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Description of the aquarium:
Category:
Community tanks
Tank size:
200 x 80 x 65 = 1000 liters ~ 264 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Cabinet and light box are complete DIY.
The light box is made of waterproof bonded plywood. It is hinged to the wall, just to the front window of the pelvis, and can be folded up and find over the entire width (2.40 mtr.).
Thus, an optimum access is guaranteed to Beck inside.
The basin itself is covered with 4 individual glass panes in order to prevent an excessive evaporation.
To feed the cover does not need to be raised, as appropriate holes in the lid and the slices are.
The side panels can be removed individually to better as socket and Co to get 2 bottle to the technology behind it.
The cabinet consists of superimposed mounted Meranti squared timbers 8 x 10 cm.
The pool itself is located on a 22 mm thick screen printing plate which is screwed to the substructure.
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel:
Gravel with 3 to 5 mm grain size of about 6 to 8 cm is high in the pelvis.
Under the gravel 25 kg Deponit mix of Dennerle was introduced during the initial setup.
Plants:
Amazon Sword Plants - Echinodorus Green ocelot
Anubias heterophylla Anubias Speerblatt and barteri var. Nana Dwarf Peer sheet
Cryptocoryne wendtii (brown water cup)
Special features of the facility:
2 large roots (mangrove wood) are overgrown by Anubias, lava, stone wood, coconut shell, Back to Nature backplane
Aquarium equipment:
Lighting:
2 light bars of Luxor with 2 x 80 watt T5 tubes
2 tubes of Giesemann Powerchrome Midday
2 tubes of Giesemann Powerchrome Aquaflora
Luxor digital control

Sunrise 8.30 clock. From 10.00 clock lighting.
From 12.00 to 15.00 clock cloud simulation, (max.25% light intensity).
Then again lighting and from 20.00 to 22.30 clock clock continuos reduction to moonlight (3% light). 00.00 clock from everything.
Filtration:
Biofilter - behind the built-in Back to Nature backplane with 200 liters consisting of small foam cubes.
The pump is flushed out of a sponge every 2 months in the first chamber on the intake manifold.
Further purification does not take place.

Pump - Eheim 1800 liters per hour, of which approximately 50% is pumped through the Bio Flilter behind the rear wall.
50% go directly into the pool to generate a surface and soil flow.
Other equipment:
Dennerle Duomat Evolution floor heating De Luxe with 10 meters and heating cables
300 Watt heater rod behind the rear wall.
The heating cable is on the bottom plate selectively bonded as the supplied suction cups turned out to be not suitable.

Co 2 system from Dennerle with 10 kilo bottle, overnight shutdown,
PH Controller Evolution de Luxe,
Stocking:
2 Scalare, (Pterophyllum scalare)
12 Five belt barbel (Barbus pentazona)
10 Goldflossensalmler (Hemigrammus ulreyi)
2 yellow gouramis (Trichogaster trichopterus gold)
2 mosaic gouramis (Trichogaster leerii)
6 loach Botia kubotai 2 each, 2 Botia striata, 2 Botia lohachata
1 Feurschwanzfransenlipper (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
3 Siamese sucking loaches, (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) - one as golden breeding form
2 Frying catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)
5 Rainbow Fish (Melanotaenia boesemani)
5 Rainbow Fish (Glossolepis incisus)
1 Elfen Wels (Acanthicus adonis)
1 Dotted signs Wels. (Hypostomus punctatus)
Water parameters:
Total hardness 10 ° dH
Carbonate hardness 4 °
PH value 6.85
No3 (nitrate) = 15
NO2 (nitrite) = 0.0

Water is changed every 2 weeks.
It werdenca. 300 liters, of which 50% hot tap water mixed with hardness 20 ° dH and 50% cold rainwater from a cistern with two garden hoses and into pools.
This results in an ideal water hardness and temperature.

Water temperature 25.5 degrees. In the summer increased by the heat of the T 5 tubes
the temperature sometimes even up to 28 ° Celsius
Feeding:
Daily feeding with: flake food, catfish tablets and granulated food.
Tetra Min flaked feed of Tropical Discus Gran and Green Algae Wafers and
JBL Novo Bel and Novo Pleco.

1 times per week: Frozen bloodworms, daphnia and Artemia, everything turns.
Further information:
Throughout the basin, no technology is visible.
Ph probe and pump are mounted behind the rear wall.
The addition of CO 2 is also carried out behind the rear wall on the bottom flow.