Agridion wrote:cantrell00 wrote:
Nice overflow! I see you have also a backup canister? What substrate are you using to keep those plants alive?
Yeah.. I added a Magnum 350 because objects floating in the tank ALWAYS seem to stay suspended & never seem to make it to the overflow. That is the only negative that I see with the glass-holes overflow. The positive is they don't take any room. The large Aqueon megaflow overflows do a much better job of sucking lower & intermediate detritus that is suspended. There is always a trade off somewhere it seems.
Nothing special on the plants. Just pool filter sand. As for the type of plants, they are all different types of Swords. They have only been in there for a few weeks but seem to be doing really well & miraculously, the fish aren't eating or uprooting them. Well, yet.
I feed them a iron rich fertilizer every water change. 200 watts of 10K bulbs from 12-9 PM, 7 days a week. That may actually be too long of light duration. I am noticing some black hair algae starting to spread.