Special features of the facility:
ca 40kg and 50kg Slate Basalt from the Taunus (weight I can only guess)
-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.
Tetra Tec HT200 heater 200Watt
-Tunze 6025 2500 l / h
-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.
-Temperature: 25-26 ° C
Nitrates: 15 mg / l
NH 4: -
NH 3: -
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.
-Wasserwechsel 2x a week 60 liters.
Filter is cleaned 1x per year.