Actually the plants are in short no habitat available. Nevertheless, I have decided to take me out of my old pool 2 species.
- Anubias barteri 'Petite'
- Small water cup
These two species are robust and have hard leaves what they actually perfect for making a pool of perch.
Special features of the facility:
I have omitted due to the price on the purchase of artificial stone modules. Even the Selbermachen was too time consuming and costly. So I've been working with natural stones.
Most of the device consists of granite or granite columns, which are also from the area. They are used to hide the area demarcation and hopefully to spawn later.
The two biggest pillars divide the basin into three areas:
The center consists of three small caves, the 3 single plant of the pool and plenty of room to swim. In addition, the center is the "table". Here most of the food goes down after a brief scan what is then also grazed. If not just the food is on the table of free swimming space in the middle is rarely used. Only the caves are well attended.
The right side consists of 4 small granite columns, about 10 individual stones and hide the thus intended to provide a safe haven. The large stone in the center of the basin, the flow is in this area also much weaker. This is a place to rest and relax.
On the left are two large pillars that are to the filter cover. From here most of the attack begins at the dinner table. It's dark, bordered by stones, making it the perfect place for my cowardly sacks.
- 3 large granite columns
- 5 Medium
- 2 small
- About 20 more stones for easy decoration [caves etc]
- 12 snail shells of snails
1 x T5, 20 Watt in the lid of the tank - Flora Glo
1 x 1.5W moonlight, blue - simple LEDs from the hardware store
12 - 22 Clock - home lighting
22 - 23 clock moonlight
The special on my cover, between the neon tube and the water is a disc so that no water enters the tube. So this tube has a proud 10 years of age. Replacement of the tube would be possible, but there would have a completely new cover her which at the moment would be unnecessary, because the tube is and since I have no sophisticated plants in the basin would be in my opinion a waste of money. The blue LED's are imitating the moonlight thus simply glued only on the disk and protected against water. Price for the blue LEDs 9.90 euros.
EHEIM internal filter Biopower 240 [Type 2413]
for aquariums from - to: 160 l - 240 l
Pumping capacity from - to: 280 l / h - 750 l / h [8 Watt]
Filter volume: 0.68 l
The filter has 4 Plug chambers. Lack height there are for me only 3, which are equipped with: [from the bottom up enumerated]
coarse filter wool
-filtert coarse parts such as plant remains
Prefilter ceramic [filter tubes]
Cleardown of nitrate
under the pump there is a small compartment with a fine filter wool
-fine filtering of suspended particles
The filter is cleaned as needed. Roughly every 3 - 4 Weeks. I clean the filter wool slightly in the aquarium water to the bacterial strains not destroy. Filter tubes and quartz spheres are only in their tank through the aquarium water [in an external bucket] "pulled" to remove coarse dirt.
25 ~ 220V 300W Aquarium Heater
My aquarium is custom made. As can be seen on a screen, the bottom plate has been raised approx 2 cm and glued with a silicone grease layer on the side walls. Since I wanted to play it safe, I have strengthened the base plate with a wooden frame. So the weight is distributed on the rack and the underlying cabinet.
In my pelvis 10 "special" Tropheus Moliro have found a new home.
Why special? The animals are a unique breed group so do not exist in the public sale. They are not very large, the males max. 8 cm and the females max. 6 cm. You've been here for 3 weeks in basins and unfortunately still a little shy. Even when feeding they come out slowly. I hope that lies down in the next few weeks. Gender is not determined at all, as the males in the "puberty" lose their stripes and only then emerges who is who.
Slowly you can to the inspection recognize who and who is male females. The males lose their stripes. The head and fins remain orange, the stomach turns into a shiny pink.
The females retain their original color. They have 5-7 light brown stripes. The rest of the body is colored in a dark orange.
Perch deemed Lively fish, I realize with my 10 short of nothing. So far, they are rather shy and it will remain in the room light is like in their caves and hiding places. Only in the evening when I turn off the light in my room look out and inspect her pelvis.
They are not aggressive towards their brothers and sisters. Males also share like a cave.
(Let's see how it is then when courting)
If there is food they are lively, all gather around the center in hiding and first look at how the food slowly sinks to the bottom. Individually they shoot then from their hiding places to feed and then verschinden immediately.
I carry a water change every 2 weeks [25%] by. The water is not with chem. Additives prepared, no CO2, no water treatment by "AquaSafe" and no fertilizer.
- Temperature: 26 ° C
- PH: 7.6
- GH: 8
- KH: 5
... Anything but "not necessary" stamped and not measured.
- White mosquito larvae
- Simple main flake and granulated food
- "Color lining" with Axanthin for better red color
Varied Feeding with one day a week feeding pause.