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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Unterwassertal
Description of the aquarium:
South America
Tank size:
70x70x60 = 190 liters ~ 50 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The back walls were built from an old cabinet backplane itself. For matching rectangles were cut.
Then insulated on the back with polystyrene in order to save energy in winter and to prevent an excessively rapid warming on hot days in summer.
On the front was mounted by means of double-adhesive carpet tape garden peat. The irregular structure and the dark brown color is a good effect of depth.
Aquarium decoration:
Apuarienkies dark, 2-5mm grain. the valley with white sand aquariums.
On an extra plants ground was deliberately omitted, since the predecessor basin after several cleanings and redesigns the Sera floredepot ground used had strongly mixed with the gravel.
Floating plants:
Floating Spurge
Small duckweed

Ground plants:
Bacopa caroliniana, Large Fettblattt
Cabomba caroliniana, Green Wasserhaarnixe
Echinodorus cordifolius'Mini '
Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Brazilian pennywort

Ludwigia repens, Round-leafed Ludwigia
Myriophyllum aquaticum, Myriophyllum aquaticum
Sagittaria subulata, Small Pfeilkraut
Vallisneria spiralis, Ordinary swamp screw
Indian waterweed

fertilized weekly with 5 ml Tetra planta min Universal fertilizer and 5ml Sera Flore 3vital micro fertilizers
in the root zone with amtra laterite FertilizerBalls

the classic front-middle-background classification can not be found in Unterwassertal. Big plants grow up to the front and extend due to the curved windscreen of Trigon apparently well into the room. A visual axis has been switched to a plant-free corridor created up in the rear corner of the aquarium, the so-called "Unterwassertal".
Thus, the depth of Eckaquariums is increased again.
Cabomba, Rotala, Nadelsimse und Wassernabel
Special features of the facility:
3Mopanie roots large, medium, small 6Stück petrified wood. 4Basaltkiesel

Petrified Wood is the left "edge of the valley" of Unterwassertals that Mopani and basalt pebbles right.
A large piece of Mopani hidden in the back corner of a part of the art.
Both the stone and wood on the Mopaniseite is ever a small cave.
Aquarium equipment:
front: Dennerle Trocal T5 Special Plant 28Watt back: jewel HIGHLITE Day 28Watt both with reflectors of jewel. Lighting time of 12.00-22.00Uhr
Eheim ECCO Pro 300. 750l / h, all three filter chambers fitted with ceramic substrate, large, medium, fine. Filter outlet with T-piece divided into nozzle tube vertical for uniform tank flow and near-surface outlet for easy surface flow (prevents scum)
Cleaning the coarse filter at every water change completely every six weeks.
Other equipment:
Fluval Heater 100Watt, set at a minimum temperature of 25 ℃. 75Watt smaller heating element, connected to the time switch of the lighting, increases the pool temperature, together with the lighting in the day to 26 ℃. Bodenfluter of Dennerle 8Watt in gravel base (planted area) relocated.
CO2 plant Primus 160 of disposable Dennerle
1 / 1Schmetterlingsbuntbarsche, yellow variant. 18 Neons. 8 Ear grid loricariids. 8 Amano shrimp. 1 Zebra Rennschnecke

SBB's are now about 1 3/4 years old and date back to the previous pool. It is regularly spawned, always in small pits in the gravel area of ​​the basin.
Originally scheduled a second dwarf cichlid species was to use, but because the SBB male is very dominant, the plan was abandoned.
The Neonschwarm is made up of different ancient fishing together and will be increased from time to time. (Up to a maximum number of 25)
Loricariids, Amano shrimp and zebra snail race originally came for algae control in the basin, are me (and my grandson) but now grown fond and will probably stay forever.
Water parameters:
PH 6.8
kh 4
Gh 5
NO2 0
NO3 5
CO2 15
Water change weekly ca 1/3, treated with Tetra Toru min
Dry food:
Sera shrimps natural
Sera Catfish Chips Tetra Mini Granules. Sera viformo food tablets.

Frozen food:
White mosquito larvae
Black mosquito larvae
Daphnia with sea algae
Copepods (nauplii with seaweed)

Live food:
White mosquito larvae
Water fleas (in winter out of the store, in the summer from the garden pond along with other aquatic insects)

Carrot (boiled)
Salad (scalded)
one to two fast days a week
Further information:
After the 96l predecessor basins of M ... by 2 1 / 2years the "worst case" every aquarist had occurred (gluelines the windscreen opened suddenly without warning, luckily I was at home and was able to fish and plants save), had rapidly a new pool here.
This time, a quality product of German manufacturer took liable.
Since Eckaquarien have always fascinated me, it was the Trigon of jewel.
After extensive algae problems in the first few months, all varieties were times "guest", the basin for several months now runs stably. (Also thanks to the tips from EB where I am long been an onlooker).
Therefore, I now dare even to imagine here.