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Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
123x87x65cm = 350 liters ~ 92 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Juwel Trigon 350 beech decor with mathematically depending on filling height up to 390 liters of gross volume.
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Aquarium Porphyr Rocks
Aquarium Porphyr Rocks
Aquarium Porphyr Rocks
Paralabidochromis Rock Kribensis
Melanochromis Maingano
Melanochromis Maingano
Labidochromis Cearuleus Yellow
Labidochromis Cearuleus Yellow
Synodontis Petricola
Aquarium decoration:
28 kg light gray aquarium sand washed repeatedly and rounded edges in the grain 04-0.8 millimeters. The sand looks brighter in the pictures than it actually is.
2x Cryptocoryne wendtii green
Divided 2x covenant Vallisneria spiralis
2x echinodorus bleheri
Divided 3x Anubias barteri var. Nana to 6 plants

The Anubias and Cryptocoryne are well grown, but since the stumble Vallisnerien I also put under all plant fertilizer balls.
Special features of the facility:
75 Kg red porphyry which I myself collected. The structure stands on a 20 millimeter thick Styrodurplatte to the bottom plate to protect. A total of 25 small caves are loosely formed, which are connected to a large extent. Porphyry is of course due to the coloring matter of taste and many prefer basalt rock or way too expensive design modules of RZ. I have but a) neither consulted about 100 € for rock or b) spend more € 100 for modules when nature around the corner but offers so much.
Aquarium equipment:
2x30 Watt T8
2x15 Watt T8

It only light up the 2x30 Watt T8 tubes, which are wrapped with aluminum foil to about 20 percent, 20 percent light in warm white and 60 percent are wrapped in blue, Turquoise, Red and Orangener color film. Overall, a pleasant atmosphere is created which darkened unfortunately can not be clearly visualized in the images. The lighting time is 11 hours a day.
Jewel Jumbo filter with 1000 liters / hour and tucked a small Sera filter with 400 liters / hour filter volume which well revolutionize the pelvic content 5 times an hour. with all the trimmings are still about 250 liters of net water content present, which was determined by bucket count.
Other equipment:
Jewel heater 300 watts.
SunSun flow pump 3000 liters an hour, which I have incorporated into the stone constructions and right tilted slightly upward flows against the windscreen. The water is swirled towards basin center
and the fish it seems good to please. The pump runs through the lighting time distributed 4 hours per day at irregular intervals. If there is a larger pool will once I get ne Tunze 6045 but this does also the no-name product in my opinion.
1/3 Labidochromis caeruleus Yellow
1/3 Cynotilapia Afra Cobue / Mozambique 5-6 cm.
1/3 Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Maingano - M. 8cm - W. 6cm
6 Paralabidochromis rock kribensis 3-4 cm Gender not seen
4 synodontis petricola 3-4 cm Gender not seen

This stocking I looong back and forth thinking and ultimately for Paralabidochromis rock kribensis instead of Tropheus Cilumba me decided on the basis of potential aggression. Each fish has about 14 liters of net water content available. The Synodontis would like it to be 6 but I hope that in the foreseeable future offspring)

2 of 6 Paralabidochromis rock kribensis be issued in good hands when you have reached about 6-7 cm.
Water parameters:
ph: about 7.8
GH: approximately 19
kh: 8
NH4: 0
no2: 0
NO3: 10 - 30
PO4: 0,1 - 0,2
Cu: 0.0
Temp. 25.5 °
Water change 50-60% p. Week
Tropical Spirulina Flakes as main food.
In between, cucumber, zucchini, Pakrika in all colors,
Chichlidengranulat with 38% crude protein and 1 times a week Tetra Staple food for aquarium fish for a change, the Synodontis get 1 times a week a quartered food tablet. Sunday is generally fasting and when the fish are bigger now and then comes a second fasting day a week to do so.
Further information:
The pelvis is broken in eight days without stocking, then 4 Yellows were put in, which have inhabited the basin alone for more than 4 weeks then the whole Endbesatz is retracted, the nitrite peak was observed after approximately 20 days.

The Yellow males was quite dominant and has its ladies rushed through the entire basin and has claimed a very large area for themselves. With the advent of Endbesatzes this behavior has improved but not set, the Cynotilapia are very quiet as well as the Melanochromis where I was a little unsure given by the comment if the stocking well together.