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Malawi
Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
200 x 60 x 70 cm = 840 liters ~ 221 gallons (us)
Specific features:
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Tank volume 840 liters gross less sand, stones, rear wall
Glass thickness, level difference (water level to glass top) =
2 cm makes about 630 liters Net
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Rear wall rocks, the depth is about 9cm from polyester resin with 6 x 50mm holes provided so that the water can circulate.
Aquarium manufacture 2007 Stossverklebt 12 mm glass with safety seam, floor consists of 2 parts
The side windows were from the outside with black Abtönfolie
(Car Accessories) provided.
Cabinet manufactured by the carpenter with a kitchen countertop
of 38 mm is located on a foam pad of 6 mm.
Cabinet was color-matched to the furniture located in the hallway
tuned.
Eigenbau cover with a flap over the entire width
and a small flap in the Great for feeding
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Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
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15 kg with 120 kg ZEOBAKTERLITH the golden sand of
Thickness 0.1 - 0.9 mm was covered.

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Plants:
2 x Anubias nana (dwarf Peer Journal)
1 x Anubias barteri (Breitbl.Speerblatt)
2 x Anubias hastifolia (Herzblättriges Speerblatt)
4 x Microsorium pteropus (Steinfarn)
so werden die kleinen bald aussehen Cynotilapia afra white top Galileya Reef
HMF noch ohne Felsenumbau
HMF von oben
HMF mit Felsen umbaut
Küssende Guramis ? nein Maylandia estheare Böcke beim Machtkampf
Sonnenuntergang 1
Sonnenuntergang 2
Mondlicht
Futter das ich verwende
rechte Beckenseite Sonnenuntergang
linke Beckenseite Sonnenuntergang
Special features of the facility:
240kg rock in gray
the rock stands on plastic grass grids
in the right and left corner extends the rock above the water addition.
the stones are so that even large fish can swim behind completely arranged

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Gesamtansicht
linke Beckenseite HMF hinter den Felsen
rechte Beckenseite dahinter Überlauf und Strömungspumpe
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
Gears are changed using Aqua-Control AC 14
Sunrise from 9.00 - 9.31 clock (8 x 15 watts red & orange light bulbs, dimming starts at 0% and ends with 100%
on.

ab9.30 - 20.00 clock a Aluleuchtbalken T8 with 2 x 25 watts each a TROCAL-de Luxe African-Lake25 Watt and 25 Watt JBL Solar Color
Fluorescent tube for intensive colors in freshwater aquariums. (With reflectors)
from 10.30 - 21.30 clock a Aluleuchtbalken T8 with 2 x 25 watts each a TROCAL-de Luxe African-Lake25 Watt and 25 Watt Color eineJBL Solar
. (with reflectors)
from 21.29 - 22.00 clock sunset of 100% - 0% dimmed down
from 21.50 clock -9.00 3 x 10mm LED moonlight with a spot for dimming with a radiation of 180 degrees (company Blue Line)
Filtration:
5 chamber filter basin 80 x 40 x 40 = 128 liters
filled with foam mats, foam cubes, and filter wool
Zeobakterlith
1x Resun SP 6000 centrifugal pump

2800 l / h Watt 40 head: 2.5 m which is passed through a 20mm tube into the water in the pipe is a non-return valve
installed so that during a power failure is not idling the tank to the water inlet
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1 x Eheim 1048
600 l / h Watt 10 Delivery altitude 1,5 m is coupled to the UV-C Water 11Watt flows nice and slow at the UV lamp over so the UV clarifier used properly
All this runs in my self-built overflow drain facilities over a 50 he HT pipe into the filter tank
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1 Hamburger mat filter Side dimension 30 x 30 cm Height 68 cm used in the left side of the pelvis with a filter area of ​​0.33 square 5 cm thick and 2 x Hagen AquaClear Powerhead 802 is the same as a flow pump
Technical specifications:
Power without air emissions: up to 1500 l / h
Reverse direction by approximately 660 L / h
Power with air emissions: up to 1325 l / h


1 flow pump 2400 L Std.rechte side in the lower third holds the ground clean with diffuser is turned up when needed
and is regulated by the Aqua-Control AC 14 5x a day each interwall ca 20 Min.dauert
Other equipment:
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1x Hunter heater 250 W (set to 27 degrees) controlled from the Aqua Control is housed in the filter tank
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an Aqua-Control Aquarium Computer AC 14 which lowers the temperature constant at 25.5 degrees during the day and 25 degrees at night
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Hw UV water 500-15 Watt (continuous operation)
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Ozonisator Hailea HLO 100 with built-in compressor and Digital
controlled

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Lighting circuit, pH measurement, temperature measurement, control over the pumps aqua-Control AC14
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Air pump with a 90 cm long Perlschlauch in the water gives off quite a lot of small bubbles
is controlled via Aqua-Control AC 14


the art on the right side is hidden by a door which I built

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Unfortunately, the images of the sunrise and sunset are not fair !!!
5 Kammer-Filterbecken
kleine Eheim-Pumpe läuft über UV-C Klärer
selbsgebauter Überlauf-Ablauf
Technik ist nicht zusehen da eine Tür davor
HW UV-Wasserklärer 500 - 15 Watt-Dauerbetrieb
die Zentrale
Ozonisator
HMF und Beleuchtung
HMF-mit Pumpe Aqua Clear Powerhead 802
Stocking:
* Mbuna *
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9 Labidochromis Hongi (red top kimpuma) still no gender recognizable it will remain in the pool 1/3


6 Labidochromis "Yellow" 2 M / W 4 females be topped up

Aquaristic Notes: In the aquarium this kind is very popular and easy to maintain. This peaceful Mbuna can be kept in aquaria of 200 liters. The tank should have stone structures with many caves, crevices and niches. The stone structures may extend to the water surface. Ground from sand or gravel. Planting is well possible because L. caeruleus not lay hands on aquatic plants.
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6 pindani 1M / 5 W

Aquaristic Notes: Ps.Die attitude should preferably take place in a community aquarium, home to another Malawi cichlids. Since Ps socolofi (especially in comparison to other members of this genus) can be described as relatively peaceful and well tolerated. Satisfying pools, which have a side length of about one meter. One male must be begotten several females. To satisfy the life requirements of the fish as much as possible, the aquarium is set up so that shelters and cave hideouts are present in sufficient numbers. A moderate shade that is not too greatly reduced the swimming area is possible, because this cichlid is plant-friendly, particularly if robust and resistant plants are used
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9 Maylandia estheare "red / red" 2M / 7W

Gender difference: Three color morphs are known in this type.
The B-morph: The males are blue to light blue with indicated horizontal stripes. The females are brown with dark horizontal stripes.
The O-Morphs: The males are pink to whitish, the females are colored bright orange to red.
The OB-morphs: males and females are orange-black mottled.
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5 Melanochromis Maingano, Blue Gender Johanni not erkenbar

Gender difference: difficult to determine. Both sexes show the same dyeing. Males and females have a black or dark blue base color and two light blue stripes.
The species is almost indistinguishable from Melanochromis johanni males in the breeding season. Melanochromis johanni is rather colored black than blue, with M. sp. "Maingano" a clear, blue glow on the body shows.

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4 Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba" 1 M / 3 W

Gender difference: The males have a light blue, sometimes a light violet base color and show black stripes. The dorsal fin tips are yellowish to reddish. The females are gray to brown and show some blue pigment spots.

Aquaristic Notes: The species was introduced into the hunting and the early 90s and has now also been bred. Unlike the territorial males, the females are extremely shy and hide in the smallest crevices and caves. Attached were aquariums from 200 liters.

Breeding: The males defend a spawning ground in caves. The females are instantly when they swim into the cave, angebalzt. Under circular motion is spawned on the floor of the cave. Like all mbuna, also L. sp. "Mbamba" a agamer mouthbrooders in females

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5 Pseudotropheus crabro 1M / 4 W
the goat is approximately 21 cm long
Gender difference On the Coloured males show an almost pure black body and fins coloring. Contrast, females and males have inferior 4-5 broad, black stripes on below the dorsal fin on yellowish ground. However, even dominant female may turn black. This color change can take place very quickly (see. The old [...]
Crabro Nachwuchs
Pseudotropheus crabro -M- ca.21 cm
Pseudotropheus crabro -W-
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 4858
Pseudotropheus socolofi -M-
Pseudotropheus crabro -W-
 Labidochromis sp. `Mbamba` -M-
Maylandia estheare `red/red`-M-
ein bunter Haufen
die Kleinen
der Nachwuchs
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 4858
Labidochromis hongi (red Top kimpuma)
Pseudotropheus crabro -M- ca.21 cm
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 4858
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 4858
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 4858
Pseudotropheus crabro Bock ca 21 cm
Besatz im Aquarium Becken 4858
Pseudotropheus socolofi
Water parameters:
Temperature Day 25.9 25.4 Night
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PH 8.38
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KH: 9
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GH: 17
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NO2: nn
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NO3: 10
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Ca 30% water change every week
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Water is with JBL AquaDur processed (water treatment salts for East African cichlids)
Feeding:
Astra cichlids Spirulinasticks
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Astra cichlids Sticks
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Tetra Cichlid XL Flakes
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Tropical Cichlid Spirulina Medium Sticks
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Tropical Malawi flakes Mbuna
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Vegetable
Cucumber, pepper, squash
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Plankton
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Frozen foods
Artemia

Water fleas

black mosquito larvae

the menu will be increased
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Further information:
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Other Pets 1Perserkatzen with the name Ole from Havelland
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