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Mein Malawi-Delta
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
120x85x25x65 = 500 liters ~ 132 gallons (us)
Specific features:
I had as a teenager already a 178 liter (70x70x20x50 cm) community aquarium. But when I came to the training I have given it. Since then I have been longing again for a nice aquarium. Of course it should be a lot bigger than the old one. That reminds me the delta form has that time already very much and fits this mold in all corners falst (to save space), I decided, me now to purchase one. It should be a Malawi species pool. Some time ago I came across this great site and I have to pick up a few ideas already - thank those responsible!

I have decided to optimum for my space pool to buy, so I have it in " aquariums Graf leave "maßanfertigen. The rear-left side wall has a length of 120 cm, the right rear side wall has a length of 85 cm. This results in a visual "distortion", which is very, very sexy.
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Aquarium Mein Malawi-Delta
Aquarium decoration:
20 kg Sand: silica sand with a grain size of 0.2 to 0.8 mm from the hardware store and Zanzibar Black, in a mixture of 50% each.
Besides three moss balls, which were tied to stones, and three bundles Vallisneria gigantea not, as in the natural habitat of the fish also.
Special features of the facility:
As a back wall, I use " Stone Granite "of gem also to protect the glass in front of the basalt quarry stones (150 kg, resting on a 2 cm thick Styrodurplatte), who are built directly adjacent to the wall. The stones were placed so that sufficient Durchschwimm-, retreat and hiding possibilities exist. Furthermore Stone modules Rockzolid , all modules are hollow, provided with Einschwimmlöchern.
Becken von links
Becken von rechts
Aquarium equipment:
I signed up for a " SunaECO 600 Reef White decided "that over the" SunaECO Control is controlled ".

For this, a moonlight - I use to " Luna "(dimmer) of LED technology shop.

Similarly, to simulate dawn and sunset lamp of LED technology shop.

Lighting hours:

10:15 - 11:00 clock dawn
10:30 - 11:30 clock simulated sunrise
11:30 - 21:00 clock daylight (Max. Lighting intensity is 15%)
21:00 - 22:00 clock simulated sunset
21:30 - 22:30 clock Abendrot
22:25 - 00:30 clock moonlight
00:30 - 10:15 clock light
I am using a " Eheim Thermo filter professionel 3 1200 XLT with electric Heizersteuerun g ".

Because our tap water has been a nitrate level of 22, I use an external " nitrate filter ". With a reduced tee water is lopped off at the pressure-side hose of Eheim filter flowing into the aquarium through an extra tube through the nitrate filter and then with an attachment bow back.

The inflow into the overflow shaft takes place on the ground and in the overflow shaft the water over a surface suction is sucked into the filter. The overflow shaft I will fill with filter cubes for biological filtration.
Other equipment:
An " air lift "with a" HAILEA diaphragm pump "operation, providing oxygen and increases the pH value.

Two " Tunze Nano Stream, 6045 ": One in the left, the other on the right corner and a" Eheim 4004651 diffuser ".

Tunzen runtimes:
right 24 hours (surface movement)
left 3:30 to 4:30 from 8:00 bis 16:00 clock from 22.00 and 23:45 clock (flows downward)
SunaEco von oben
Überlaufschacht mit Verrohrung zum Filter
Verrohrung im Unterschrank
Letzte Woche kam die 1. Lieferung
JBL Testlab
JBL Testlab
Die erste Wasseranalyse
A specialist aquaria 4/12 pseudotropheus saulosi
Plus because catfish may not be missing, 6 synodontis petricola dwarf (lucipinnis)
Pseudotropheus saulosi (malawi-guru.de)
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Water parameters:
The most important water values ​​are determined (on Sunday 40-50%) with the JBL Testlab droplets test week before the partial water change, the rest of once a month.

Water temperature: 24.5 °
PH: 7.8
KH: 10
GH: 12
NO2: 0.01
NO3: 25 (the nitrate filter is not already running, maybe you go without)
NH4: 0.05
O2: 8
Cu: 0
Fe: 0.02

I use the water as it comes from the tap - it is not specially treated.
It is fed irregularly, depending on your mood

JBL Spirulina
Tropical Malawi
Cucumber, pepper, lettuce, zucchini, spinach, frozen peas

As tidbits mashed bananas

Two days of fasting per week (irregular).