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Malawi´s Playground
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
200x70x60 = 840 liters ~ 221 gallons (us)
Specific features:
After it was clear already in January 2015 that I am moving house and everything was brought to your new home in the bag, I could make my detailed thoughts about my new Malawi basin. Decided I was then 200x70x60 I let me customize at Friedeberg ATD for a basin with the dimensions. The laver and cabinet is from the Classic series with a body and Kieskantendecor "Spanish Olive" The doors have been awarded the "dark walnut" Decor and the cover was designed left black. Furthermore, a closet increase was made by me ordered to 80cm and can be employed in the middle two compartments of the lower cabinet drawers for more storage space for the 1000 things that you would need to get.

Another highlight in my pelvis is because the back wall of AquaDecor. Here I have chosen for the Model A21. The rear wall was playing for something Tetris (the individual modules must be puzzled together first) relatively quickly fixed with 4 tubes aquarium silicone in the basin.
Unterschrank wurde mithilfe einer Spedition in den 1.Stock transportiert
Unterschrank und Becken sind heil im 1.Stock angekommen
Unterschrank und Becken sind heil im 1.Stock angekommen
Rückwand  und Technik stehen
Rückwand und Technik stehen
Der Flussand kann kommen
Halbzeit beim Aufbauen ; Rückwand, Technik und Sand sind drin
Es wird eingerichtet
Fertig eingerichtet
Fertig eingerichtet
Trocken von links
Trocken von links
Gesamtansicht noch ohne Wasser
Fertig eingerichtet, Wasser kann kommen!
Wasser ist drin und die Technik wird in Betrieb genommen
Fertig!
Wasser ist drin und die Technik wird in Betrieb genommen
Ferig!
Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Mitte
Gesamtansicht
Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Here brown river sand was used to my aquarium trusted dealer had just reinbekommen to the day when I wanted to start with the construction of the basin. Seen, liked, buy)
In retrospect, I still have a decoration added some shells.
Plants:
No ;)
Special features of the facility:
The rock is used basalt quarry 150kg
Here, I was very keen to make the pool so that my treasures give many different hideaways. Also Overhang and enough shaded areas I could give them that.

For the optics I have 2 Moorkienwurzeln standing in the basin. With regard to the humic acids can be argued, the stocking no deterioration can be seen thereby. A root hangs from above into the pool and thus creates some shady areas in the basin
Basaltbruch frich vom Natursteinhändler
Der Flusssand wird gewaschen
Steine in den 1. Stock geschleppt, der Muskelkater ist vorprogrammiert!
Rückwand noch ohne Verklebung angebracht
Rückwand noch ohne Verklebung angebracht
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Rückwand eingeklebt ;)
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
The pool is illuminated with LED. Here I have chosen the Daytime cluster. Since I'm a big fan of any technical gimmick to me this system was just right. Despite the proud purchase price I am very impressed by the system and convinced.

In the control I have decided for the TC 420 aquarium computer. With an adapter cable to get the control lines of the individual lanes directly to a ferrule and can thus easily be mounted on the TC420.

The TC420 is the same installed program with the beige supplied CD to the PC / laptop and quite simple to use, here you will find after a few minutes along well.

Although the TC420 Software I holds a few examples of programs here I decided to write it himself. She looks roughly like this:
12.00 - Sunrise with a little Dawn
12:00 to 15:00 Transition to normal daylight from mixed white / blue
3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Daylight White / Blue
20:30 to 10:00 p.m. transition from daylight with a little Abendröte to moonlight
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 Decreasing moonlight
Filtration:
When filtering I have decided for the Eheim XL1200 and the Fluval FX6, here a small description to:

Eheim XL1200:
3 hose connections (2 suction side, 1 pressure side)
Priming aid: the integrated priming enables fast, easy and hygienic Start the filter
Large prefilter: for extra long life and easy cleaning in between the filter
Convenience description: grips, transport castors, 4 strong clips, multifunctional adapter, flow indicator, flow rate adjustable

Pump capacity: 1700 l / h
For aquariums up to 1200 liters
Delivery head: 2.8 m / Ws
Consumption: 25W
Tank capacity: 25L
Filter volume: 13.5L


Fluval FX6:
Pump capacity: 3500 l / h
For aquariums up to 1500 liters
Delivery head: 3.3 m / Ws
Consumption: 41W
Tank capacity: 20L
Filter volume: 5.9 l
Other equipment:
For enough oxygen in the tank ensures beside my powerheads, which I explain below, an Eheim 400 air pump. These features 2 outputs, each with 200l / h pump capacity. The power consumption is 4W.

The pelvis is kept 300 heater to 24 degrees Celsius by using each Rech and links a Eheim Jäger.

For a little upheaval all contribute 3 powerheads from Tunze. These are connected using switches all 12:00 to 22:30 completely random. Here are the details:

1 Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6015
Flow capacity: approx 1800L / h
Power consumption 3.5W
This was attached to the right side of the basin and is either geared to the water surface where it ensures the water movement.

2. Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream 6025
Flow capacity: approx 2800L / h
Power consumption 5W
This was attached to the left side of the basin and is either geared to the water surface where it ensures the water movement.

3. Tunze Turbelle stream 6065
Flow Rate: Approx 6500l / h
Power consumption 12W
This was attached to the right side of the pelvis and is used to circulate in the tank.

In each of the 4 compartments of the base unit a power strip with a separate earth leakage circuit breaker is installed in each case. If for example, 1 filter causes a short circuit, the other filter is running on.
Der TC420 Aquariencomputer ist eingebaut und verdrahtet
Der TC 420 im Detail
Die Daytime Cluster sind verbaut
Der Fluval FX6 wird eingebaut
Steckdosenleisten werden angeschraubt
Luft darf nicht fehlen! Eheim 400 Luftpumpe mit separaten Absperrhähnen
Erste Versuche mit dem Licht
Technik der linken Seite
Es kann programmiert werden
Die Technik wartet auf ihren Einbau
Steckdosenleisten werden angeschraubt
Filterein - und Auslässe des Eheim Installiert
Ansicht von links: Filterein und Auslässe vom Eheim sowie Heizstab installiert
Die Tunze 6015 und Heizstab finden ihren Platz
Stocking:
The current stocking is made ​​up as follows:

Protomelas taeniolatus red empress Namalenje F1 NZ
1 male and 2 females (I would like to raise it to 1/3)

Copadichromis Azureus
1 male and 1 female (I would like to raise it to 1/2)

Fossochromis Rostratus
1 male and 2 females (newcomer)

Otopharynx lithobates Sulphur head Zimbawe rock
1 male and 2 females

4/4 Synodontis Multipunktatus and 7 young catfish with about 3cm size
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Marmelade Cat Nahaufnahme - nicht mehr im aktuellen Besatz
Bauchansicht meiner Multipunktatus Dame
Otopharynx lithobates sulphur head Zimbawe Rock
Protomelas Dame und (inzwischen nicht mehr im Besatz) Iwanda Hai Reef und Aquilonium
Meine kleinen Multipunktatus
Otopharynx lithobates sulphur head Zimbawe Rock
Protomelas taeniolatus red empress Namalenje
Otopharynx lithobates sulphur head Zimbawe Rock
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Das Futter lässt sich niemand entgehen
Copadichromis Azureus
Copadichromis Azureus und Synodontis Multipunktatus
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Synodontis Multipunktatus
Copadichromis Azureus
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Protomelas taeniolatus red empress Namalenje Dame
Protomelas taeniolatus red empress Namalenje
Synodontis Multipunktatus
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Copadichromis Azureus
Copadichromis Azureus und Protomelas
Besatz im Aquarium Malawi´s Playground
Protomelas taeniolatus red empress Namalenje
Aulonocara Aquilonium und Protomelas
Water parameters:
Ph 8.0
GH 19
KH 7
Nitrite 0.00 mg / I
Nitrate 9 mg / I
NH4 0.00 mg / I
NH3 0.00 mg / I
Temperature 24 degrees
Water change 70% every 2 weeks
Feeding:
Here I present my treasures a wide range of flake food:
Tropical Chichlid Color Flakes XXL
Tropical Spirulina Super 36
Tropical Malawi flakes
Tropical Breeder Mix
Tropical Chichlid Omnivore medium pellet

Further:
Tubifex Sera
House granules of Aqua House Gaus
House granules of Malawi oasis Mühldorf
Hikari Chichlid Excel

Frozen Food:
Black mosquito larvae
Daphnia
Cyclops
Shrimps
Cockles


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