This is my first Malawi basin, after I had resolved another project recently. Not a stocking, apart from a few racing snails left over from the old pool.
Eheim Proxima 250 aquarium combination, basically the standard version in white.
A mixture of: - 5 KG JBL Sansibar Black - 5 KG JBL Zanzibar Grey - 12 KG ADA Colorado
In addition, still about 250 grams NADECO Muschelmix Small.
Special features of the facility:
2 elements of RockZolid, Stone module E and F, glued to the back wall. 50 KG Nero Ebano rubble 30 KG Ryuoh stones
90.2 Daytime Cluster Control, equipped with 1 x Ultra White 7000K and 1 x Ultra White Blue 15000K. The white LEDs are on average during the day (8:00 to 20:00) at 40%, from 20:00 until 21:00 the evening is dimmed down and the central module, the blue LED at 2% driven to simulate moonlight. From 24:00 light the light is off.
Control via LED Controller TC420.
Eheim Profesional 4+ 350T external filter, fitted with standard filter media.
JBL UV-C Water Series II- 18 Watt (not yet activated) Sicce Xstream-e ELECTRONICS flow pump is running at about 50% at present. If necessary, even a Eheim Air Pump 400 oxygen pump.
10 x pseudotropheus saulosi (3m + 7w) 4 x Pseudotropheus (Metriaclima) callainos WHITE PEARL (1m + 3w) 4 x Synodontis polli WHITE
Few racing snails from the old pool.
Temperature 25 ° C PH 7.8 KH 11 GH 13
Since the water comes relatively soft from the tap, I cured it with sodium bicarbonate (about 15 g per 100 liters).
Panta Nouri Herbivor M
The pool was established on 10.12.2015. The filter was still retracted from the previous pool, so I'm assuming that the nitrite peak done quickly, if it occurs at all.