grundplatte
Erste Struktur
Gezündelt
Erste Schicht mit Spachtel und Wurzeln
Fertige Rückwand
Bepflanzte Rückwand
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Linke Seite 29.08.2013
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
SunaECO Natural Daylight 500 with controller.
The highest lighting control is 25%.
Lighting time 10.30 - 22.00 Clock
Filtration:
Here comes the JBL E900 used because it can be very strong curb.
The outlet of the filter is installed over an elongated tube system completely over the length of the rear wall, so that the water slowly passes through the rear wall down at any time (more on this in Others). This is intended to provide a good Wuchsmöglickeiten for emergent plants and on the other create a very low flow in the basin, which prefer both types. Due to the many holes in the outlet do I have the filter but not more throttle.

Technical specifications:
- Filter Tank capacity: 7.6 l
- Volume filter media: 4.7 l
- Power 900l / h
Other equipment:
In winter, 2 heater (75W + 100W)
Summer 1 heater (100W)

By barely existing water circulation and the large air space above the water, the heat of the heater can be distributed badly. Since the buchholzi quite sensitive to temperatures below 24 ° C in winter I turn added a second heater
Verteilerrohre mit Schläuchen verbunden
Stocking:
3x Pantodon buchholzi? /?

Home:
Africa. Slowly flowing rainforest streams and -sümpfe West and Central Africa
Temperature:
25-30 ° C
PH value:
6.0-7.0
Total hardness:
2-10 ° dGH
Beck Size:
Pro Animal ca 50x50cm surface area
Entertainment:
Various information, usually groups or pair-housed
Nutrition:
Approaching food in the form of various insects

The surface area occupied, a young couple of butterfly fish. The tank volume acts initially scarce, but the 50x50cm which one per animal counted are about present and there is no aggression among themselves and both animals have their own shelters. It is written a lot about the attitude of these animals. From single, through Couple to group housing. Habbe'll decided due to the tank size for the pair-housed with 2 pups and pointed Watch works.

8x Microsynodontis sp.1

Details follow ...

5x Macrobrachium sp.
Pantodon Bucholzi
Auf der Lauer
Das kleinere Tier
Ich hoffe ein Männchen
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Neugierig aber friedlich zusammen
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Neuankömmling
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Microsynodontis
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Macrobrachium
Macrobrachium
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Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
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Besatz im Aquarium African Falls
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Water parameters:
PH: 6.8
GH: 8 ° dH
KH: 5 ° dH
NO2: nn
NO3: 10mg / l
NH3: 0mg / l
NH4: 0mg / l
PO4: 0mg / l
Fe: 0mg / l
Cu: 0mg / l

Measured with Sera Aquatest


50% water change weekly

Temperature: 25 ° C
Feeding:
-Red Bloodworms F / L / T
-Black Bloodworms F / L
-White Bloodworms F / L
-Artemia F / L
-Echinatraen L
-Daphnien F / L / T
-Krill F / T
-Bachflokrebse F / L
-Tubifex F / L / T
-Heimchen L
-Grillen L
-Heuschrecken L
-Fliegen / Moths etc. L


It is varied lined with 2 Fast days a week. The butterfly fish are mainly fed with crickets, grasshoppers and crickets. In addition, they get small insects that are found in the living room so ^^. Also I feed occasionally dried daphnia, Muelas, Tubifex and krill added which floats on the surface and intended to serve as a complement or variety.
Further information:
The idea behind the pool:
The pool is a small creek section dastellen on the water always runs on a escarpment down into a small pool. The water which runs slowly across the backplane is virtually no flow generate, since both the butterfly fish as well as the Killis not like this. The Buchholzis get floating plants and I want them of course possible to feed animals such as crickets and put small fruit flies in the thicket on the inside, where they then fall by itself on the water surface. Thus, the animals do not scare and it is similar in nature. The Killis have the area including fully for themselves and there are many hiding places built. Since the upper rear wall protrudes a little further arises additionally retreat.
The Microsynodontis require many hiding places, which are provided in the form of wood and foliage available

Behavior:

Pantodon bucholzi

The Buchholzis inhabit the surface and talk almost exclusively here. Only when frighten the animals they dive times from to hide. An animal is very jumpy un warps when opening the cover immediately in his dugout. The larger is much more relaxed. Overall, these animals are very quiet representatives, however, what the feeding concerns very specifically. I feed the animals individually mmit feed tweezers and this requires quite a bit of patience and calm so that everyone gets his share. However, one must not be afraid that the animals overeat when they are saturated they just ignore the food offered. When they strike, however, that goes within fractions of a second that has hardly touched the surface of the insect.


Feeding behavior !!!
After the pool now runs some time I came to the conclusion that is not optimal, the socialization of Fundulopanchax gardneri and Pantodon bucholzi due to their feeding habits. The Bucholzis are unhurried calm animals that sometimes even look at some food in more detail before it is accepted, sometimes not. The Gardneris are the complete opposite. These animals eat as if there were ken tomorrow, both the quantity as well as on the speed and the Futterneid. In itself, this would be no problem but in this combination even crickets and Co will halt wolfed down. The animals eat broken up. I have, unfortunately, 2 animals received at these consequences and also to some other could be seen clear signs of fatty degeneration. Therefore, the move into a new Zuhasue Gardneris and either applies a quieter kind of the pelvis or there is a species tank for Bucholzis.

Files

Overview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pX8RcKhVDs

Water outlet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VJHLA2l5E