It is a nitrate filter installed which is equipped with 5L Bayer Lewatit MP600. This is driven by a separate inlet and outlet of the secondary filter Eheim 2215. The flow rate of the filter is the filter material and is additionally throttled about 60l / h. Thus, an optimal work environment for the resin is created. The MP600 stabilizes the pH value also at about 8. To simplify the cleaning of nitrate filter and the pump with quick disconnect couplings of Eheim are fully degradable individually. The nitrate filter is regenerated and cleaned every 4 weeks with saline. Theoretically, he could have a useful life of 6-8 weeks before it is full, but by the shorter intervals I lean against premature clogging by sludge.
In addition, in the basin two Sicce Nano 2 with 2000l / h are mounted. This will help to get close to the Aquarium of the natural flow in Lake Malawi and prevent Mulmansammlungen. A is directed against the surface to bring additionally by the surface movement of oxygen into the water. The other on the suction of the filter. In addition, the play of light / refractions are very nice to look at the pool. Soon a Sicce Nano 2 is replaced with a Sicce Xstream with 5000 l / h. A commercial Heizsstab of hunters with 300 watts is coupled to the light. Thus, a small reduction of the temperature is achieved overnight.
1/4 - Labidochromis caeruleus yellow DNZ (? Th Generation)
1/4 - Labidochromis Nkali F2
(The caeruleus & nkali are lt. The breeders with whom I get them identical except for the spread. If anyone knows the exact location of nkali's I would be glad about a comment and this would complement each other.)
Distribution: Malawi, on the north coast in the range of Lion's Cove and the northern adjacent coasts.
Size: Males are 9cm tall 11cm and females.
Nutrition: Labidochromis is a nursery-eater, which feeds on small animals that he pecks of stones.
Spawning behavior: Labidochromis is a mouthbrooders in females. Due to the natural hybridization no risk animals be issued! My stocking is always happy to live food - fast at the latest after a few days the pool is back in "Urzusand" ...
Note: The imported in the 1980s years cichlid can be well kept in small aquariums because of its relatively small size. Its tranquility and beautiful through coloring make him one of the most popular cichlids in the aquarium
Biotop: Rocky subsoil at depths of 15-30 m
1/0 - Placidochromis phenochillus mdoka White Lips DNZ (2nd Generation)
Distribution: north of the estuary of the Ruhuhu on the northeastern shore of Tanzania.
Size: The Placidochromis phenochilus mdoka males are 15cm tall 17cm and females.
Nutrition: Placidochromis is a small animal eaters, which receives its nourishment from the uppermost sediments or sand layers.
Spawning behavior: This is not site-faithful cichlid draws in search of food always around. Placidochromis phenochilus mdoka is a mouthbrooders in females.
Remark: Placidochromis phenochilus mdoka is a very coveted cichlid, but which is rarely imported because of its strong blue coloration and relatively calm way. Characteristic are his white lips, which are more pronounced with increasing age. The females have the same coloring as the males.
Habitat: found over sandy surfaces below 10 m and partially above the sandy substrate in the transition zone.
The white Lipps will sometime soon be discharged because he lt. Of the statement of some known to be too large (+ 20cm).
Planned stocking (Order on 12/24/14):
* SHITSTORM INCOMEING *
It is a mixed "men's pool"!
Mixed is, in my case, my two sets Labidochromis 2/8 because of the social and brood care behavior,
the rest are corresponding blocks that fit 8/0 of the food, the aggresion and the demands on the environment here together (because of the colors and my girlfriend wants to have these same ;-)). I understand what I mean by a "men's pool "and the overstocking do, please use the comment function not only to me to point it again. Proposals and suggestions whether the species as I have before, however, the match I would be very grateful!
3/0 Aulonocara stuartgranti Ngara DNZ - (Sand Zone / Carnivor)
3/0 Copadichromis Azureus Mbenji DNZ - (transition zone / Carnivor)
1/0 Copadichromis trewavasae lupingo DNZ - (transition zone / Carnivor)
1/0 Sciaenochromis fryeri (Ahli) Iceberg F1 - (Anywhere / Carnivor)
All relevant values were determined by droplet tests of Sera.
The pH is 7.7 to 8.2
The GH is 18
The KH is 7
The nitrate value settles down after the water changes between 0 and 5mg / l one (although the tap water 30mg / l has since actively operated in our close Agriculture).
Nitrite is not detectable (and even if it were the nitrate filter binding).
In very irregular intervals is sea salt, added up to a maximum concentration of 0.5 grams per liter, while the TWW so.
The conductance is jeh after adding salt or TWW interval between 300 ms (from our line) and 25.000ms.
The temperature is at 23 ° day, at night it drops to ~ 2 °
Each week he conducted water change with colder tap water, a 30%.
Are 2-3 times daily sparingly Tropical Malawi and Tropical Spirulina Flakes given.
1 times a week, there are fresh shrimp or Artemia FD on different days.
Otherwise, there are all vegetable waste from the kitchen, the taste of little ...
1-2 times a week is called for fasting on different days.
In the basin, a water level detector is installed and on the ground or in the cabinet are additional water detector fitted.
In addition, an electricity meter and 3 radio switch (light, circulation pump, all) are installed.
- Back wall in black rock optics [x]
- DIY Lighting 2.0 + dimmer
- Floodlights DIY water cooling [x]
- RGB sunrise and sunset
- RGB moonlight / auxiliary light blue [x]
- New stones + Umdekoration [x]
- Exchange of Tunze flow pump in 2 times a Sicce Nano 2 [x]
- Exchange of Sicce Nano 2 by a Sicce X-Stream with 5000l / h
- Adjustment of ground elements by mixing sand
- Insulation of the rear wall with 30mm polystyrene [x]
- Insulation of the side walls with black polystyrene
- UV protective film for the front
- Stocking extension
(- DIY rear panel [x])
- Etc etc etc ...