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Es wird wieder ...eigentlich sogar noch ein bisschen besser ;)
Description of the aquarium:
Tank size:
130cm x 50cm x 60cm = 390 liters ~ 102 gallons (us)
Specific features:
- The pelvis consists of 10mm float glass.

- A central bridge is used (10x100 mm wide).

- The basin has been used in the vertical seams glass webs, so fish it can not grate. In this way, the seam minimal more visible from the outside as bonded in standard pool.

- Technology area with coarse pre-filter to let (similar HMF) disappear to technical equipment. The HMF principle is used only minimally, thus serves only as a coarse filter -> Read more under filtering!

- The back panel and the left side wall are covered with black foil more to suggest "depth".

- The filter retracted from the old aquarium was taken to the NO2 value as quickly as possible to get down. A used filter sponge I have expressed in the all-new filters and thus these "seeded".
NO2 I had no longer detectable after only 3 days!
Good job bacteriums lovely!)

- Initially intended as a community tank and gescapt after Iwagumi the pelvis developed but increasingly becoming a Holland - Messi - basins.
Es wird langsam... Manche pflanzen brauchen noch was...
Unterboden Filter in den die Eheim Xperience 250 rein pumpt und somit den Boden von
Filtervlies mit Heizung auf den Gitter Matten
Der Sand fixiert die Boden Heizung
Hardscape zwischenstand... am Ende wird es dann doch anders ;)
Hardscape fertig bepflanzt. Kann also los gehen...
Langsam wird es wieder voll... sehr langsam...
So ging es los... (11.06.15)
...ohne irgendwelche Bewohner... (14.06.15)
17.06.15 - erste Fische sind eingezogen
18.06.15 - restliche Fische sind eingezogen
01.07.15 Fazit - wächst ;)
05.07.15 nach dem ersten richtigen gärtnern
08.07.15 ... läuft...glaube ich ;)
16.07.15 - die Pogostemon erectus zeigt sich langsam so richtig :)
Frontansicht 22.07.15 Das Loch, dass die Echinodorus hinterlässt muss noch zu wachsen.
Frontansicht II 22.07.15 (ein paar kleine Stängel mehr)
Frontansicht 03.08.15
Frontansicht 24.08.15
Frontansicht 30.08.15 - vor dem gärtnern!
Sonnenuntergang 15.10.15
Moonlight 19.10.15
Totale 25.10.15
Totale 31.10.15
Seiten Ansicht  16.07.15
Seiten Ansicht 22.07.15
Seitenansicht  24.08.15
Indian Summer 30.10.15
Rechte Seite 03.08.15
Top View II  19.08.15
Top View 19.08.15
Spieglein Spieglein... an der Oberfläche :D 24.08.15
Aquarium decoration:
The substrate includes a first layer grating (airlift underbody filter) but which do not suck! Details can be found there are in the "filtering"

On this grid is a layer of thin flow, so that the ground is not trickling through the grid and the "filter" clogged thereby.

In the fluidized 25 Kg fine aquarium gravel (2-4 mm) are applied, which makes a thickness of about 3 cm for good flow characteristics.
Was dispersed in 1 liter of gravel Eheim substrate to enhance the biological filter performance in the soil.

Likewise, the floor heating is laid in the gravel.

On the fine gravel are 19.2 Kg Dennerle Deponit mix.

Covered the Deponit mix of nearly 50Kg play sand.
.... The washing was an S + h # * s work! ;)

The sand has a thickness of about 5-7cm. 2-3 cm below the top layer is a very thin layer of Deponit Mix introduced to the shallow-rooted plants also provide enough nutrients in the establishment phase,.
There are so many beautiful ways, as you often do not know what you want and what rather not. I try from time to time individual stems of one kind or another and therefore changing my constituents often a little. Especially the "standard" plants are gradually undress. If this is the case, then this is still bottom of the list available but with regard to when I have taken. Some images of the initial phase, the plant can still be seen.


- Rotalla rotundifolia
- Alternanthera reineckii 'rosaefolia'
- Hygrophila difformis
- Heteranthera zosterifolia
- Mayaca fluviatilis
- Potamogeton gayi
- Pogostemon Erectus
- Pogostemon yatabeanus
- Pogostemon stellatus
- Pogostemon stellatus 'broadleadf'
- Pogostemon quadrifolius
- Kimberly Pogostemon

- Echinodorus amazonicus (rausgenommen at 20:07:15)
- Egeria densa (rausgenommen at 20:07:15)


- Echinodorus grisebachii 'Tropica'
- Cuphea anagalloidea
- Proserpinaca palustris
- Nymphaea lotus 'red'
- Cryptocoryne wendtii 'brown'
- Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green'
, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Flamingo'
- Myriophyllum aquaticum 'Roraima'
- Naias sp. "Roraima"
- Eichhornia azurea (rotstängelige form)
- Eichhornia diversifolia
- Egeria najas
- Ludwigia repens (Ludwigia or Atlantis)
- Ludwigia arcuata
- Ludwigia "Rubin"
- Ludwigia glandulosa
- Ludwigia var inclinata verticillata 'Curly'.
- Ludwigia senegalensis
- Ludwigia 'super red'
- Persicaria sp. 'Kawagoeanum'
- Rotala sunset
- Rotala macrandra
- Rotala macrandra 'Butterfly'
- Rotala "occultiflora"
- Rotala "Bangladesh"
- Rotala "Vietnam"
- Rotala indica
- Rotala mexicana "Araguaia"
- Rotala sp. "Enie"
- Rotala H'ra
- Rotala Yao Yai
- Limnophila hippuridoides
- Limnophila sp. Belem
- Blyxa sp. "novoguineensis"
- Blyxa alternifolius
- Didiplis diandra
- Hygrophila polysperma "Sunset" ('Pink Annoying')
- Hygrophila corymbosa 'siamensis'
- Hygrophila corymbosa
- Myriophyllum mattogrossense
- Myriophyllum aquaticum "Roraima"
- Nesaea pedicellata "Golden"

- Cryptocpryne spiralis (rausgenommen at 02:08:15)
- Naias gaudalupensis (rausgenommen at 15:10:15)


- Alternanthera reineckii 'mini' - red
- Blyxa Japonica (? Var japonica.?)
- Hygrophila corymbosa 'compact'
- Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita
- Hemianthus glomeratus
- Helanthium bolivianum "latifolius"
- Lobelia cardinalis
- Lobelia cardinalis 'Mini'


- Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
- Lilaeopsis mauritiana
- Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'
- Marsielea spp.
- Pogostemon helferi

- Eriocaulon polaris
- Eriocaulon parkeri
- Eriocaulon type 2
- Eriocaulon Vietnam
- Eriocaulon sp. 'Japan Needle leaf'
- Eriocaulon setaceum


- Microsorum pteropus
- Microsorum pteropus 'Thor's Hammer'
- Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'
- Microsorum pteropus 'orange narrow'
- Bolbitis heudelotii
- Hygrophila pinnatifida
- Hygrophila spp. (looks similar to how Staurogyne repens 'brown')


- Bucephalandra 'elegant blue'
- Bucephalandra Apple leaf
- Bucephalandra Biblis red
- Bucephalandra Black Gaia
- Bucephalandra Dark blue
- Bucephalandra Neo kvala Kvayan
- Bucephalandra Pop corn
- Bucephalandra Sokan blue purple
- Bucephalandra Theia V4
- And a lot more ...


- Vesicularia montagnei
- Vesicularia ferriei "Weeping moss"
- Vesicularia sp. "Creeping Moss"
- Riccia
- Fissidens fontanus
- Leptodictyum riparium
- Lomariopsis cf. [...]
Vesicularia montagnei Polster 26.12.15
Najas Roraima 26.12.15
Limnophila hippuridoides vs. Pogostemon stellatus + Broadleaf 26.12.15
Eriocaulon polaris, Rotala macrandra butterfly und Limnophila hippuridoides  31.10.15
Rotala macrandra `butterfly` 29.09.15
Rotala macrandra `butterfly` 01.11.15
Rotala H Ra  01.11.15
Hygrophila polysperma `rosanervig`
Ludwigia Senegalensis aus der Topview 19.08.15
Ludwigia senegalensis 24.08.15
Ludwigia senegalensis 02.09.15
Nesaea pedicellata `golden`
Pogostemon stellatus 02.09.15
Cuphea anagalloidea  24.08.15
Cuphea anagalloidea 02.09.15
Didiplis diandra 30.10.15
Limnophila hippudiroides  11.08.15
Ludwigia inclinata verticillata `curly`
Curly in the Moonlight 31.08.15
Pogostemon quadrifolius (?)  11.08.15
Potamogeton gayi   11.08.15
Mayaca fluviatilis   11.08.15
Najas guadalupensis  11.08.15
Eichhornia azurea (rotstängelige Form) 03.08.15
Proserpinaca palustris  16.07.15
Eichhornia diversifolia 22.07.15
Eichhornia diversifolia 03.08.15
Rotalla rotundifolia   05.07.15
Rotala rotundifolia (03.08.15)
Bolbitis heudeloti 22.07.15
Bucephalandra `elegant blue` neues Blatt!  28.08.15
Bucephalandra `elegant blue`
Bucephalandra elegant blue mit Blütentrieb 31.10.15
Myriophyllum aquaticum roraima  22.07.15
Myriophyllum aquaticum -Roraima- 20.10.15
Pogostemon erectus  05.07.15
Pogostemon erectus  16.07.15
Pogostemon erectus  -  Busch!  03.08.15
Pogostemon helferi   05.07.15
Pogostemon helferi - wächst :)  15.07.15
Pogostemon helferi 22.07.15
Pogostemon helferi (03.08.15)
Hygrophila corymbosa `Compact`   16.07.15
Blyxa japonica (var. japonica)  16.07.15
Bodendecker 22.07.15
Hydroctyle cf. tripartita  16.07.15
Hydroctyle cf. tripartita  22.07.15
Alternanthera reineckii mini -  red 22.07.15
Marsielea spp.   05.07.15
Marsielea sp. wächst und gedeiht... immer weiter...   16.07.15
Marsielea spp. 22.07.15
HCC mit Caridina multidentata  11.07.15
Hemianthus callitrichoides Cuba - HCC - (03.08.15)
HCC mit Faunus sp. - Cappuccino Schnecke   05.07.15
Frisch aufgebundenes Riccia fluitans  22.07.15
Riccia fluitans (03.08.15)
Vesicularia montagnei (22.07.15)
Vesicularia montagnei (03.08.15)
Fissidens fontanus 29.09.15
Gleich assimiliert es hier :D
Special features of the facility:
The technology corner with "HMF" coarse filter:

- Is glued with aquarium silicone. In addition, 30mm wide cable channels are glued to guide the coarse filter flow and stabilize.
- The technology corner has been cut out of a 250mm sewer pipe (natural new) and coated with epoxy resin. In the wet resin then sand was scattered. Through the sand created a somewhat rougher surface. Then sit down nicely algae that give rise to a more natural look.
I like when there's a feed for and the other a "Natural design" arises.

As HardScape First, the roots were placed.

- On the left side is an approximately 40cm x 30cm 20cmx large mangrove root, which has lots of hiding places and the view from the technology corner deflects outstanding.

- In the middle left is a 80cm wide, 20 cm deep and 40 cm high Moorkien root which intersects the other two roots.

- A central "as" and "in" the hill standing Moorkien root with about 70cm width, 25cm depth and 45cm height stands almost in the middle of the pelvis and ends above water just under the crossbar from the pelvis.
This root underlines the molded ground hill entscheident.

- On the right is a third Moorkien root, which is about 40 cm wide and high and 35 deep and rounds off the hill.

- To the Iwagumi to complete have been inserted into the gaps 4 mini Moorkienwurzeln.
To this end, there is also a corresponding picture!

- The conclusion natural look was created with basalt stones. These are available in various sizes and shapes from large to small umpteen times back and forth has been rotated until finally the right place and the right orientation was found ...

- The smaller stones are not only used because of the appearance but also to the "terrain" to stabilize a bit.

To create hardscape and ground were 12-hour "work in stooping" necessary. Ouch back I say this only: /
... But look at the end result has all repaired!

Important in planting and hardscape was me that it is later possible to the animals under note itself, to retreat in darker areas or to hide completely. On the other hand, that enough free swimming space is available and that the hyphessobrycon bentosi can form small territories. Equally important was to me that the Corys have open spaces where you can gründeln. The shrimp need the moss to spawn from, and the TDS and Faunus sp. must be able to bury.
To date, I have seen all of these desired behaviors and have a quiet and harmonious pool without aggression and with plenty of opportunities to go out of the way ... ehm ... swim.
Zunächst mal putzen ;)
Der Rohling - d= 250mm x l= 1000mm
...zersägter Rohling...
Verkleidung für den Grobfilter mit Epoxid Harz überzogen und Sand eingestreut
Nacktes Becken mit offener Technik Ecke hinten links
geschafft ... Fertiges Hardscape ... 11.06.15  01:30h
Iwagumi Style ;)
Aquarium equipment:

- When lighting two 130.7 Daytime cluster come - control lightbar used. But these are not the standard UBRW assembly but with 8 pcs. Neutral white, 2 pcs. 2700K warm white and 4 pc. 7500K cool white fitted modules. The neutral white modules are driven individually in Daytime in color temperatures 2700K, 5000K and 7500K on request. Thus, I reach that I can leave the front and the rear area after my claim seem rather hot or rather cold accordingly. Overall, the Daytime lighting is at full capacity at 15,600 lumens and a power output of 140 watts.
This means ~ 40lm / l and thus a mean but apparently sufficient illuminance.
As power supply serves me a Meanwell "HLG-320H-12A" which delivers 22A and thus is not running at the limit.

- In addition a DIY - DIY LED strip with narrow radiating blue and cool white LEDs to simulate the moonlight. On this bar are 8 pcs 7500K LEDs and blue LEDs 14 pcs -.. With peak at 450nm range - installed. All are 3mm LEDs with a beam angle of 10 °. The narrow beam angle thus illuminated only very small areas in the basin and acts like moonlight, which shines through leaves.
There is thus also areas where it is almost completely dark already and in which the fish can pull back.

- ... More Power: D ... I got 2m LED Strip with 5630 chips in 7000K and 4m with 5630 chips in 2700K. Plus 4m RGB Strip come with 5050 chips. All strips have 60 LEDs / m. As a carrier, I have chosen an aluminum profile, which between the Daytime lights and in the rear area for a little "gap-filling" is to provide with the dimensions 15 * 50 * 15th
I by the technique and the little corner diagonally put the rear Daytime bar a "dead" corners. This wants a little more light that I bring to the strips for support.
In addition, the red and blue LEDs offer me more opportunities in the implementation of sunrise and sunset.
The strips are attached with hot glue in an aluminum carrier and sealed. Splashing I have the strips additionally protected by a Makrolon. The strips have been classified from the outset with IP65 protection, so a special seal of the cover plate is not necessary.
If the information is correct and does not deceive me my subjective impression, then the additional Strips should bring about 5500 lumens. This addition brings the pelvis then a total of 21,100 lumens and consequently to slightly more than 54 lm / l. As you can already work quite well with ...


- The lights are controlled via a LiWeBe Box 3.0 with 9 x 10 A power.
There are both sunrise, sunset, moonlight as well as live weather conditions and the associated effects such as lightning and clouds airplane simulated.
I pimped the box and now made of the fact 9 channels 12 channels. This is because of me with additional lighting and the ways the colors individually to control the design of the pool a lot more options are available.
The additional channels are not yet fully supported in the 3.0 software. So far I can only appeal to 10 channels. Therefore, the fan run on the clusters with the white light of the additional lighting still together. Also no CW / WW division is possible as this software side will be supported until LiWeBe 4.0.

The LiWeBe controller to be projected into the basin in the world capable of weather data from different locations. This means that if there by 15 clock in Itaituba on the Rio Tapajós is a storm today, the storm (Delayed) is projected at 15h the next day in my pelvis. Since this would mean for a strong planted scape during the rainy season the certain end, I use this feature only in a "short" period of time in the afternoon.
Thus I have a dynamic lighting, which changes daily and simulates a near-natural light, on the other hand the plant provides enough light for photosynthesis. The Live weather makes for a varied lighting, which the natural conditions of the animals [...]
The filtering uses three different philosophies. As much as possible to ensure the filter surface to the lowest possible bacterial contamination for the fish is part of my philosophy. Even if the conflict with the opinion of many Scaper who refused only on a good plant growth there. The two are combined with each other, I look at my pelvis again and again.

- On the one hand comes with the technology corner Hamburger Matten Filter is used, which, however, acts through the fairly high flow rate only as a pre-filter / strainer. The filter floss has a pore density of 10 PPI and is not designed as a fine filter or even a biological filter. I suspect that only the edge regions have such a slow flow that there the HMF principle will be implemented in a small area. Shrimps love this mat, as there is always plenty of food here is depositing on the mat.
An Eheim Compact 1000 provides enough surface flow. This does not always go to set different possible flow conditions around.

- Two external filters provide the biological filtration of the pelvis.
An Eheim eXperience 350 goes directly from the tank through the filter back into the pool. The vent is located in the front upper portion and supporting the surface movement for gas exchange.
An Eheim eXperience 250 also draws behind the "HMF" principle and becomes only by an Eheim reeflexUV 500 and then into the ground.
In the bottom of the treated water is forced through the lying on the ground grid (-> ground).

This leach is also called Leipziger underbody filter. In ground a bag is distributed with filter substrate on the gravel to enhance the operation. The slow flow rate increases the effectiveness and the plants are supplied with fresh water from the bottom, what they thank me with enormous root growth. . To withdraw a plant including root therefore is always associated with many small Kiessteinchen from the lowest layer - unfortunately!

The two external filters are fitted with the recommended placement of Eheim.
In the bottom basket are rough ceramic tubes, which are covered by a coarse filter. In the second chamber there are two coarse filter and the top chamber is Eheim substrate which is covered by a fine filter flow.
Both filters are equipped with identical drivers.

- Behind the filter mat of the "HMF" still hangs a bag Seachem Purigen which tannins filtered out of the water without affecting too much the water values. As a result, the water is really clear and seemed very clean.
Other equipment:
Since current i like supply no cable clutter and multiple socket in multiple box, I have installed a fuse box with eight circuit breakers in the cabinet. Four machine control one half of the cabinet. On each side there are two single sockets, one double and a "tripartite" outlet. These are simple surface-mounted sockets from a hardware store, "flying around" are not well thought out and at the required positions in the cabinet are bolted ..
In addition, my permanently installed and relatively rigid cables offer the opportunity to fix the loose connection cables of the devices and to move clearly.

Nearly the whole system only one (Per Minute) runs timer that controls the DIY-Star. This is switched on every 60 minutes for 1 minute. Unfortunately, there is no German-language video - but the pictures should be meaningful enough. The original is touted by many as the secret weapon against Scapern algae. I do not think that this device will help the other hand alone. A corresponding CO2 saturation and a correspondingly matched fertilizer ratio prevents the safe from all better. Since I wanted to have a natural "look", I even have a few days the phosphate level of the pelvis increases greatly to algal fouling to favor on the stones and roots. Even so some algae-eating animals is always plenty of food available.

The rest of the necessary equipment timer is controlled by the LiWeBe box.
At the LiWeBe box hangs for this purpose a Gembrid EnerGenie USB socket, which depends on the temperature turns a fan battery. The three 92mm fans (from the PC area) are switched on at a temperature above 26 ° C and afford every 87 m³ / h. In this way I can lower the temperature within an hour, only by evaporative cooling to about 1.5 ° C.
Likewise, depending on temperature is (of course in the other direction), a bottom heater turned on. Here a JBL Protemp b-40 comes with 40 watt heating power used, of course, only when the temperature drops below 24 ° C.
The temperature control is implemented through the LiWeBe own temperature sensor.
In addition, the Eheim Compact 1000 is switched on in the interval to the different flow conditions to simulate. In very warm temperatures I let the circulation pump run times, temperature controlled to an effective surface movement for the fan to ensure.

The overnight shutdown of the CO2 system is controlled as a last resort on the USB socket. Once a bit light in the pool there is switched a CO2 system and covers the CO2 requirements of the plants. Shutoff is this, when the moonlight starts to go out.

The CO2 system is a Dennerle Space 600 which controller with a PH Evolution deluxe constant PH values ​​and sufficient CO2 saturation makes. The pH probe is mounted behind the coarse filter to a well flushed place. Both a 2 Kg bottle as well as a bottle of 0,5 Kg (Reserve) provide the necessary CO2 demand. The CO2 is introduced via a Dennerle Maxi Flipper. On some of these images is still attached front. In the meantime he had wandered into the corner behind the mangrove roots before I this by a CO2 - have replaced outside reactor. The external reactor is of US-hunting and the Model AR-US 50 / 16mm and is related to the cycle of Experience 350. The Drop Checker shows me about 40 bubbles per minute. Thanks to the PH control and automatic shutdown of the number of bubbles is actually irrelevant, serving only the monitoring. The aim is to CO2 saturation of about 25 mg / l. I achieve this at about pH 6.7.

JBL Pro Temp Bodenfluter is supported by an Eheim / Hunter Thermostat with 200 watts, which its switching threshold was at 23.5 ° C. This ensures that the pool temperature is always relatively steady. Also, the heating element is hidden behind the filter mat.

In order to ensure the nutrient balance of plants, are daily in several 1-3 ml doses fertilizers added. Used Aqua-rebel micro specialty - Flowgrow Macro Basic phosphate and macro special - N fertilizer. This will be an ATI metering (6-channel) from the seawater in the area [...]
Letzte große Shopping Tour ... wird Zeit, dass das Chaos ein Ende nimmt!
DIY - Mondlicht Leiste ... noch ohne Abdeckung
Beginn Sonnenaufgang
(fast) Mondlicht
Warm weiss
Neutral weiss
Kalt weiss
Profilschiene für die Lampen - 2x Daytime 130.7 und in der Mitte die DIY Mondbeleuchtung
Der Schrank stand Kopf ;) So war es leichter die Elektrik zu verbauen
Ereignis Übersicht der LiWeBe Software
LiWeBe Box 3.0 Ereignis Übersicht
Das Herz ... PH Controller, LiWeBe Box und Dosierpumpe
Die Nieren ;)
 ... und die Leber ... UV - Klärer
Die Aorta mit Ihren Adern ;)
Für den Kühlen Kopf ein bisschen Wind ;)
Aussenreaktor  US-Aquaristik US 50 + Dropchecker
Unabhängige visuelle Überwachung der automatisierten Technik
Dünger Konzept mit exakter Dosierung und Licht Situation
Pimp my Box - fast 4.0... LiWeBe Box mit 12 Kanälen 15.10.15
DIY - Star in Action
DIY - Star  --> Elektrolyse gegen Keime und Algensporen
Scissor sisters endlich in erreichbarer Entfernung!
Mehr Power Anschlüsse 15.10.15
Mehr Power  15.10.15
Mehr Power Blau / WW 15.10.15
Mehr Power Rot / CW 15.10.15
Weisse Power (5000 Lumen) 15.10.15
Mehr Power Vollgas! 15.10.15
Bisher mit Tropfentest gemessen
Wassertests von Wasserpantscher.at 20.10.15
Vergleich der NO3 und PO4 Tests 20.10.15
Fotometer von Wasserpantscher.at 20.10.15
Leitwert Messung 20.10.15
I also look to me very much like to discus pool! My philosophy is, however, the small fish in a big pool to look after a lot more natural. And since the discs just seems real large basins like that of Wolfgang. Here I just have to again mention my appreciation for this dream!
Back ... I like to look in a 'nano' world in which in my pelvis that Hyphis dominate. The enormous space, to have the animals they thank me with a very harmonious and calm acting charisma.


35 x Paracheirodon innesi
40 x Paracheirodon simulans

Both the Innesis as well as the simulant form small (mixed) groups again, but actually swim mostly widely distributed in the basin. A "typical" swarm formation is not present at all. I interpret that the animals feel safe and secure. The free swimming space in front pelvic region is thereby frequented much more often, as the storage space in the rear part of basin. These areas are indeed often abgeschwommen and used to sleep, a permanent "hiding" in the areas I have not been able to observe.

10 x Hyphessobrycon rosaceus "white fin"

Even with the Sichelsalmlern is absolutely no observed swarm behavior. Rather, a knitted ground can be observed forming in the front area of ​​the roots. Here the males seem to offer to your districts and try the females with the best place to impress. The grounds are apparently about 15 cm wide and 20-25 cm deep. The main interest lies on the ground surface. Fish that swim higher than 15 cm above the ground are not observed. Slight turf wars in the form of fins "tremble" and hit hook belong to the old day. Injured fins or other injuries I've not discovered. It is striking that the Lord near the filter outlet (most current) forms the most color. The less-flow area is rarely visited by the Hyphis and there are no grounds.
A gender distinction that is reliable, unfortunately I do not trust me. From the behavior I would say that I have 6 men's and four ladies. However, it may also be 7 or 5 gentlemen ... sorry;)

10 x Otocinclus vittatus
For Oto has to say not much ... eats or simply perched on a leaf or a root ...

18 x Corydoras pygmaeus

And the Pygmaeus always make only a small force of three to five animals. A whole swarm of all known animals (almost) never formed. Some of the animals lazing love on a leaf or a piece of root. Burrowing in ground rum course is often observed. The free swimming space use Corys only at feeding time or to another place to visit in the basin.
Courses are preferably sought that halfway up in the basin are indeed very bright but shaded slightly plentiful.


Currently I would add only the stocks of Corydoras pygmaeus and Otocinclus a few other animals.


10 x Caridina japonica

If I counted correctly when moving from the old pool, I have four women and six gentlemen. Some of the animals are light blue while others reddish. Pregnant ladies are often - but offspring are naturally not to be expected.

50 x Caridina babaulti var. Green

Green algae shrimp graze throughout the day at different locations. They are always small colonies, I suspect that it is mating rituals. Offspring I have not seen in the pool, but in the previous pool I had very small animals, which were smaller than those which I had used. Therefore, I am sure that a Nachzüchten is very likely in the pool can also be found here instead. Of the 50 animals one but always sees the best of luck with just a few.
Update! First lint spotted at 8:08:15. So also in the basin, the shrimp reproduce.

20 x Red cherry shrimp
Oh ma cherry: D Always nice a small bright [...]
Die ersten Bewohner ... freuten sich über den Bakterien Rasen auf den Wurzeln ...
Om-nom-nom-nom-nom ... scheint zu schmecken!
Corydoras pygmaeus 24.08.15
Corydoras pygmaeus
Otocinclus vittatus
Chillin` Oto  31.08.15
Corydoras aeneus (black)
Paracheirodon innesi
Paracheirodon simulans
Hyphessobrycon rosaceus `white fin` ... hübsches Kerlchen?
Hyphessobrycon rosaceus `white fin`  III
Hyphessobrycon rosaceus `white fin` ... passendes Mädel?
Caridina japonica / multidentata
Neocaridina heteropoda var. red
Neocaridina heteropoda var. red II
Caridina babaulti var. green und Planorbella sp. blau (juvenil)
Caridina babaulti var. green
White Pearl
OOhh,... ma cherie :D
Rotes Feuer :D
Nelchen aus der Draufsicht  19.08.15
Cherry in da Curly 24.09.15
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Water parameters:
Will be sought, of course, always the values ​​of the native habitat of the fish to be maintained. This is not always possible, and I'm also not a big fan of Wasserpanschen;) From my faucet but already, fortunately, very soft and pretty neutral H2O. Water from the tap values ​​in detail.
To explain I refer here the water from the dam Sengbach (column 1).

In the basin according prevail humane values ​​that are all the inhabitants of justice because of this situation.

Temperature: 24 ° C
PH - value: 6.8
Conductance: ~ 314 s / cm
KH 6 ° dH
GH 9 ° dH
CO2 ~ 25 mg / l
O2 saturated (plants assimilate free O2 to the water)

By night shut off the CO2 plant at night, the pH rises to about PH. 7


Fe: ~ 0.1 mg / l
PO4: ~ 0.15 mg / l
NO3: ~ 15 mg / l

other macro and micro nutrients are not measured in detail.


NO2: 0 mg / l (undetectable)
NH3: 0 mg / l (undetectable)
NH4: 0 mg / l (undetectable)
Cu: 0 mg / l (undetectable)

The pool water values ​​were measured in the early days before and after every water change and the following day. Meanwhile, I have limited myself to this feeling down in indefinite intervals to make.
Any modification and any measure basin is documented in an Excel file.

The water is the water change on Easy Life at the recommended dose is preparing (if I deem it necessary. In the meantime, enough bacteria in both filters and the ground should be that I do not what a week to overturn needs.

I have my pelvis now set so that the nutrients for the plant, thanks to the dosing pump, are introduced in small steps and until the next fertilization are nearing exhaustion. Deficiency symptoms I can not detect. Likewise, I have no algae growth, which would cause me concern. This minimal fertilization are always enough nutrients (both micro as well as macro) is available, but you do not "burden" of the animals like a shock fertilizing once a week.
- Staple food flakes and pellets are different types of food from Sera, Söll, Dennerle, and Tetra.

- Twice a week, brine shrimp larvae or bloodworms are served.

- There are always alternating a little cucumber, peppers or other vegetables, which just offers for shrimp and snails. Even nettle leaves are gladly accepted.

- Sundays (Wasserwechseltag) is fasting and there is nothing.
Also around the water test on Monday not to interfere.

- Once a week I am preparing a flake food with Sera - fishtamin on.
Further information:
For water testing came both Sera Aqua-Test Box, and the counterpart of JBL used. The NO2 test I also still single by Tetra, since it "allegedly" is able smallest reliable display quantities although the division is coarser than JBL. I therefore often make two NO2 tests to make sure that this can be reliably decomposed.

For some time now I have the photometer of wasserpantscher.at. Many might know the DIY - Guide a photometer itself forth to ask Anton Gabriel. I have written a detailed test report to which I shall set as their own products. As a conclusion, I can only say that I am impressed by the completely little helpers, because I was tired of the estimated reading for a subjective end pressure. Here I get real values ​​and am confident that the output values ​​are not only from the direction of her but rather accurately reflect the respective concentration of a substance in the water after extensive testing.

Water change is carried out at weekly intervals. The amount varies between 100 and 200 liters. Depending on how the water conditions present themselves.
I measure at the moment currently and then to get to the water change and a day to a "feel" how much of the healthy average is.
I suspect, based on the experience of the first few weeks that I should change the week 150 liters.

The few duff on the ground I'll be (yet) aware and collecting only the Käscher from loose leaves and decomposing plant parts. The coarse filter I suck briefly with the hose to avoid impose a too rapid.
HCC is growing on the filter mat love solid and will be removed with tweezers - here I still think about how I can persuade to grow only marginally;)

Since I always had the problem that my forceps or scissors was naturally unattainable far down in the closet when I was standing on the ladder, I have installed in the door from the cabinet brackets that hold the tools and on which I can access without to climb the ladder.

It documents the pelvis and the development as well as any changes and measures in an Excel spreadsheet. The values ​​I bump instantly recognizable color the corresponding change in value as well as deviations from the ideal case.

Some of the pictures were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5. Most of the pictures I have f = 2.8G ED or a Tamron 70-200 f = 2.8 taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Nikkor 17-55 macro lens. A post was held only for noise reduction or lightening in Lightroom. The white balance has not changed. The images are all my copyright and may not be used in a modified form without explicit approval also.

Thanks für's reading! If you like what you've read or seen, I would be happy about an assessment / picking. Suggestions and criticism I suppose of course too!