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The Coosa River
Description of the aquarium:
North America
Tank size:
150x25x35 = 131 liters ~ 34 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The basin

The basin is a special size.

A production of the aquarium builder (www.tromsa.de).

The basin is made in versions with 12 mm glass in white glass and glued edges and shock.

In addition, the pool is on an insulating pad to compensate for irregularities.

The cover is custom made from Friedeberg Aquarientechnik.

The cover is dark brown and fitted with 3 valves.

The cabinet has been designed by our "guru" and me and assembled. The parts delivered to my old cabinet from the pool: "Silence of West Africa".

The cabinet is also kept in dark brown.
Aquarium decoration:
The Coosa River:

Based on the Begegebenheiten the Coosa River (Georgia, US), near the shore, light beige sand was elected.

In Sand In total there are about 10 kg small and large river pebbles, in sizes 5-20 cm, which are partially buried.
On the right side of my pelvis to a small river pebble hill is small with plenty of crevices and hiding for juveniles.
The river pebbles have a color palette ranging from white to gray, from reddish to yellow and some other different colors and character patterns on.

The ground is also dursetzt with pebbles.

Grain of pebbles is between 0.6 to 1.0 mm in shades from white to gray

The grain size of the sand lies between 0.4 and 0.8 mm

The sand color is light beige.

There are 15 kg of "Green Leaf" in my pelvis.

The plants I had, because of the prevailing temperature in the summer my attic apartment, choose exactly.
The aquarium displays a temperature during the hot summer months, up to 28 ° C to.
For this reason I have selected plant, can withstand large temperature fluctuations.

Great Amazon sword plant / Echinodorus bleheri

Country of origin: South America
Height: 20 to 50 cm
Spread: 25 to 40 cm
Light requirements: low to very large
Temperature: 20 to 30 ° C
Water Hardness: soft to hard
PH: 5.5 to 9

Broad Dwarf Amazon / Echinodorus quadricostatus

Country of origin: Central and South America
Height: 5 - 15 cm
Spread: 5 - 20+ cm
Light requirements: medium - very large
Temperature: 18 - 28 ° C
Water hardness: soft - very hard
PH: 6 - 9

Red Riesenvallisneria / Vallisneria Rubra Serpenta

Country of origin: Central America
Height: 60 to 100 cm
Spread: 6 to 10 cm
Light requirements: medium - very large
Temperature: 20 - 28 ° C
Water hardness: medium to hard
PH: 5 to 10
Special features of the facility:
Rear wall

A rear wall of Wagner, this points to roots and branches, with a depth of between 1 and 3 cm.
The deepest point is in this case about 10 cm high and can be a slight 3D effect to.

The back wall was exactly tailored moreover also in length, so that the depth is now only at about 1.5 cm.
The 3 D effects should however be retained.

A root, various dried autumn leaves places and two small birch branches with leaves

The foliage, consisting of maple, birch and oak and the branches come from our city forest.

The foliage is randomly around the pools.

The root is a Moorkienwurzel that has been mounted so that it looks as if a "root bridge" stands near the shore.

In the middle of the basin can be found next to pebbles, a petrified wood fragment.
Aquarium equipment:
LED Lumlights

Color: red, green, blue + 1x warm white + 1x cool white
Length: 675 mm


Color: red, green, blue + 2 x warm white
Length: 525 mm.

and Lumlight Daylight Simulator USB PAD

In my pelvis are 2 lights, which are connected to the adapter box of Lumlight Syncron.

Light time:
approximately 12.5 hours. inlcusiver sunrise and sunset simulation.

The lighting time starts at 12:30 clock and ends at 01:00 clock.

Shift during Central European Summer Time the indicated times by one hour ... !!!
EHEIM professionel 3250

Up to 250 liters

Pump capacity: 950 l / h

Delivery head / m Ws: 1.50

Filter volume: 3.5 l

Power: 12 Watt

Dimensions in mm: 358x238x244

Large capacity overhead prefilter for quick removal of mechanical pollution without having to intervene in the delicate bio-filter material.

Easy Clean: simple and safe cleaning of the filter media by means of the cleaning cover.

Fully ready for connection including new filter media package (media +)
Integrated self for fast filling of the filter canister
High wear-resistant ceramic shaft and ceramic bearing guarantees high running smoothness.

Safety hose adapter with easy-to-use locking system; the adapter large security locking clips detached only when the hose valves are closed, the absolutely tight and secure connection of the pump head and filter canister.

Square shape for tremendous large filter volume and high stability.
Individually removable filter elements with retractable handles for easy handling and convenient partial cleaning.

Komfortausstattung: handholds, 4 strong clips, multifunctional adapter

"Assembly of the filter"

Ceramic large filter medium / Eheim Mech Ehfi prefilter
Eheim Ehfi substrate
Foam filter cartridges suitable for JBL E 1500 Filtertips
Other equipment:
Eheim professionel 3250
Tageslichtsimulator USB PAD
Rainbow Shiner or Rainbow Shiner (Notropis chrosomus)

Notropis chrosomus are cooling water fish, like oxygen-rich rivers in shallow ufernahen- and also deeper regions.
Usually Notropis chrosomus tolerate temperatures between 4 ° C and 26 ° C. and beyond, provided the river is very rich in oxygen.

The Rainbow Shiner or Rainbow Shiner (Notropis chrosomus) is a small freshwater fish from the carp family.
The Rainbow Shiner is a lively and peaceful schooling fish and is approximately five to eight centimeters long.
The fish reach sexual maturity at about 5-6 cm.
They generally have a translucent pink to golden color and a silvery-black stripes on its sides. Your belly is golden to bluish and their fins are reddish approaches. In addition, large parts of their skin often have a bluish tinge. The adult male Rainbow Shiner changed their appearance during the breeding season and it has then temporarily blue pelvic fins, a purple head and a red nose.

The normal color of the males:

The head and fins are colored in a bright neon blue, on the sidelines of a copper-bronze stripes.

The normal color of the females:

The fins are bright colored red, on the sidelines of a copper-bronze stripes.

During the spawning season, there is a veritable firework of color, which are stained blood red males and females.

The natural range of Notropis chrosomus the southern United States, particularly Alabama and Georgia.
Originally the Rainbow Shiner was endemic in the river system of the Mobile River.
There it occurs mainly in the catchment areas of the Alabama River and the Coosa River.
Meanwhile, there are populations in some rivers that belong to the catchment area of ​​the Tennessee River.
The Rainbow Shiner is kept as ornamental fish both in aquariums and in ponds.
The spawning season of Rainbow Shiner runs from May to June and the eggs will be stored in gravel and sandbars.


Notropis chrosomus are absolutely hardy and for most species of the genus Notropis are 4 - 6 ° C over a period of several weeks even imperative to the following spring to spawn. Without winter phase no eggs can mature in spring.

Notropis chrosomus tolerate pH values ​​between 6.0 to 8.5.
Water parameters:
Water change & Temperature

Weekly 40-50%

Water levels:
pH: 7
Nitrite: 0.00
Nitrate: 0.00
GH: 10
KH: 7
Chlorine: 0.00


during the winter months.
about 21 ° Celsius
during the summer months.
about 28 ° Celsius
Notropis chrosomus get "Flakes" and also frozen or live foods.

Frozen food varieties:

Mysis, Artemia, krill, white and black mosquito larvae

Live feed varieties:

Artemia, Bachflohkrebse and water fleas
Further information:
Coosa River

The geographical coordinates of the Coosa River between the 33 ° northern latitude and 85 ° west longitude.

The Coosa River is formed by the confluence of oostanaula river and Etowah River, in northwest Georgia, in the southern Appalachians.
For the most part it runs in the neighboring state of Alabama. He flows with the Tallapoosa River to form the Alabama River.
The origin of the river is the confluence of several tributaries of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau: the Conasauga and Coosawattee, which together form the Oostanaula and the Etowah.