A combination of the following foods:
- Tetra Min Flakes
- Astra spirulina flake food
more or less regular lettuce, peppers, cucumber
- White mosquito larvae
- Black mosquito larvae
Frozen food "spare":
- Tetra FreshDelica - daphnia
- Tetra FreshDelica - bloodworm
This basin has been a very long-term planning and should be constructed as natural pools for Crystal Red Shrimp. Unfortunately, I have had almost just unlucky with the pool after filling with water (Christmas 2006). Algae in any shape and color, and to make matters worse, died almost the entire shrimp population in April 2007 (they lived in the basin since the end of February 2007). I could actually pick out every day one or two dead. Have then every other day made a small water changes, but even that has not helped. Meanwhile, I think that was the cause even as I do not always have the water from the tap was allowed to proceed.
Maybe it was also on the Carbo-Plus, at the time I had left. The fact that the leave something to the water has ... I do not know.
Now, however, is (almost) everything well, only filamentous algae, which multiply explosively, I still have.
Furthermore, I want to cover the back wall with moss. Moreover, by placing filamentous algae I pluck all Moose again. That's why I have to get to grips with the algae and then can devote myself to the back wall.
Some things come back ... I died in March 2008, all shrimp. I suspect again poisoning over the water. And by this imbalance of biology, the algae are back. But I'll stay on the ball.
The algae were unable to get to grips with.
I have the basin completely dispelled and a new ground and new plants started (end of July 2008).
Unfortunately, in the rear wall still remainders of the algae had nested, I probably could not remove. That's why I continue to struggle with algae ... (October 2008)
The algae have become manageable. I have a light bar removed, the lighting time is reduced a little and in the meantime fertilized with nitrate. Now it already looks quite nice. :-) Absence but unfortunately still the Crystal Red Shrimp ...
Update June 2010:
After it but not really ran with the algae or the extremely felt comfortable with me, I have once again taken a new approach.
I have everything removed from the aquarium. Plants, stones and gravel disposed inside the filter housing and back panels removed and the silicone seams (if necessary) be renewed.
Then reboot with foam back panels and a hamburger mat filter. Also the ground is new. This time of Dennerle Shrimps Gravel, because I have had good experiences in my NanoCube.
And now let's see if there is not yet works out. :-)