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mein erstes Malawi-Becken
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
100x40x45 = 180 liters ~ 47 gallons (us)
Specific features:
It is a standard white with RIO180 firmly bonded filter system Bioflow 2.0 (filtering capacity 600 liters / hour)
Standard T5 lighting was erstetzt by 4 LED strips (silikonverklebt)
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium Rio180
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Brown 30 kg Dennerle quartz gravel, grain size 1-2 mm
various stone constructions consisting of slates and greywacke (quartz) and some gray stones (probably meant more for the Aquascapingbereich)
Plants:
currently only:
3 Sword plants
3 Tiger Lotus red

Due to the conversion to LED (mid-December 2014) and the new fish stocking (advance community tank) has been the first plant population decimated by constant digging of perch and algae growth on the weakened plants from me. Will soon be replenished with perennials.
Special features of the facility:
two-part 3D backplane (DIY) consisting of:

40mm Styroporplattem
2kg commercial cement
Acrylic paint black, white, brown, blue
For sealing epoxy resin
bonded with silicone kitchen into the pool at certain points

Uploaded images separately - construction description will be given later. Perhaps as an approach for the handyman: Duration approximately 15 hours in the garage and cost around 25 € (instead of € 270 for a standard backplane ;-)
Rohmaterial
erste Anordnung
Basteln
grobe Struktur
grobe Struktur
Fertigstellung Grundform
Zementschicht
Zementschicht
Farbschicht
Farbschicht
Farbschicht
2-teilig gestrichen
2-teilig gestrichen
2-teilig gestrichen erste Versiegelung
2-teilig gestrichen zweite Versiegelung
Einbau
Einbau
Einbau
Einbau
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
1x LED strip SUNSET 3500K 80cm (790mm)
1x LED strip DAY 5500K 80cm (790mm)
1x LED Strip RED 625nm 30cm (335mm)
1x LED strip MARINE 13000K 30cm (295mm)
SIMU-LUX dimming - daylight simulator

Start sunrise 06:00
Sunset 21:00
Moon Phase to 23:00
Filtration:
Standard Bioflow 2.0 with diffuser
Flow pump (1500-4500L / h)
Other equipment:
2kg CO2 plant of US Aquaristics with Flipper and overnight shutdown
digital timer
Stocking:
4x Labidochromis Yellow (1m / 3w)
4x Labidochromis Yellow youth
? X Labidochromis Yellow in its mouth
2x Pseudotropheus demasoni (1m / 1w)
3x Ancistrus spec. (1M / 2W)
1x Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps (L83) honeycomb signs Wels
1x dwarf catfish (Latin name unknown)
Water parameters:
Water values ​​currently not precisely known - PH was recently still 7.8
But I lead a regelmäßichen water changes (about every 2 weeks 60-75 liters) - with clean tap water and no water conditioner. Water temperature is 26 ° C
Feeding:
Flake food JBL Novo Malawi
Granulate JBL Novo Rift
Food Tabs JBL Novo Pleco
Tetra Flakes
dried bloodworms (frozen food)