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Ansicht 30.07.15 (so hell ist es in natura nicht!!)
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
200 x 50 x 60 = 600 liters ~ 158 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Aquarium is by Messrs. Friedberg, I bought online.
Cabinet is even built, 12mm furniture panels, each set twice.
This Aqua was the previous owner turtles, the corresponding island was separated out, luckily no large scratches are in glass.
Bei Abholung
nach dem raustrennen des Schildkrötenkrams
Rückwände rechts und links eingepasst
Aufgestellt und ausgerichtet
Nach Umgestaltung 02.12.2014
Ansicht nach Umgestaltung 21.02.2015
Ansicht nach Umgestaltung 30.07.15
seitlicher Einblick
Aquarium decoration:
gray sand, mixed with river sand and even JBL Sansibar Black, a total of about 60kg
2 Anubias, unfortunately I do not know the exact nature
Anubias auf Kunstfelsen befestigt
Special features of the facility:
Stones, bricks, stones, these both real as artificially made of GRP
3D backs, slim-line NoName, flexed and honed in the form
black rear panel foil
Heaped Minimuschelmix the ground and loose
halber Kunstfelsen hinten links
halber Kunstfelsen auf rechter Seite
Mein kleiner Steinhaufen
kleiner Kunstfelsen links vorne
Deko 28.02.2015
Deko die zweite 28.02.2015
Aquarium equipment:
DIY lamp
powered by 4 x 3 SMD LED cool white, 8000K, 1 x 3 SMD LED, blue
Lighting period from 13:00 bis 23:30 clock
Data to the LED:
Light color: cool white or blue
Power: 0.72W / 60mA
Supply Voltage: 12V DC
Color Temperature (K): 8000 K or blue
Working temperature: -20 ° C + 60 ° C
Dimensions LxWxH in mm. 72 x 17 x 8.2
Light angle: 120 °
Waterproof IP 68
Eck-HMF with 2000l / h throughput, which makes an approximately 4-fold circulation of the net volume per hour.
The mat I have installed rather than rounding but as corner filters.
For this purpose cut the mat and glued together with Aqua-silicone. Thus, I treat that too much stress on the outer cable channels is.
Pore ​​size of the mat: 20ppi, 5cm wide for stability.
In free space I have also introduced Siporax. But would not be necessary, I had and it can not hurt.

additional flow pump 6000l / h

Why filtering an HMF?

I wanted a both effective as well as cost of power consumption filtering my aquarium.
Many are indeed of the opinion that especially Malawi and Lake Tanganyika-Aqua's not good enough purified over a hamburger mat filter due to higher food gift and too many in the water suspended solids are included and it is not really clear, but this I can not confirm.
In the beginning it is true that the proportion of particulate matter is a little higher especially after feeding, but if the filter is retracted properly, this is no longer the case.
It has been my first experience in a South Basin, I've never had in the previous period such stable and good water values. Therefore, I decided, in the construction of my old and this aquarium to the HMF and can only draw a positive conclusion.
The water levels are also here super stable, the suspended solids is virtually non-existent, because I go so far as to predict less than with an external filter, perhaps the greater if one operates the HMF with an airlift. But that eludes my knowledge because I have no experience with it. Only the space required in the pool has to serve as a negative thing.
But this is more likely in the Corner design as a problem with me than with the variant on the side windows.
In addition, one can also put behind heating which in turn has an optical advantage.
I run the HMF with a powerhead, consumption 25 watts.
I have calculated the required size of the mat and the required pump output using the side of: O. Baltz
Other equipment:
300W-rod heaters
set at 24 degrees
mit Kabelkanal vor Einbau
eingebaut, Siporax im Filter, mal sehen ob es was bringt.
Ansicht im Aqua
1/2 Sciaenochromis fryeri
1/3 Copadichromis Borley
2/5 Placidochromis electra
1/1 Aulonacara baenschi benga
2/5 Labidochromis caeruleus "yellow"
8 synodontis petricola, gender unknown
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi Homezone reloaded/aufgelöst
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi Homezone reloaded/aufgelöst
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi Homezone reloaded/aufgelöst
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi Homezone reloaded/aufgelöst
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi Homezone reloaded/aufgelöst
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi Homezone reloaded/aufgelöst
Wat willst du denn??
Biste immer noch da??
Der Chef
Der erste Nachwuchs der es geschafft hat, Sven Glückspilz heißt er (oder sie)
Chefaufnahme die zweite
C.borley Weibchen
L. caeruleus Männchen
A. baenschi benga
P. electra
Sciaenochromis fryeri
A. baenschi benga, links C. borley Weib
C. borley, A. baenschi benga und P. electra
Water parameters:
Temperature between 24 and 26 degrees
PH: 8.2
Nitrate: 8mg / l
Nitrite: nN
GH: 8
KH: 5
NH3: nN
NH4: nN

Each week 50% water change
Every third time 80%
Salt addition of about 200 gr.
Tropical Malawi
Tropical Tanganyika
Tropical D-50 Plus
Tropical Krill Gran
Muela's white and black both as frost as live food
Further information: