Juwel Rio 180

Juwel Rio 180



Eheim 2180 and UV
Eheim 2180 and the UV sterilizer.

Cooling fan Cooler master

Aquarium: Juwel Rio 180
External filter: Ekstern Eheim 2180
UV: Aqua Medic Helix UV 36W
Lightning: T5 juwel

The filtration is extremely good. The Eheim 2180 is a perfect build product. I only miss the function to be able to connect it to my computer so I can have a different flow on the night than during the day. And it should have an opportunity to keep the water at a constant temperature. The 2180 have a built-in thermo heater. But since the UV and the lightning is producing so much heat the internal heater is never in use. It is configured to give 22C, but the temperature is always 26-31C. It should have an internal cooler for the water.
I recently connected a fan as you see on the picture. This keeps the temperature below 30C on the hottest days. It turns on at 23:00 and turns off 12:00. This will drop the temperature from 30C to 22C during the night. The negative is that I need to refill 2L water each morning. I would like everything to be automatic. When I move to a bigger place I will build a complete automatic water-change system that will keep the temperatur and water level perfect. The moonlight turns turns on automatically from 10:00-12:00 in the morning and 22:00-00:00 on the night. The main light is also automatic and turns on 12:00-22:00. The food dispenser from Juwel (at the top of the aquarium) is also automatic and give the fished food at 14:00 and 18:00.

1 Ancistrus Ancistrus sp. ´oppdrettvariant´
2 Ancistrus sp. L144
2 Rubingurami Colisa lalia
3 Crossocheilus siamensis
4 Kardinaltetra Paracheirodon axelrodi
12 Neontetra Paracheirodon innesi
6 Guppy Poecilia reticulata
2 Trichogaster leerii
3 Platy Xiphophorus maculatus

10 Neocaridina heteropoda ´red´
5 Neocaridina heteropoda ´sakura´


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