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Frontansicht vom Becken `Big Bang Malawi`!!
Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
250x75x60 = 1125 liters ~ 297 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Big Bang Malawi is custom made ​​with multi-chamber internal filter (MKIF)! The glass box measuring 250x75x60 is our biggest pool, which we the East African grave rupture - have devoted Lake Malawi.
Again, we have to dispense with a conventional cover, instead, we used 4mm thick plexiglass, which are additionally supported because of the pool depth of 75 cm with T- and L-rails made of aluminum.

For the first time we are trying to recreate a biotope, which three typical zones / habitats reflects in the lake!

It was important to find a variety of needs of the residents into account and so we have created a rock zone on the left side of the basin, which occupies more than a third of the basin and seamlessly in the intermediate / transition zone goes, only to end up in the bank area. The course of decoration, combined with the "black back wall for the depth effect" should support this. The woods in the riparian zone in conjunction with the largest areas of sand and the vegetation is to complete the biotope.
das Becken in gänze .. Big Bang Malawi [250x75x60] ..
einmal das ganze Becken im Bild .. hier sieht man die minimale Beleuchtung in den
Die Felszone .. [linkes Drittel vom Becken]!!
Die Übergangszone .. [mittleres Drittel vom Becken]!!
Die Uferzone .. [rechtes Drittel vom Becken]!!
..die Uferzone im Sonnenuntergang .. die Beleuchtung fährt langsam gegen 0% ..
BigBangMalawi .. ein aktuelles Bild ..
.. wer schaut denn da aus dem Bewuchs am Ufer heraus ..
Die Felszone ... dunkel gehalten mit vielen Höhlen und Felsnischen ..
Placidochromis phenochilus Mdoka in der Uferzone ...
ein Blick in die Übergangszone ..
Die Felszone und der Algenbewuchs ..
..die Unterkonstruktion in der Bauphase ..Makierung am Boden für den Zielort!
.. die Frontverkleidung wurde angebracht ..
Aquarium decoration:
Rhine gravel
in the granulation to 0.2 mm = 32.2 kg
in the granulation to 0.8 mm = 129.1 kg
in the grain to 25 mm = 5.0 kg
Total: 166.3 kg

some larger stones from the Rhine gravel up to 25 mm were introduced into the rock zone.

The sand Wurd so placed in the basin, it results in a landfill for riparian zone! This we have supported, as we have the base plate raised by filter mats to not bring in too much sand to need and thus the Valisneria get their roots into the ground more easily and thus gain more support.

For us it was clear from the outset that we will bring in plants near the shore! For the simulation of the riparian zone, it was important to us something "green" .. living bring.

The following plants were set in Uferbreich:

> Vallisneria spiralis 'Tiger'

Height: 30 - 55 cm
Spread: 5 - 10 cm
Lighting conditions: low to medium
Temperature: 18 to 28 ° C
Water hardness: medium to hard
PH: 5 to 10

> Vallisneria Rubra Serpenta

Height: 10 - 15+ cm
Width: 5 - 15 cm
Lighting conditions: low - very large
Temperature: 20 - 28 ° C
Water hardness: soft-hard
PH: 6 to 8.5

> Vallisneria twisted

Height: 60 to 100 cm
Spread: 6 to 10 cm
Lighting conditions: medium - very large
Temperature: 24 - 28 ° C
Water hardness: medium to hard
PH: 5 to 10

We have different Vallisneria - reach species used to more natural in form / color and size. As in the riparian zone a small "forest" is to be built, we have these procured in various sizes.

Beckenaufnahme .. schön zu erkennen die bepflanzte Uferzone ..
ein Placidochromis phenochilus `Mdoka` in der bepflanzten Uferzone ..
Abendstimmung in der Uferzone ...
es wird Nacht .. in der bepflanzten Zone ist immer am meisten Bewegung!!
ein weiteres Bild aus der Uferzone in der Dämmerung!!
auch der kleine (noch) Räuber tummelt gerne im bespflanzten Teil des Beckens [Fossorochromis
Special features of the facility:
there were a total of 17 modules of Stone RockZolid installed:

> 2 x Stone module "B"
[20 x 10 x 7.5 cm]
> 2 x Stone module "C"
[20 x 11 x 7.5 cm]
> 4 x Stone module "D"
[32 x 13 x 13 cm]
> 3 x Stone module "E"
[46 x 34 x 15 cm]
> 3 x Stone module "G"
[64 x 26 x 14 cm]
> 3 x Stone module "H"
[82 x 29 x 30 cm]

Big Bang Malawi we started almost a year ago to plan before we ultimately implemented the project.

Very difficult this was the interior design!

The number and position of our favorite RockZolid Stone modules cost us hours! We went even to Holland "live" to look around more easily to come to us, the modules to a decision. Ultimately, however, we thank Anja quickly had the modules together and to "flexible" implementation of decoration much our choice on the attachment to magnets (neodymium magnets)!

Apart from a large module on MKIF (multi-chamber internal filter) we have fixed all the modules with magnets on the discs, or thanks to the excellent properties (no lift) of RZ - modules, simply incorporated into the pool.

Almost all introduced on the ground Stone modules are unterschwimmbar! By introducing real rock we brought the prostrate modules into an inclined position, thus unterschwimmbar!

A special "highlight" is the big H-module, which we have also attached with magnets on the two central webs. This module protrudes from the top of the aquarium and separates here again visually the transition zone of the rock zone. The transfer has paid the same, as it not only has an optical benefits, but also as a screen between the two zones is used. This may already be necessary, even if one has an edge length of 250 cm - goal is possibly emerging aggressions of residents to calm or to limit the courtship behavior of some fish spatially.

60 kg rubble were In addition to the rock zone still decorated to offer the catfish, as well as the cichlids more hiding / withdrawal options. These were almost exclusively decorated in the "not visible" and to some extent among the RockZolid modules.
So we still can bring additional columns and caves into the pool!

A tree trunk (real wood) was introduced into the pool!
The reason for this is not only a visual nature, but also for the breaking up of the transition from the riparian zone to the transition zone. Anyone who believes that there is no wood in the lake, which we can only be recommended some videos to watch from the Habitat. Wood / trees arrive in the Lake Nyasa!
Optically supplemented the branch / root transition!

Skizze zur Planung der Einrichtung .. Frontansicht!!
Skizze zur Planung - Sicht von oben auf das Becken ..
RockZolid Stone Modul G
RockZolid Stone Modul D
RockZolid Stone Modul E
RockZolid Stone Modul B
RockZolid Stone Modul C
RockZolid Stone Modul H
..Stellprobe der Module/ des Gehölz im leeren Tank gem. unserem Plan!!
.. das ganze dann mit eingebrachtem Bodengrund!!
Vorbereitung der Module mit MTS Magneten zur mobilen Befestigung!
Blich auf `Innen und Außen` - Bereich des Moduls (Position der Magnete)
Befestigung der Module durch Magneten - die Mangete haben eine `Jacke` anbekommen
..die Rückwandmagnete für die Module ..
die RZ Module in der Übergangszone ..
kleine RZ Module in der Uferzone ....
die gr. RZ Module in der Felszone ...
der Übergang von Ufer- zur Übergangszone ...
Pflanzen in der Uberzone ..
Sciaenochromis fryeri im Uferbereich ..
ein kleines RockZolid Modul mit Algen! Der Bereich mit nur feinem Sand ....
ein Placidochromis phenochilus `Tanzania` über den Bodengrund - der feine bis mittlere
ein Labidochromis caeruleus in der Felszone - mittlerer bis grober Rheinkies!!
Aquarium equipment:
The lighting is generally always an interesting and complicated point when planning an aquarium. The more we have been thinking in this project, because with a footprint of 1,875 m2 and an illumination depth of only 60 cm at a pool depth of 75 cm is already the question of the implementation!

Our previous experiences over the years amounted generally to tube lights of various types and since the conversion of our pool on LED - lights well 5 years ago, we have gained a lot of experience in this area.
This we owe also the electronic control units of the company GHL! Through this powerful aquarium computer is to finally bring really possible natural lighting into the pool / programming!

The first LED - strips we have of the company "LumLight" and we have the RGB - consistently good experience bars and achieved very good results.
Price / performance with these LED - lighting is simply "very good" to evaluate with.
Merely gathering information we had to realize that does not really puts the company with clear information on the technology used herraus, alas!
Nevertheless, you will find a lot of information to the lighting of LumLight, such as a test, which was performed by the biological department of the University of Halle / Saale by!

Various criteria have beschäfftigt us before we opted for the below-mentioned embodiments.
Among other things, the enormous length of the aquarium was a criterion for the selection of lighting, but also the future decoration in the basin was the main reason.
Future Lighting must meet the requirements of Malawiseeaquaristik enough to do and also have the right light spectrum. The luminosity should be loose radiate down to the ground, but also laterally.
Since we want to cover a relatively large area of ​​See's with this pool, but we also need a very flexible lighting that needs to be able to provide plants with the necessary light.

.. Following lighting it has then become:

LED - lighting DayTime
DayTime Cluster Ultra BlueRedWhite

2 x 20.1 UltraBlueRedWhite (one cluster A 10 W)
1 x 20.1 UltraBlueRedWhite (two clusters a 10 W)

Features "daytime" - Cluster

> Anodized aluminum extruded profile
> Seawater resistance
> Modular design (mobility of the cluster within the bar)
> Daytime interface ©
> High-end LED technology from Seoul Semiconductor® efficiency: 120 lumens per watt | excellent color rendering: CRI> 90 | Viewing Angle: 120 °
> Separately controllable LED groups
> Thermal and Hydro Management calculated by CAD heat dissipation and GORE® membrane
> Life of at least 60,000 hours
> IP 67 - dustproof and waterproof

LED strip of LEDAquaristik.de

1 x Eco + "Tropic" 4,500 K

b]> chip: high-power LEDs for the brand LG (Type 5630)
b]> color rendering index: 87.8 Ra (CRI)
b]> LED beam angle: 120 ° or nearly 180 degrees by ClearSealing
b]> Voltage: 12V DC (DC)
b]> life.> 30,000 hours (= over 8 years at 10 hours lighting / day.)
b]> switching cycles before premature lamp failure: 100,000
b]> switch: no
b]> Connection cable 100cm (2x 0,50 mm²) with open cable ends.
b]> extended if required with extension cable + connector!
b]> Protection: IP67 not suitable for underwater use!
b]> Dimmable: YES, corresponding Dimmer available as accessory
b]> Can be shortened: no

For an extension of the lighting we have decided, since the backlight of DayTime (Ultra BlueRedWhite) concerning the Property in the riparian zone plants just is not enough!
These LED - bar is also controlled and supports the plants in our pool.

Implementation while maintaining the flexibility

Flexibility plays in this basin (generally with us) a great role, because if you sets from advance [...]
As the theme of "filtering" of a 1,000 L + pool decency, it was clear to us from the outset, it must be an energy-efficient solution and at this size it quickly became clear that the choice falls on a MKIF (multi-chamber internal filter)! In addition, we have decided all of our pools (with few exceptions) be equipped with air lift so as not to be able to save more energy costs!
(This is now important as we currently have 7 pens at the farm and is yet to come one or the other pool to)

Countless websites were searched searches / read and diagnosed, because the opinions in filtering air regulators goes very far in the Aquaristikszene apart.

In the research, we are of course also encountered this post in cichlids forum. This test carried out there with different configurations to show clearly that there may be large differences (power), which in turn confirms the divergence of views on the performance very far apart. Also we are the always very critical and that is, the values ​​achievable (manufacturer / distributor) of air lifters (amount of air to water) which the 2-3.5 times (in some cases even up to four times) to bring to power, one should make his own tests and trials, yet.

Fortunately, we have as a aquarist a large circle so we could annoy the one or other with calls to then arrive at a decision can - thanks to those we asked bombard (those know who we mean) !! !

The performance of an air jack depends on so many factors that it will be very difficult to specify an output value or to achieve this is surrounded peak.
Factors such as length of the air ducts, Siphon or ring line and attachment size and this is a not to be underestimated! But plays an important role the construction of the air lift, we currently have two in the test / in operation!
(Deisterfische.de and GN airlift - a report it will promptly enter on our website)

Here to take a decision very difficult for us much and we have tapped the next sources !! This we see as the most important resources, because the experience of other aquarium is at such things simply indispensable!
No sooner said than done ... .. the decision is yes now fallen and for some time the MKIF (25mm) and a Hailea MK-10 runs flawlessly with three air lifters!

Multi-chamber internal filter (MKIF)
(Volume of about 80 L, divided into three chambers)

Muddy water chamber - 12.0 x 57.5 x 20.0 - about 13 L
Filter chamber - 46.0 x 57.5 x 20.0 - about 53 L
Clear water chamber - 11.5 x 57.5 x 20.0 - about 13 L

Total filter volume: 80 L

> HTEM pipe 110
> .htm M-stopper
> HTU-UE sleeves

Volume and size:
> 5511.924 cm3
> 580 x 110mm

Filter media:
> Multiple layers of filter mat
> Lavabruchstein
> Tonfilterröhrchen
> Filter tubes (amending the flow rate)

What we've made every effort? ... It was important that we bring different filter media and by the manner of introduction, the flow rate in the filter itself is different.
The filter balls in the muddy water chamber used to remove coarse dirt particles.
The media are introduced, that is to seep above the filter media in the filter chamber the waste water possible, to an overflow has been created, which prevents the dirt particles can be sucked into the core of the filter media.

Alone the filter mats have an area of ​​5755.2 cm2!
Is powered but this well-sized multi-chamber internal filter (MKIF) of three air regulators, each with a pipe diameter of 25 mm. His power it takes from the current one Hailea MK-10 (V-series), thus ensuring since commissioning for very stable water levels in the basin.

We have driven no test, how many liters have these three airlifts in the filter size / when equipping with filter media for flow rates of water, but the fact is that the three air lift a whopping and oxygen-rich effluent [...]
Other equipment:
GHL Aquarium Computer ProfiLux 3 Ex in combination with a Expansionsbox.

be used (partly double occupancy):
+ 1 x Expansionsbox (connected to a ProfiLux 3 Ex)
+ 1 x pH - electrode
+ 1 x Temp - Sensor
+ 1 x conductivity - eletrode
+ 3 x LEDControl4Active
+ 1 x Powerbar 6D-PAB (strip)
+ 2 x expansion card PLM - 4L
+ Depending ProfiLux Tunze 1 and 2 (control cable SP)
+ Current pump (SP) Tunze 6055
+ Current pump (SP) Tunze 6105
+ Hailea MK-10 (V-series)

The lighting control is programmed as usual with us with the LightComposer, so we have to the opportunity to react quickly to changes.
Permanent measurements of water parameters such as temperature / pH - value and conductivity ensure good monitoring! All other values ​​that are necessary for a good water chemistry are measured by the droplet method regularly!

Water movement in the pelvis

To ensure the water movement / flow in this rather large glass box, we have almost more experimenting than we do otherwise in lighting.

It's easy to get the right flow in a basin when only water is in it, but after we have Big Bang Malawi furnished with RZ modules / stones / sand / plants and wood, the normal contribution of the flow has erldedigt directly!

We started with two controllable TUNZE 6055 and have a wide variety of positions tried! Unfortunately, the result was only moderately, not because of the actual flow for the fish, no, rather, because the flow has not worked to clean the filter!

After much taste we have a TUNZE 6105 worried and so we now have controlled up to 18,500 liters of water movement in the pelvis and were able to solve the problem of flow / movement of water in the basin.

The solution is that we have the Tunze 6105 placed in the riparian zone, by the enormous power (surface flow) enters the water easy way to MKIF. The Tunze 6055 has been attached to the MKIF, thus ensuring a low-flow for two things ...
1. Considers the rear ground clean
2. It supports the filter outlet in its work to distribute the fresh water in the entire basin.
More information is available on our website - flow in the aquarium !!

Tunze 6055

... Is a controllable flow pump with GHL - is compatible Aquarium computer. Thus, numerous programs can be simulated with the Tunze.


> For aquariums from 40 - 500L
> Flow Rate: 1,000 to about 5.500l / h
> Power consumption: 4 - 18W
> Power supply: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
> Cable length: 5 m
> Dimensions: ø70, emissions: ø40 / 15mm
> Magnet Holder with Silence clamp up to 15 mm glass thickness

Tunze 6105

.. Is a controllable flow pump with GHL - is compatible Aquarium computer. Thus, numerous programs can be simulated with the Tunze.


> For aquariums from 200 - 2000L
> Flow Rate: 3.000 to about 13.000l / h
> Power consumption: max 35 W
> Power supply: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
> Cable length: 5 m
> Dimensions: ø90, emissions: ø50 / 15mm
> Magnet Holder with Silence clamp up to 15 mm glass thickness


The subject of "flow" has a lot of "nervous and trying" cost us. For the first time we had a pool of this size so provide that reigns throughout a very good water quality throughout the basin. While saying our aquarium builder with many Aquaristikjahren under his belt ".. because kannste ne tin lining throw in and need not worry when the filter" ... BUT ...
We quickly noticed un the early days, here and there a "danger zone" (accumulation of feces and other waste materials) forms and that was not our goal! Initially we thought that we get the flow with two Tunze 6055 (max. Total capacity of 11,000 L / h) towards, but it just did not help .. any changes and change of control of the flow pumps (SP) shifted only the problem!

The solution was a powerful SP in [...]
grafische Darstellung Lichtspektrum `daytime` UltraBlueRedWhite ...
`daytime` Cluster in groß ...
Aufteilung der verschiedenen LED auf dem Cluster von `daytime` ..
Anschlußplan - `daytime` an GHL LEDControl4Active ...
Drei Daytime (2X20.1 und einmal 20.2 UBRW) für das komplette Becken ..
Daytime 20.2, die im Uferbereich positioniert wurde ..
Eco+ Tropic [LEDAquaristik]
eine selbstgebaute Beleuchtungsbox ...
Beleuchtungsbox (Eigenbau) mit einer `daytime` LED-Leiste (Cluster 10W)
..die drei Beleuchtungsboxen für die `daytime` ..
MKIF - Filtermedien - Tonfilterrörchen ..
..links der MKIF bei der vorort Verklebung ..
Rohre als Zwischendeck im MKIF zur Veränderung der Flissgeschwindigkeit!!
MKIF - Filtermedien - Lavastein
.. der MKIF wurde mit Aquariumsilikon geschwärzt!!
Aufbau Mehrkammerinnenfilter (MKIF)
Skizze Einbringen der Filtermedien im MKIF
Steuerung wird durch Expansionsbox erledigt, diese ist durch Hausnetzwerk mit einem
LED-Treiber = LEDControl4Active von GHL ..
Skizze über die Umsetzung der Strömung im Becken Big Bang Malawi ...
Grobskizze - Verkabelung der Technik ...
1/1 Astatotilapia calliptera "Thumbi east"
... It juvenile animals were placed!

1/4 Copadichromis borleyi "Kadango"
.. Also we opted for juveniles, used this and offspring from our defunct pool "Corner Reef" used!

4 Dimidiochromis compressiceps
.. Also juveniles used - we hope the Aqua Treff have a lucky hand proved.

4 Fossorochromis rostratus
.. Pups were placed, there is nothing better (even if there is a risk harbors) juveniles of small grow up to be seen (see article "from young to old") - we hope the Aqua Treff have a lucky hand also proved here.

10 Labidochromis caeruleus
.. There is a group of juvenile animals were placed!

3/6 Placidochromis phenochilus "Mdoka"
.. This group we got as juveniles and raised in our pool Sandstorm "Mdoka", now it was time that they "beschwimmen" their new large home could.

4/8 Placidochromis phenochilus "Tanzania"
.. Even this group has been procured by us as Juntiergruppe and they are in the pool Sandstorm "Tanzania" grew up and now swim in the large Big Bang Malawi.

2/2 Sciaenochromis fryeri
.. The Sciaenochromis have been converted from the basin Corner Reef and feel quite comfortable, even if they have to deal with new types (we will watch it) ..

1/2 synodontis grandiops

1/2 Synodontis njassae
.. These two Synodontisarten are from the Sandstorm project moved into a large new home.
Astatotilapia calliptera `thumbi east`
Copadichromis borleyi `Kadango`
Dimidiochromis compressiceps
Fossorochromis rostratus
Labidochromis caeruleus
Placidochromis phenochilus `Mdoka`
Placidochromis phenochilus `Tanzania`
Sciaenochromis fryeri
Synodontis grandiops
Synodontis njassae
Fossorochromis rostratus .. der `Kleine` .. Abendstimmung ohne Blitz fotografiert
Placidochromis phenochilus `Tanzania`..ohne Blitz in abendlicher Stimmung ..
`mini` Copadichromis borleyi Kadango `red fin` kurz vorm schöafen gehen ..
Astatotilapia calliptera `thumbi east` .. Jungtier ...
unser adulter Placidochromis phenochilus `Tanzania` .. ohne Blitz in der Abenddämmerung
Placidochromis phenochilus `Mdoka` .. tolle Tiere die wir groß gezogen haben ...
Fossorochromis rostratus .. so spät und der Kleine ist noch unterwegs [ohne Blitz]
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango zusammen mit einem (unscharfen) Placidochromis phenochilus
Placidochromis phenochilus Tanzania
ein Jungtier der Art Fossorochromis rostratus
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango
Placidochromis phenochilus Mdoka
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango
Placidochromis phenochilus Mdoka
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango ..heranwachsend aber schon schön in Farbe ..
Fossorochromis rostratus und Dimidiochromis compressiceps Jungtiere .. sie wachsen
Placidochromis phenochilus Tanzania .. ein aktuelles Bild seiner Färbung!!
Fossorochromis rostratus .. so sieht das nach der Fütterung mit dem Futter der Panta
Dimidiochromis compressiceps .. lass mich in Ruhe :-) ..
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango
Sciaenochromis fryeri in der Ufer-/ Übergangszone ...
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango .. Begegnung :-) ...
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango
Fossorochromis rostratus .. so jung, aber er durchpflügt den Boden nach Nahrung!!
Dimidiochromis compressiceps (Jungtier) ..
Sciaenochromis fryeri (m) ..
Astatotilapia calliptera `thumbi east` (Jungtier-w)
Dimidiochromis compressiceps und Fossorochromis rostratus Jungtiere -- Freunde?
Copadichromis borleyi Kadango (w) ..
Synodontis grandiops inder Übergangszone ...
Synodontis njassae ... so schwer zu fotografieren, aber bei der Fütterung kommen
Water parameters:
The water values ​​are measured regularly with JBL Test droplets, or via measuring probes per GHL ProfiLux permanently (incl. Lap recording and graphical analysis)

Temp: 26 degrees
pH: 7.8 to 8.1
KH: 4
GH: 9
NO²: 0
NO³: 10
NH4: 0
Conductance: 265 (+ - 50)
as main food:
Finally we have a lining found which is nearly perfect, both of the ingredients, as well as in nature!
Our experience to date with the lining of Panta Rhei is very positive. The food is soaked beforehand.

Panta Nouri GREW UP
Granulated food with quality ingredients, suitable for optimal nutrition grew up eating fish.

Krill, fish meal, spirulina algae, green lipped mussel, kelp, psyllium husk powder, spinach, brewer's yeast, Bachflohkrebse, charcoal, minerals

Panta Nouri Herbivor
Granulated feed with a high content of valuable vegetable content substances. Ideal for fish and invertebrates with increased need for plant food.

Krill, fish meal, spirulina algae, nettle, Kelp, psyllium husk powder, spinach, brewer's yeast, mulberry leaves, pollen, charcoal, minerals

Panta Nouri omnivor
Granulated food with high quality ingredients with only natural ingredients. A complete diet for most species of fish.

Krill, fish meal, spirulina algae, psyllium husk powder, spinach, brewer's yeast, Bachflohkrebse, bee pollen, nettle, charcoal, minerals

Panta Nouri APPROACH
Granulated food with high quality ingredients with only natural ingredients. With an extremely high proportion of insects and crustaceans.

Water Flying, krill, fish meal, psyllium husk powder, spinach, brewer's yeast, spirulina algae, pollen, charcoal, minerals

Panta Nouri CARNIVOR
Granulated food with high quality ingredients with only natural ingredients. Complete food for predatory fish species that do not eat conventional dry food.

Krill, fish meal, spirulina algae, amphipods, nettle, psyllium husk powder, spinach, brewer's yeast, kelp, charcoal, minerals

Since the very beginning we feed here in the diet of the company "Panta Rhei" and are very enthusiastic. The feed is available in various grain sizes, we leave it before feeding something swell in water beforehand. It's amazing, because the feeding does not take only a few minutes, no ... through the different grits which we feed, says much of the food on the ground, which is then ransacked hours after feeding by residents.
An additional employment and especially a natural behavior that we can support optimally.


Cucumber, lettuce, nettle .....
Further information:
We have tried to imitate to the total length of the basin a natural course through three typical areas of Malawisee's.

.. The rock zone

Mostly a rocky ground, intersected by boulders in a variety of forms, which consist of sandstone or hard quartz. The soft, rounded shapes emerged from the prevailing wave motion in the lake and have evolved over millions of years.

The littoral zone (the area up to 20 meters from the shore, then the bottom drops off quickly) is kept by waves and swell in motion, due to the excellent water conditions the view is very good, allowing the light down to the rocks to reach ,

Plants are not found in this area, the food supply extends from algae over micro-organisms.

.. Interim / transition zone

As an intermediate zone is called the area between the rock and the sand banks, which manifests itself by a mixture of both areas. Both sandy and with smaller and larger rocks traversed.

The proportion of ground cover by "Vallisneria" is here already at about 25%.

... The sandy shore

In contrast to the littoral zone of the soil falls here only very slowly, so the range from the shore can be up to 200 meters. Here the surface consists mostly of fine sand.

Very clear water shows on the sand banks, but it can lead to poor visibility through the surface movement often.

While there are also here a lot of rock, but to plant the group "Vallisneria" come plants, mainly.