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Rhinogobius formosanus
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Asia / Australia
Tank size:
je 70x45x45 = 280 liters ~ 73 gallons (us)
Specific features:
"Desolation of Smaug" is a project, which consists of two pools with the respective size of 70 x 45 x 45 (each well 140 L)! Due to the caring nature, it was impossible to realize everything in an aquarium.
We have the "Gobionellidae maintain" done and so we have the possibility of two ways.

The glass cases are from the bottom Standard basin, only the crossbars there were quite far mounted at the top, to get as far as possible to the maximum net water.
Gesamtansicht Aquarium - Kombination `Smaugs Einöde`
linkes Becken `Smaugs Einöde` (am Anfang des Beleuchtungstest)
rechtes Becken `Smaugs Einlde` ..
Sonnenstrahlen gleiten ins Becken ...
Sonnenstrahlen, besseres Licht gibt es nicht!!
Aufnahme `rechtes Becken` zum Abend hin..
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Rhine River sand

In both basins Rhine river sand was in the graining 0 - 8mm introduced.

In addition, some river pebbles were (also some rough / big rocks) distributed in different sizes on the ground.
Plants:
Plants in the right pelvis:

Cryptocoryne wendtii

Country of origin: --------- Southeast Asia - Sri Lanka
Height: 5 ---------- - 10+ cm
Spread: --------- 8-10 cm
Lighting conditions: --- very small - large
Temperature: ---------- 20 - 30 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- very soft to very hard
PH: 5.5 to 9.0 ---------------
Growth: medium -----------
Simplicity: easy ----------

Microsorium pteropus

Country of origin: --------- Asia (India and southern Japan to Guinea)
Height: ---------- 15 - 30 cm
Spread: --------- 15 - 20+ cm
Lighting conditions: --- very small - large
Temperature: ---------- 18 - 30 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- very soft to very hard
PH: 5.0 to 8.0 ---------------
Growth: ----------- slowly
Simplicity: ---------- very easy

Vallisneria nana

Country of origin: --------- Australia
Height: ---------- 30 - 50 cm
Spread: --------- 2-10 cm
Lighting conditions: --- low - high
Temperature: ---------- 20 - 28 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- soft to hard
PH: --------------- 6 to 8.5
Growth: medium -----------
Simplicity: ---------- undemanding

Plants in the left pelvis:

Cryptocoryne wendtii

Country of origin: --------- Southeast Asia - Sri Lanka
Height: 5 ---------- - 10+ cm
Spread: --------- 8-10 cm
Lighting conditions: --- very small - large
Temperature: ---------- 20 - 30 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- very soft to very hard
PH: 5.5 to 9.0 ---------------
Growth: medium -----------
Simplicity: easy ----------

Hydrocotyle cf. tripartita

Country of origin: --------- uncertain (possibly Australia)
Height: ---------- different
Spread: --------- 20 cm
Lighting conditions: --- means - a lot
Temperature: ---------- 22 - 28 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- soft to hard
PH: 6.0 to 8.5 ---------------
Growth: ----------- fast
Simplicity: easy ----------

Microsorium pteropus

Country of origin: --------- Asia (India and southern Japan to Guinea)
Height: ---------- 15 - 30 cm
Spread: --------- 15 - 20+ cm
Lighting conditions: --- very small - large
Temperature: ---------- 18 - 30 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- very soft to very hard
PH: 5.0 to 8.0 ---------------
Growth: ----------- slowly
Simplicity: ---------- very easy

Taxiphyllum Barbieri

Country of origin: --------- Asia (China, Thailand, Indonesia)
Height: ---------- more than 5 cm
Spread: --------- more than 5 cm
Lighting conditions: --- low - high
Temperature: ---------- 15 - 28 ° C
Water Hardness: ------- soft to hard
PH: 5.0 to 9.0 ---------------
Growth: medium -----------
Simplicity: ---------- very easy
Special features of the facility:
In addition, we have something "artificial decoration" introduced in the form of rock formations and roots.
(these are the pictures, although hard to recognize, but complement the entire look of the pool)
The right pool (see pictures) has been set up that comes the decoration of gravity from the center out. This stocking (Rhinogobius formosanus) is distributed better in the pool and there is enough space in the front-middle range, so that the gobies their "Buddelleidenschaft" can come to.
The left pools of "Desolation of Smaug", however, is more planted. There are two reasons:
1. the smaller permanent "Rhinogobius zhoui" need not have such a large amount of space as their neighbors and
2. we could so the admixture, deploy the "Danio margaritatus", the necessary plants hiding.
am Anfang der Aufbauphase
Becken ein steht .. weiter auf der anderen Seite ..
.. der Trennbereich für Dekoration und um die Technik verschwinden zu lassen ..
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
The lighting in this project was not the biggest problem, as we have already, and therefore assumed a basin with lighting technology, we were left for the second pool the choice saves. There was also a LED - strip the company LEDAquaristik!

We are happy to remain on stand and try new manufacturer! Go Other ways whatsoever is, one has to continue with the matter and not employed on a and retracted the same manufacturer!

At the beginning we had had for testing two different colors of light through the respective basins, to see how the plant growth under different light color on two "almost identical aquarium" effect. The test phase has been completed and the result had influence on the current illumination of both basins.

Choosing a lot of the following products:
.. Depending pool ..
1 x "LEDAquaristik - Eco + Day" [5,500K]
1 x "LEDAquaristik - Eco + Tropic" [4500 K]


Features "LEDAquaritik"

> Chip: High-power LEDs for the brand LG (Type 5630)
> LED beam angle: 120 ° or nearly 180 degrees by ClearSealing
> Voltage: 12V DC (DC)
> Life.> 30,000 hrs (. = More than 8 years at 10 hours lighting / day)
> Switching cycles before premature lamp failure: 100,000
> Switch: no
> Connection cable 100cm (2x 0,50 mm²) with open cable ends. Connection adapter for power supply are included. (If it makes the scope of the order required!) Extend as necessary with extension cable + connector!
> Protection: IP67 not suitable for underwater use!
> Dimmable: YES, corresponding Dimmer available as accessory
> Shortened: No

The small LED - strips are equipped with white LEDs!
> LED color - white
> Type - 5.3 x 3 mm
> Type - type - SMD 5630

[Spectrum are as attached pictures]
Filtration:
Hamburg mat filter (HMF)
There were two small Eck - HMF installed in the basin, which are operated with air lifters.

The diaphragm pump Haliea MK-10 from the V - Series provides our air lift with the necessary air (600 l / h) for filtering. Depending on an airlift with a diameter of 20 mm provide the two pools with fresh water.

This diaphragm pump has an output of "600 L / h" and is actually oversized, but because we let the air distribution through a pressure cell, we can reduce the transfer of air power over cocks and so optimally adapted for the pool.
The pressure cell is not visible untergebacht in the substructure.
Other equipment:
Desolation of Smaug is equipped only with minimal equipment!

> Heating is not to use
> The power supply is ensured by multiple plug

Only the lighting control is realized with us with technical aids:

The lighting control system takes over from us the ProfiLux 3 Ex (GHL Advanced GmbH) stands on another project on the upper floor. This is connected to a Expansionsbox (Expansion of GHL), which again is in the same room as the project "Desolation of Smaug". Because the lighting (LEDAquaristik) is connected and by means of LEDControl4V2 controlled which is connected to the ExpansionsBox with.

We have purposely used as a basis, the spectral data of the manufacturing company to the required data for the ProfiLux [* .pspec - data download] to create. With this information, the creation of the daily course is sher easy.
.. die verbaute Druckdose mittig unterhalb des DekoElementes
Blich auf die Druckdose von oben ..
Planungsskizze `Seitenansicht` vom Projekt
Planungsskizze `Ansicht von hinten` ...
Planungsskizze `Ansicht von vorne` ..
Stocking:
We have in the gobies (Gobionellidea) in love and could not help but once again an aquarium - to create combination to maintain more than one kind of these wonderful fish can!

Systematics
| - Gobionellidea
| ------ Mugilogobius Line
| ----------- Rhinogobius
| ----------------- Formosanus (LINK)
| ----------------- Zhoui (LINK)

They usually have a elongate, cylindrical physique with muscular-head. The above eyes and her big mouth are characteristic. You have two clearly separated dorsal fins and pelvic fins below the pectoral fins, they are to a funnel-shaped suction grown together so that to be able to adhere to surfaces such as gobies rocks or plants.

Most gobies have no swim bladder, which is why they have mostly firm ground or stones or plants among themselves.
The assumption that there is in fresh water no or few "colored" gobies inapplicable really. Also in the area there are many beautiful freshwater species


Stocking in the right pelvis:

Rhinogobius formosanus

> Rules: gobioidei (Gobiiformes)
> Family: Gobionellidae
> Genus: Rhinogobius
> Size: 9 to 11 cm
> Water Depth: encountered at various depths, mostly on the ground or on stones and plants
> Distribution: Asia, from the river landscapes Taiwan
> Biotope: typical river landscape with hiding places, plants and boulders
> Temperature: 18 - 25 C
> PH - value: neutral
> Water Hardness: from 10 dGH

Stocking in the left pelvis:

Rhinogobius zhoui

> Rules: gobioidei (Bobiiformes)
> Family: Gobionellidae
> Genus: Rhinogobuis
> Size: 4.5 cm
> Water Depth: encountered at various depths, mostly on the ground or on stones and plants
> Occurrence: China
> Biotope: typical river landscape with hiding places, plants and boulders
> Temperature: 19-24 ° C
> PH - value: neutral
> Water Hardness: from 10 dGH

Danio margaritatus

> Order: Cypriniformes (Cypriniformes)
> Family: Cyprinidae (Cyprinidae)
> Genus: Danio
> Size: 2 to 2.5 cm
Found in various water depths:> Water Depth
> Distribution: Southeast Asia, in northern Thailand and Burma
> Habitat: lives in plants rich slowly flowing waters
> Temperature: 20 to 25 ° C
> PH - value: 6.0 to 7.5
> Water Hardness: 5 to 19 dGH
Rhinogobius formosanus (M & W) ..
Rhinogobius formosanus (weibchen)
Rhinogobius formosanus .. immer neugierig :-)
ein Maul zum fürchten (Rhinogobius formosanus)
war was .. immer da wenn es was zu sehen gibt (Rhinogobius formosanus)
Rhinogobius zhoui (Jungtier)
Jungtier der Art `Rhinogobius zhoui`
Danio margaritatus
eine Gruppe `Danio margaritatus` als Beibesatz ..
mal näher ran an die `kleinen Süßen` Danio margaritatus
Danio margaritatus
Danio margaritatus .. tolle Zeichnung ...
Water parameters:
.. will be given later ...
Feeding:
.. will be given later ...
Videos:
Video
Further information:
.. A few insights / information and pictures about the construction ..

As usual, we have tried as much as possible to make himself thereby equalize everything fit to the other pool in the living room. Preliminary as always check the available space ... ... Measure project and design ...

So naghavigated (it is not the first base) again built a similar, identically constructed base. As with the project "Sandstorm" we are again dealing with a combination.

The aquarium was to be placed on two different levels intent because so no direct comparison of the pool takes place, but each will be considered separately.
Maybe also because we under the right pool (currently used as storage space) still possibly place Have a third pool of the aquarium - add combination!

Two pools, in order to create more opportunities.

With solid rectangular timber it was in this size not challenge a basis for two 70 x 45 x 45 to create pools. There near the "Big Bang Malawi" is immediately, it was clear that we have used the same type and have also adjusted the color scheme.

Due to a Beck acquisition, we have the second pool .. really adapted to all the rest of it! An existing Grundelbecken (a takeover) will have placed on the right (higher) side and the left pelvis (new procurement - identical dimensions) is the matching counterpart with the same aspect!

From two basins each covering the back and right outer sides was blackened.

A comprehensive presentation of the project "Desolation of Smaug" you can at any time be found on our website !!