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Description of the aquarium:
Lake Malawi
Tank size:
80x80x50 = 320 liters ~ 84 gallons (us)
Specific features:
-Sonderanfertigung From 8mm white glass.
-Selbstgebauter Cabinet made of 19mm chipboard.
-1cm Strong sleeping pad as a base of the aquarium.
-Styroporplatten To protect the bottom disk
-The Filter is located in an extra closet
Aquarium mit Plexiglasscheiben
alte Einrichtung (2008)
alte Einrichtung (2008)
ein Teil der Meute
Aquarium decoration:
-feiner beige quartz sand, depending on the location 5-7cm high
Special features of the facility:
ca 40kg and 50kg Slate Basalt from the Taunus (weight I can only guess)
Einblich von hinten links
Einblick von hinten links
Der Steinaufbau
Aquarium equipment:
-Aufsatzleuchte With 2x 36w Daylightröhren. But turned only one since my lighting was too bright and the fish also need shadow zones.
Is illuminated from 11: 30-22: 00 clock.
Tetra Tec EX1200 with 1200l / h flow, 12l filter volume and Diffusorausströmer.
This filter is equipped with fine and coarse filter sponges, clay pipes, filters balls plastic and zeolite.
Other equipment:
Tetra Tec HT200 heater 200Watt
-Tunze 6025 2500 l / h
Tetratec EX1200. Für den Filter habe ich einen extra Schrank angefertigt damit der
Aufsatzleuchte 2x36Watt
-Melanochromis Cyaneorhabdos WFNZ 3/5/4
-Pseudotropheus Saulosi 3/5

After much back and forth I have now but decided a second style to enforce. Pseudotropheus saulosi seemed like a good choice, since they remain quite small and a good contrast (especially the females) form to the Melanochromis.
Pseudotropheus Elongatus Mpanga Bock (noch im alten Aquarium)
Pseudotropheus elongatus Mpanga (noch im alten Aquarium)
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
kleiner Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Bock
Besatz im Aquarium Mbunabecken
Pseudotropheus elongatus mpanga Bock (lebt nicht mehr)
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Männchen und Pseudotropheus sp. Polit Weibchen
zwei Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Männchen
die kurzen Rangordnungskämpfe gehören bei den Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos zur Tagesordnung.
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos beim Zerkauen der Spirulinatablette
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Weibchen
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Männchen und Weibchen
junger Pseudotropheus sp. Polit Bock
Water parameters:
-Temperature: 25-26 ° C
Nitrite: -
Nitrates: 15 mg / l
NH 4: -
NH 3: -
PH: 8.0-8.2
GH: 15
KH: 12
Flake food several times a day in very small quantities
-Tropical Malawi (staple food)
-Tropical Spirulina forte (staple food)
-1-2x Weekly adhesion tablet (Sera Spirulina Tabs) to graze on the disc
-2x Weekly vegetables
-any two weeks live food (Artemia or very small Bachflohkrebse)

While the food supply may seem somewhat abwechslungsarm, but is specifically tailored to Mbunas. After I've had bad experiences with carnal food (fatty degeneration, overgrowth) I renounce now almost completely on this type of feed.
Incidentally, Mbunas feed in Lake Malawi, too exclusively from the nursery of the rocks and there is also not a big variety. Is offered As but also occur microorganisms in the nursery also something meaty foods.
Further information:
-Wasserwechsel 2x a week 60 liters.
Filter is cleaned 1x per year.