Logo Top Aquariums

www.Top-Aquariums.com

Get inspired to create your own beautiful tank(s)
Aquarium Hauptansicht von mittelamerikanische Aufzuchtstation
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Central America
Tank size:
60x35x40 = 84 liters ~ 22 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Because currently many requests come to my junior residents, I'm here now a standard pool reactivate from my early days and use it as a small breeding center for Central America perch.

The basin should be as simple as possible and ensure a brisk access, despite all something attractively designed and of course allow the residents a great life started. Therefore, no grand structures or even ground-BTN modules were installed.
Ausgangsbasis Altbecken vom Dachboden ;-)
Rückwand Deko eingebracht
Dekoration auf Probe
Finale Beckenansicht 12.01.2014 (Erstbefüllung)
Finale Beckenansicht 12.01.2014 mit Raumbeleuchtung
10% Beleuchtung
25% Beleuchtung
50% Beleuchtung
75% Beleuchtung
100% Beleuchtung
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Since the Central Americans like to meticulously clean stones to lay their eggs and hollow parallel pits various materials were introduced in order to get close to a river bed your area of ​​Yucatan here. It was less attention to the reflectivity of the land, that I will be drastically reduced with the yet-to-install lighting the luminous efficiency.

The ground was mixed different remainders of 4 and washed extensively:
- Zanzibar sand
- Dennerle Gravel Nature
- Dennerle Gravel Dark Brown
- Sparse coarse gravel
Plants:
The planting is here as perch typically more in the background and is meant as a little eyecatcher and create a few shady spots.

The following planting out my other pool was integrated:
- A Anubia
- A few floating plants
- An offshoot Echinodorus
- Taxiphyllum Barbieri
- And possibly a Schwarzwurzelfarn is still used.
javamoos (taxiphyllum barbieri)
Special features of the facility:
- Back wall remains of the BTN modules
- BTN Slimline remnants to Scheibendeko
- Dark blue back sheet for the left and rear disc
- Several dark stones
- 1x hollowed coconut
- 3x roots
- Leaves and alder suppositories for fungal prophylaxis (PH value is due to the high KH hardly affected)
- 2x Plastic angles were glued as protection against silting of the filter mat.
Dekoelemente
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
The lighting was on 01/18/2014 converted from 2x 15W T8 with aluminum foil wrapped on a SunaEco600 with Controller!

The lighting time is with 10.00 clock - 22.00 clock being set up and will be dimmed on the controler in 80 minutes maximum.
Filtration:
When filtering I have decided consciously for a mat filter, although here also the one or other internal or external filter is present, since the mat poses no threat to the tiny creatures, can be grazed, hardly means maintenance and possibly removed again just as quickly can be. In addition, it promotes an oxygen-rich water, which the young accommodates.

The mat filter has the dimensions of 11cm x 11cm x 40cm with a 3cm thickness. It is integrated a Czech air lift and the interior is complemented with Eheim SubstratePro from America.

The filter is powered by a Fluval Q1 air pump, which is characterized by a pleasantly quiet operation. The originally selected variable Sera pump fabricated a noise on Max throughput was unbearable.
Other equipment:
- 75W Jäger heater,
- Thermometer,
- Insulating Styrofoam panels (bottom panel, rear window, side window left)
Ursprüngliche 2x15W T8 Beleuchtung
Neuinstallation SunaEco 600
Fluval Q1 mit Drossel
Torf zur PH Senkung
SunaEco 600 Tropic Marin
AquaRay Control
SunaEco 600 Tropic Marin
eingeklebte Dekoration
Isolierungen
Isolierungen
Technik im Aquarium mittelamerikanische Aufzuchtstation
Filtertechnik mit alter Sera Pumpe
Stocking:
There were a group of small permanent Corydoras habrosus used as permanent residents (10 pieces, 4 slightly larger hopefully ladies and 6 tiny little man hopefully).

The Corys have the charm that just in food surplus of young talent quickly the residues are eliminated.

In addition, of course, the youth of my
- Thorichthys meeki (fire mouth cichlids)
- And to request, if necessary Archocentrus nigrofasciatus (Grünflossen- zebra cichlids)


----> Who has just reported by PN at me, ideally with phone number for callback interest in offspring of these two types <---
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
Ungeplanter Besatz ;-)
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
corydoras habrosus - Schachbrett-Zwergpanzerwels
Water parameters:
The plan was, the water will be taken directly from the line and only mix with Easy Life Water Conditioner. Unfortunately, this plan did not work out and the PH value rose to approximately 8.2 thus been lowered by osmosis water the KH from 9 to 4 and adjusted with peat the PH to 7.4. Of course this also the GH is dropped to 9.

Temp. 25 ° C
Water change weekly min 33% max 50%.
Feeding:
At first dust feed and Artemia
depending on the size of the tiny variations in the large pool
Supplementary food for the bottom dwellers (Frost and mosquito larvae)
Videos:
Video
Further information:
As I promised the Blue film never really and I expressed this here on EB often, I had this now even once try to get me to take a picture of it and to be able to weigh the advantages and disadvantages. So far I am pleasantly surprised ma look how long this effect lasts ;-)

All materials are from the dusty corner of my attic technology taken only the lighting is converted to low-power and control operation ;-)

----> Who has just reported by PN at me, ideally with phone number for callback interest in offspring of these two types <---