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Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
300 x 70 x70 = 1400 liters ~ 369 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Since the device displaces a lot of water volume, I only have a net capacity of 990 liters! ! !
The basin consists of 15mm float glass and was glued on site. It stands on a self-planned cabinet made of wood. This was made by a Polish furniture construction company.
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More pictures will follow when the LED lighting system is about it.
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Update 29.05.2014  mit vollständigem Besatz
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
The substrate is a mixture of from 0.8 to 1.2 mm play sand and 0 - 2. mm basalt chips.
The mixing ratio is 1: 1. Due to the different particle sizes of the ground looks very natural.
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Plants:
The basin is expected to remain Pflanzenlos.
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Special features of the facility:
The rear wall is of AquaDecor from Serbia.
The stones I get carved from large up to 500 kilo chunk with a jackhammer into manageable pieces. Then, at the most beautiful specimens of the sharp edges have been trimmed and rounded, so the risk of injury to the fish disappears. The stone is broken Warsteiner commonly also called alpine limestone. Learned from a stonemason that it is the same rock layer. The name is solely based on the mining area.
So sahen die Steine aus bevor sie bearbeitet wurden
3 große Brocken der schwerste wog fast 400 Kilo
So sahen sie nach der Presslufthammer Bearbeitung aus !
Durch das herausbrechen wurden die Steine an den Kanten Messerscharf
Mit Flex und Schleifscheibe wurden alle scharfen Kanten abgerundet
Fingertest i.O.
Nach genau einem Monat Wartezeit kam dann die Rückwand von Aquadecor
Die Rückwand ist ein riesiges Puzzle bestehend aus 12 Einzelmodulen !
Da die Module alle perfekt beschriftet sind war es sehr einfach alle Teile genau
Fertig zusammen gelegt. Und noch dann noch 10 Tage trocknen lassen
Da das Becken war vorher ein Malawi-Sandcichliden Tank und musste nun akribisch geputzt
Feine Badewanne =)
Nun ging es ans verkleben der Module.
Fast geschafft . . .
Rückwand komplett eingebaut ! 5 Tuben Aquariumsilikon verbraucht
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
Currently, the pool is illuminated with T8 tubes 2x 36W. These are dimmed to 75% power down and additionally provided with different lengths of cable conduits. These are pushed onto the tube top to simulate as natural shade zones. The pipes are easy to slide back and forth to bring the easier changes.

The actual lighting is however currently under construction. Since I am a trained electronics engineer, I build together a LED lighting system itself. The control for this is all homegrown. For this purpose later more.
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Filtration:
The pool is filtered plus two large external filter of the brand Aquael Unimax 700.
The filters have a flow rate of 1500 liters / h. Each filter has 2 suction and 2 feed pipes. All 4 supply pipes are evenly distributed over the entire pool length in order to ensure an orderly circulation. One of the external filter is also still equipped with a 11 watt UV lamp.
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Other equipment:
To properly get water movement into the basin is currently working a pump flow of Sicce! The Voyager HP 9 swirled hour 13,500 liters in the tank and ensures with a nice flow.
The plan is yet another flow pump which is then subsequently attached to the opposite side.

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Over the winter months two 300 Watt Jäger heaters are built for safety, which should keep event of a broken heater failure, the pool up to temperature. Since the space is held in which the pool is constant at 25 ° C, the aquarium heater is actually not necessary and will not be used. Are controlled, the heater over a Duomat 1200 by Dennerle. This continuously shows me the current temperature.
,,Doppelherz,, bim bim :)
Meine Wellenmaschine : Sicce Voyager HP9
PH Messung: gemessen wird immer einmal vor und einmal nach dem Wasserwechsel
Stocking:
>>> <<< Tropheops chiluma
Ratio: 2M / 2W + 10 offsprings where sex is not to be recognized. The plan is the ratio of 3/7
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>>> Cynotilapia zebroides Cobue <<<
Ratio: 3/6 + some offspring. The plan is the ratio 5M / 10W
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>>> Pseudotropheus elongatus chailosi chitande <<<
Money: 5/10
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>>> Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic <<<
10 offspring including 2 males already recognizable. Planned are 3M / 7W
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>>> <<< Melanochromis interruptus
Ratio: 3M / 7W
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>>> Maylandia fainzilberi Londo MC / OB <<<
Ratio: 5M / 10W
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>>> <<< Melanochromis lepidiadaptes
Ratio: 1M / 3W
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>>> Petrotilapia yellow chin <<<
currently probably 2 males
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>>> <<< Sciaenochromis fryeri
Ratio 2M / 3W as Jungfischdezimierer!
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>>> Aulonocara mamelela undu reef <<<
Ratio 2M / 3W also a rock dweller!
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Here are a few of my Pic's Mbuna's (More pictures will be coming soon):
Mein absoluter Liebling: Tropheops chilumba Männchen
Tropheops chilumba zweites Männchen
Eine der Damen vom Tropheops chilumba
Mein zweiter Liebling Cynotilapia afra cobue
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes
Pseudotropheus elongatus chailosi chitande Männchen
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Männchen
Maylandia fainzilberi londo OB
Jungtier Pseudotropheus membe deep
Jungtier Maylandia fainzilberi londo OB Männchen
Tropheops chilumba Männchen
Cynotilapia afra cobue kurz nach dem einsetzen
Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Männchen
Maylandia fainzilberi londo OB Weibchen
Maylandia fainzilberi londo OB Männchen ca. 6cm
Jungtier Maylandia fainzilberi londo OB Männchen
Metriaclima fainzilberi londo MC
Cynotilapia zebroides cobue
Metriaclima fainzilberi londo MC
Sciaenochromis fryeri Dame
Synodontis multipunctatus
Pseudotropheus elongatus chailosi chitande Männchen
Metriaclima fainzilberi londo MC
Aulonocara mamelela undu reef
Cynotilapia zebroides cobue
Metriaclima fainzilberi londo MC
Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic
Tropheops chilumba Männchen
Tropheops chilumba Männchen
Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic
Petrotilapia yellow chin
Petrotilapia yellow chin
Pseudotropheus membe deep
Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic
Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic
Sciaenochromis fryeri Männchen gelbe Blässe
Pseudotropheus membe deep
Sciaenochromis fryeri Männchen weiße Blässe
Sciaenochromis fryeri Männchen weiße Blässe
Aulonocara mamelela undu reef
Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic
Pseudotropheus zebra long pelvic
Sciaenochromis fryeri Männchen gelbe Blässe
Sciaenochromis fryeri Männchen weiße Blässe
Aulonocara mamelela undu reef
Pseudotropheus membe deep
Water parameters:
Water values ​​from
Water change is weekly 50% except once a month, as there are then 80%.
Temp: 25 ° C
PH: 7.9 (measured by a pH and temperature meter AD-12)
KH: 8 °
GH: 11 °

Nitrate and nitrite are currently undetectable. Is measured when the complete stocking swims in the pool.

coming soon
Feeding:
Tropical: Spirulina 36%; Malawi flake;
Guggenbühl: Breeder flake; Züchterbits
JBL: NovoMalawi
pressed Algae Wafers

1x a week cucumber, zucchini or banana.

Frost chuck 1 - 2 times a month Artemia or Cyclops.
currently also experiments with zooplankton from JBL