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Neueinrichtung Juli 2017
Description of the aquarium:
South America
Tank size:
160 x 60 x 60 = 576 liters ~ 152 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Inlet and outlet holes, back to nature back wall Slim line (red gneiss)
Becken mit eingeklebter Back to nature Slimline Rückwand
Aquarium vorm Umbau, Foto vom Juni 2009
Gesamtansicht vorm Umbau
Gesamtansicht nach Umbau
Aquarium decoration:
Dennerle DeponitMix ca 35 kg
River sand 0.2 to 0.8 mm approx 75 kg
Echinodorus bolivianus
Echinodorus amazonicus
Echinodorus bleheri
Echinodorus horemanii
Echinodorus "little bear"
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Special features of the facility:
Terrace of three matched Kunstsoffterassen (each 60 cm in the original)
A large mangrove roots
Placed four medium roots around the water pipe
Große Mangrovenwurzel (ebay Schlagls aquaristic welt). Platzierung vorm Umbau
Aquarium equipment:
GHL ProfiLux II
GHL T5 light bars 2x 80 watts separately dimmable with Dennerle Special Plant and JBL Nature
GHL professional Simu BW tube (red, blue and white LEDs)
Lighting time: 10: 00 to 22:00 clock (including one hour of sunset and sunrise)
Cloud simulation at 10% probability and a maximum 70% blackout.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. dimming to 30% (algae Pause)
Tuesday rainy day lighting throughout the day at 30%
Bioaussenfilter 80 x 40 x 40 cm with 4 chambers
In filters Filter Balls, sintered ceramic tubes and fine filter foam
Eheim compact 2000
Other equipment:
Flow reactor (see photo)
2 kg Co2 bottle
300 Watt Jäger heater in the filter tank
Heating and CO2 addition are controlled (via a daughter card) with the ProfiLux II
Co² Reaktor
Durchflussarmatur mit ph-Elektrode Marke Eigenbau
GHL Computer mit Schaltsteckdosenleiste
Filterbecken mit 10kg Co² Flasche und Schläuchen fürs Wasswewechseln
40 Paracheirodon axelrodi (Red Neon)
10 Otocinclus affinis (ear grating catfish)
2 Platydoras costatus (Striped Raphael Catfish)
1 Pimelodus pictus (angel catfish) (does not have any Neons eaten)
16 Hemigrammus bleheri (Rummy)
1 Rineloricaria fallax (whiptail catfish)
1/1 Pterophyllum scalare (scalar)
Water parameters:
Water change every two weeks 35%
Mixture of tap water, reverse osmosis water and peat water
Temp: 25 degrees, at night 23 degrees
pH: 6.8
Kh: 4
GH: 5
NO2: 0.0
NH4: 0
O2: 8
Conductance: 265
NO3: 0.5
PO4: 0
Fe: 0.1
CO2: 25

Measured with JBL droplet test and conductivity meter
JBL GranoMix mini
JBL Grana Discus (for catfishes)
JBL Novo Tab
Sera vipan
Sera vipagran
Sera san
Tetra TabiMin
Tetra PlecoMin
Tetra WaferMix
Dennerle Algae Futterbläter for catfish

Frozen Food:
White and black muelas
from time to time alive
Further information:
Fertilize after the Dennerle system