approx 10l JBL Mando, it is about 10 Kg of fine aquarium sand (remainder from the aquarium my wife) about Beige fine gravel grit between 0.1 to 3 to 4 mm. The aquarium sand is too bright!
The whole at a height of 8 to 10 cm in the foreground to about 15 cm in the background.
Under the whole there is a 10 mm thick layer of styrofoam.
Giant Vallis (Vallisneria gigantea)
Height: 50 - 150 cm
Vallisneria americana (gigantea) is unproblematic and fast-growing plant for large aquariums. The leaves are so long that they fill in on the water in most aquariums. Therefore it is necessary to prune the plant so that it casts too much shade. The tough vigorous leaves are usually eaten by herbivorous fish. If simply propagated by offshoots that arise very numerous in a nutrient-rich ground.
Ordinary water screw (Vallisneria spiralis "Tiger")
Height: 30 - 50 cm
Vallisneria spiralis is a "classic", well-known since the early days of hunting and aquarium plants. It comes in Africa, the warmer parts of Europe (eg Italy) and probably also in the Near East in stationary and flowing water, spreads in Europe but also in the more northern areas. Linnaeus described this underwater plant in 1753 as the first species of the genus Vallisneria. He was referring to the style name "spiralis" not about to spirally twisted leaves, but the flower stalk bearing the female flower. During the flowering this floats on the water surface, after withering, the stems turn a spiral, thereby pulling down the flower. This is also the case with all other Vallisneria species.
Broad sword plant (Echinodorus bleheri)
Height: 20 - 50 cm
Echinodorus bleheri is one of the most sold aquarium plants because it is unpretentious, beautiful and easy to grow. A nutritious bottom promotes growth, but we must Shorten the plant so that it casts too much shade. Gets along well in dimly lit aquariums, as they themselves grow toward the light. A frugal and easy solitary plant for both beginners and experienced aquarists with a somewhat larger aquarium. Also sold under the trade name 'paniculatus' offered.
Mauritius-Grass (Lilaeopsis mauritiana)
Height: 5 - 10 cm
This Lilaeopsis type requires less light than Lilaeopsis brasiliensis. The owner of Tropica, Holger Windeløv, found in 1992 in Mauritius. The plant height and the distance between the blades depend on the illuminance. The more light, the lower the plant and the denser the leaves. The foothills spread out in the aquarium. If they are similar in a pot or between stones planted, the growth is dense. Should be planted as Lilaeopsis brasiliensis.
Rosebay Papageienblatt (Alternanthera reineckli "Pink" (rosefolia)) Height: 25 - 50 cm
Reineckii The purple leaf undersides of Alternanthera 'Bronze' form an effective contrast to the many green plants, especially when planted in groups. High light intensity promotes the red coloring of the leaves. Most Alternanthera species are difficult in the aquarium, but this kind is quite unpretentious. You can easily multiply by planting his head cuttings in the ground. This also makes the mother plant more bushy, because it then makes several new side shoots.
Hygrophila corymbosa 'siamensis "Height: 15 - 40 cm
Underwater, the leaves are light green and sit tight. In open aquariums Hygrophila corymbosa grows 'siamensis' like above the water level and beyond. Forms blue-green leaves and small blue flowers. It grows fast and the shoot tips often have to be shortened if you want to keep the plant submerged. A very undemanding plant that is well suited for beginners.
Sources: www.aquariumguide.de and www.flowgrow.de
and a moss species (gemaust with my better half :)) I do not know.
The Beplanzung is subject to change with security over time and adapted to the continent.
Special features of the facility:
some stones that were piled into a small wall with crevices and caves, the almost diagonal runs through the basin.
even looking for tree roots that have been cleaned with a wire brush.
They were then scalded with almost boiling water, then soaked. Before the roots came in's pool, they were again washed with hot water.
Despite water they still show rising trends which I work using contrary to some stones.
self-built LED lighting (Stripes, 60 LEDs / m). The lighting is divided into 6 strands a'1m length, each one cool white (6000K) and warm white (3500 K).
The strips are turned in pairs from front to back in a period of 30 minutes via a time switch. In the evening off in the reverse order.
Lighting time is from 10.00 clock until 22.00 clock.
Moonlight, consisting of a 30cm rest strip of LED lighting, blue light I do not like. Switched between 21h45 clock to 24:00 clock and morning from 9.00 to 10.00 clock clock.
The filtering consists of an HMF, filter mat 5cm thick, 20ppi, as a prefilter
for EHEIM professionel 3600
Pump capacity approx .: 1,250.00 l / h
Head up to approx .: 1,80 m
Power: 16 Watt
Filter volume: 6.00 l
Vorfiltervolumen: 0.50 l
Container volume: 9.20 l
Filter Material: mounting by the manufacturer supplied
Let's see if the filter is enough, or even a second has to happen.
Denerle Bodenfluter 75W
The heater is located behind the filter mat.
These procedures shall relate heating the two external thermostat, ie: the thermostat for floor heating is set to 27 °, the thermostat for the heating element to 25 °.
The heater itself is set to 26 °.
In the evening, about 15 minutes after the light is off is switched via a switch on the external thermostat and then in the morning, just before the 1st stage of lighting terms again turned on the regulation of the heating rod. Thus I get a night setback of about 1 ° C and have the added assurance that the water temperature can not fall too far.
The floor heating is completely switched off at night and only in the morning turned the lights back.
15 marbled armored catfish (Corydoras paleatus)
South America. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in Rio Parana and Rio de la Plata.
Length 6-7cm, females larger and fuller.
Group of min. 5 animals in tanks with soft ground and shelter to rest.
20-26 ° C
2-19 ° dGH
20 Glowlight (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
South America. Shady waters of the Essequibo River in Guyana areas.
Length to 4 cm, males slightly smaller and slimmer than the females.
Schooling fish (8-10 animals). Pools with dense vegetation, as well as space for swimming.
24-28 ° C
5-12 ° dGH
1 pair of butterfly cichlids (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
South America. Quiet plant-rich savannah waters in Venezuela and Colombia.
Length up to 5 cm, males with longer dorsal fins. Females with violet-red belly.
Pairwise. In pools with dense groups of plants that offer the animals shelter.
24-28 ° C
6.0 to 7.2
5-15 ° dGH
1M / 2W goldeneye cichlid (Nannacara anomala)
South America. Guyana. Calm waters with dense vegetation.
Length 6-9 cm, males larger, more intensely colored u. With some pointed expiring fins.
In pairs in well planted tank with many hiding places, rock groups and roots.
22-27 ° C
5-19 ° dGH
1M / 2W cockatoo cichlids (Apistogramma cacatuoides)
South America. Flat areas in small streams of the Peruvian Amazon.
Length up to 9 cm, colored males more attractive and bigger. Male to 9 cm, females up to 5 cm.
A male with several females maintain. Planted and darkened pool with caves.
24-27 ° C
5-19 ° dGH
3 male guppy, 6 Guppyweibchen (Poecilia reticulata)
South America. Waters in Guyana, Venezuela, Barbados, Trinidad and northern Brazil.
Length 3-5 cm, females paunchy and considerably larger than the males.
As a group (more females than males) in some densely planted tank.
18-28 ° C
10-30 ° dGH
15 serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)
South America. Southern Amazonas. Rio Guaporé, Rio Paraguay in Brazil. Pflanzenrei- che waters.
Length 3-4 cm, females somewhat paler and plumper (round and later).
Small flock in well planted, dark pools held. Peat filtration recommended.
22-28 ° C
5-25 ° dGH
15 ear-grating loricariids (Otocinclus hoppei)
South America. Amazon catchment. Streams with heavy vegetation.
Length 4 to 5 cm, females slightly longer and fuller.
A group of at least 5 animals in well-planted tank.
23-27 ° C
2-18 ° dGH
KH: 6 ° dH
GH: 7 ° dH
No2: 0.0 mg / l
No3: 10.0 mg / l
The values were measured with JBL Easy Test 6 in 1
Water temperature: 25 ° C at night and during the day increasing to 26 ° C.
Wassserwechsel: 14 days 30%.
In part I use with rainwater.
Watermaker is not used.
Dry flakes and catfish tablets
Live food, white, red mosquito larvae, daphnia, Artemenia,
Miscellaneous frozen foods
one to two fast days a week
I got this pool, paid in addition to base, of 2006.
The previous owner had a damaged side window when moving.
Including professional reasons, unfortunately lacked the time to change the disc.
In addition, the undercarriage had to be dressed properly, also lacked the cover.
The disk I then replaced in the last year, but the planning for the cabinet and the cover or for the location dragged on;).
It's not that easy, although several aquarium Bauer Special lt. Homepage offering to find an aquarium farmer who covers manufactured to special requests of its customers and also makes the price bearable frame. There are as partly demanded exorbitant prices. :(
Therefore, "a long story ...";)