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Dark Stone Mbuna
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
120x40x50 = 240 liters ~ 63 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The aquarium is a standard pool with Stoßverklebung without specifics.

As coverage are called plexiglass.

LED lighting has been installed in a light box made of wood.

This basin was already running from June 2005 to October 2010 with a Malawi-stocking, but both the former design, as well as the stocking from the present perspective / experience with more than subotimal can be described. During a holiday, there was a dreaded by many disaster .... the heater was broken and turned the contents chowder :-( not a pleasant experience .... but for us the step in a different direction ... and we have increased (see Basin Corner Reef)
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Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Aquarium sand white
15 kg of grain size 0.4 to 1.0 mm

Aquarium sand black
5 kg with a grain size of 0.7 to 1.4
Plants:
there were brought deliberately no plants in the aquarium .....
Special features of the facility:
Home-made rear panel (polystyrene, cement joints gray and black, tinting black, white) with durchschwimmbarer backplane. In the Eckfelsenaufbau of HMF has been installed, the entire corner is out and hinterschwimmbar!
Dekoration im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Dekoration im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Dekoration im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Dekoration im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Dekoration im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Dekoration im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
LED lighting:

We opted for this type of lighting in conjunction with a lighting computer, because we thus countless possibilities for various lighting scenarios are given.

The illumination period is adjusted according to season. The time change (summer / winter time) will be adjusted slowly within a week by the aquarium computer!

Bulb:

1 X lightbar Aqua-style LED RGB cool white 375 mm

1 X lightbar Aqua-style LED RGB cool white 210 mm


The LED - strips were attached by self-made and are controlled by a GHL ProfiLux aquarium computers in conjunction with the Expansionsbox.

In designing the Tagesverlauf's we have tried to note any special conditions on light intensity and spectral and this held firmly in the programming. For more information you can read on our site!

Find out more about light in the aquarium

In all pool simulation such as clouds or thunderstorms are programmed. The lighting is operated continuously with us, it runs 24 hours / 7 T!
Filtration:
Hamburg mat filter

blue filter mat, coarse, 50 mm thick with the dimensions 260 x 485 mm

Pump JBL 600
Other equipment:
GHL Aquarium Computer ProfiLux 3 in combination with a Expansionsbox.

be used (partly double occupancy):
+ Expansionsbox (connected to a ProfiLux 3)
+ ProfiLux Touch
+ PH - electrode
+ Temp - Sensor
+ 2X LEDControl4Active
+ STDL4-4D (socket)
+ Expansion card PLM - 4L

For the electronic measuring a probe holder was attached to the water's edge.

Flow pump Tunze Nano Stream 6025
for aquariums from 40 to 200L
Flow capacity: approx 2.800l / h
Power consumption: 5W
Voltage / frequency:
230V / 50Hz (115V / 60Hz)
Cable length: 2m
Dimensions: ø70, emissions: ø40 / 15mm
Magnet Holder with Silence clamp up to 12 mm glass thickness

The current pump (SP), we also controlled by the ProfiLux via switchable power strip. The ProfiLux thus ensuring a timing, a shutdown while feeding pause and maintenance! The SP is running with us on a switched outlet, connected to the Expansionsbox / ProfiLux. Since the SP is not controllable, it is used timed. It runs on 100% in from 06:30 bis 22:30 clock clock!
Stocking:
10x Labidochromis caeruleus "Lions Cove" (juvenile)

1/5 Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba"
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Besatz im Aquarium Dark Stone MBuna-aufgelöst-
Labidochromis sp. mbamba
Labidochromis sp. mbamba `Backansicht`
Water parameters:
The water values ​​are measured regularly with JBL droplets test, or via measuring probes per GHL ProfiLux permanently (incl. Lap recording and graphical analysis)

Temp: 24 -26 degrees
pH: 7.8 to 8.1 (natural variations, depending on flow, temperature etc.)
KH: 5
GH: 10
NO²: 0
NO³: 15 - 30 (usually comes already with 15 from the line)
NH4: 0
Feeding:
Tropical Spirulina
Sera Green

Cucumber, zucchini, peppers, nettle

is fed with no particular plan with 1-2 days of fasting per week