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Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
180 x 60 x 60 = 648 liters ~ 171 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The basin and the cabinet come from Aquariumbau Schneider.
180 cm length x 60 cm depth x 60 cm height
Shock and bead bonded, from 12 mm float glass

Base cabinet
The cabinet has been adapted to my living room decor and is made of white powder-coated aluminum and wood decor Authentic Oak.

Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
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Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
Aquarium decoration:
As substrate I use beige sand with a grain size from 0.63 to 1.25 mm.
I opted for a small arrangement of some Valisneria gigantea in the edge region of the pelvis, since these as also occur in Malawi and especially compressiceps are present in the natural habitat of my Dimidiochromis.
Special features of the facility:
The back wall was covered with black foil to leave as much room for swimming and not to minimize the volume of a 3D back wall.
The black rear also creates an enormous effect of depth.

I have to further decoration modules various Rockzolid and River Stones used.

The Stone Module "F" stuck at the bottom right on the rear wall, Stone modue "E" depends on the upper left corner as a ledge into the basin.

The River Stones "F", "I" and "M", and the Stone modules "B" and "C" are partially cut in half to find in the basin as a decoration and serve as a screen and caves.

Rockzolid Module
Rockzolid Modul
Dekoration im Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
Dekoration im Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
Dekoration im Aquarium Dream of Njassasee
Aquarium equipment:
Suna ECO 600 Reef White

- Power 12 W
- Angle 120 °
- Color temperature of 18,000 K
- 4 white Cree® ML-E LEDs
- 4 blue Cree® ML-E LEDs

Suna ECO 500 Reef White

- Power 12 W
- 2 white LED ca.14K
- 2 blue LED> 50K

Lum Light Aqua Styl Light RBG + 1 x + 1 x warm white cool white 1400mm

- Power 34 W

Lighting hours:

The lighting is completely controlled by GHL ProfiLux 3.1A, all features such as weather and moon phase simulation will be used here.

9 a.m.-10:00 Simulation of a sunrise through the Lum Light
white: up to 20%
red: 40%
green: 20%
blue 0%
Both Suna ECO also dim slowly up to 40%.
10:00 to 15:00 The Lumlight runs with the following values:
white: 10%
Red: 0%
green: 0%
blue: 15%
Both SunaECO be 40% ramped to 65% around the sun peaking at lunchtime to simulate.
15:00 to 10:00 p.m. The SunaECO dim again from 65% down to 40%.
22:00 to 23:00 Simulation of sunset by the Lum Light
white: up to 20%
red: 40%
green: 20%
blue 0%
Both Suna ECO dim slow down to turn off both.
23:00 to 9:00 a.m. moonlight simulated by the LumLight
white: 4%
Red: 0%
green: 0%
blue: 4%
Fluval FX5

Pump capacity: 3,500 L / hr.
Circulating: 2,300 L / hr.
Max. Delivery head: 3.3 m
Filter volume: 20 liters
Power: 48 Watt
Other equipment:
Flow pump:

As in Malawi prevail partly strong currents and waves, a simulated flow comes in the aquarium fish very well.

First, the pH is raised by the expulsion of CO² in the water and the water enriched with oxygen, the other fish waste are determined by the flow swirled and moved towards filter.

I use 2 opposite flow pumps, these are controlled via the GHL ProfiLux 3.1A and behave completely random.
Night takes place from 00:00 clock - 08:00 clock switching off the circulation pumps

SICCE Voyager HP7

- L / h .max .: 10500l / h
- 220 V / 17 Watt

Turbelle® nanostream® 6045

- Flow capacity: 1,500 to about 4.500l / h
- Energy Consumption: 5 - 7W


EHEIM Jäger Aquarium Heater - Aquarium Heater

- The temperature can be precisely adjusted from 18 ° to 34 ° (control accuracy: +/- 0.5 ° C)
- Light indicates the heating function; Heating jacket made of special laboratory glass rod can be fully immersed, has a dry run protection and is for
- For aquariums sizes from 600 to 1,000 liters (length of the heater: 500 mm)

Aquarium computer

GHL ProfiLux 3.1A
Features ProfiLux 3.1A / ProfiLux 3.1N at a glance:

-32 (ProfiLux 3.1N) or 16 (ProfiLux 3.1A) channels lighting control for dimmable and non-dimmable lamps, herewith up to 32 lamps can be set separately
- Sunrise and sunset
- Moon phase simulation, calendar-calculated
- Cloud simulation by random, storm simulation
- Programmable rainy days
- Feed pause for pumps
- Control of up to 16 (ProfiLux 3.1N) or 8 (ProfiLux 3.1A) variable current pumps (ebb / tide and wave simulation)
- Operating hour meter for lamps
- Burn-in mode for fluorescent tubes
- Battery-buffered real-time clock
- PC interfaces RS232, LAN (only ProfiLux 3.1N) and USB built in, WLAN option, operation with free Windows software ProfiLuxControl possible
- Integrated web server (only ProfiLux 3.1N): display of values ​​and states, changing important settings, e-mail client, DHCP, SNTP, TFTP, RSS
- Connection option for external display
- Display of reminder texts (eg "Filter change!")
- Control of up to 64 (ProfiLux 3.1N) or 48 (ProfiLux 3.1A) switch sockets and dosing pumps
- 32 (ProfiLux 3.1N) or 16 (ProfiLux 3.1A) timers and dosing pumps programmable
- Child protection via PIN-code
- Simple and intuitive operation, all settings are made in form of interactive dialogues
- Settings are stored protected against power failure in non-volatile memory (FRAM)
- Computer has 2 additional modules internally expandable, with our Expansion Box extensions are virtually no limits
- Connection option for radio-controlled clock (DCF)
- Several ProfiLux can be networked
- Control of the pH value on CO2 supply (down rules) or by alkalization (up regulate), programmable night switch-off
- Temperature sequence control for heater, bottom heater and cooling, programmable nightly decrease, speed-regulated fans controllable
- Alarm function, output of alarm optical, acoustic and switch socket
- Hour meter for all sensors
- Therapy program for sick fish
- With expansion cards ORP, Conductivity and oxygen values ​​can be measured and regulated.
- Connection option for 2 level sensors
- Automatic calibration of all sensors
- Data acquisition
- Temperature sensor included in delivery
LED Stripe am GHL angeschlossen
GHL bei Sonnenuntergang
LED Strip bei Sonnenuntergang
4/6 Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania"
2 / 1Placidochromis sp. "Johnstoni solo" (females be increased to 4, as soon as I get the opportunity.)
3/4 Aulonocara baenschi benga (One male is just issued on recolor and will.)
1/2 Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Water parameters:
Temperature: 24-25 ° C
PH: ~ 7.9 to 8.1
GH: 9 ° dGH
KH: 7 ° dKH
NO²: 0,0 mg / l
NO³: <25 mg / l
NH²: 0.00
NH³: 0.00

Measured with Sera Aqua-Test Box, the GHL temperature probe and pH probe.

Water change: Weekly 50%
Tropical Cichlid Color
Tropical Tanganyika
Söll Organix medium Cichlid pellets S
Guggenbühl Sticks
Guggenbühl breeder flocks