My first experience in aquarium

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Here's my little 40 lt in function! First I would like to make a premise: this was my first aquarium. If you think that "small" is synonymous with minor problems, probably at you're wrong. I'm not saying to start with tanks of 200 liters and above, but very often - for a beginner - being able to check the values of a tank so 'little thing is not the most' simple world. Precisely because of the small size, all variables  in play  a change in inertia less than a tank of larger size and, therefore, more 'slow', with small tanks you can find in situations problems in turn (also) a few hours if you make a mistake: all this then, often affects the health of our young guests, and this is the first failure, disappointment and unfortunately leave! The aquarium in question was set up in 2001 using funds Akadama and substrate fertile always the same type. The lighting, initially consisting of a fluorescent tube 15W, was doubled by replacing the tubes with 2 Philips TLD 860-845 to be turned about 10 hours a day. Given the small size of the pool during the summer I have great difficulty in maintaining the water temperature below acceptable values. And 'this one impiantino for the release of CO2, which pays about 6 bubbles / min. The filtration system originally internal, and 'was replaced with an external filter 100 that Askoll Pratiko and' be very effective, but with a pump flow rate too high for the small size of the aquarium. The plants that I put in this pool have been many and of many kinds. In particular wendty Cryptocoryne, Anubias barteri var. dwarf Higrophyla Polysperma pink Limnophylla. I also tried to insert a Althernanthera Rosaefolia, but the plant has 'dissolved' after 2 weeks ... because lack of light, iron, and the presence of very high temperature (summer). These are the values of water pH: 7.5 kh 2 GH: 6 NO3: 12.5 mg / L NO2: 0 PO4: 0.2 Due to the high presence of fish, nitrogen compounds were not always kept under control, even though I've never had problems with the development of algae of all types and kinds. Fish included are: Petitella georgiae (3) Corydoras aeneus (2) Neon (9) Crossochelius siamensis (1) Ancystrus (1). Here at hand, a particular plant Aquila for the release of CO2 diffuser bell glass always eagles. The release is interrupted during the night (no light) through a valve placed on the pipe under pressure, controlled by the same timer that controls the on / off the lamps. If you need information you can write me here: mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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