The flow on the opposite side is minimal. Ive got the AC50 on its lowest setting...Im sure I could turn it up and get some more movement but Ive got a Hagen Elite mini filter on the opposite side for co2, and that helps send the water on the right back to the left.
Without the mini, I think it would be alright if I put the flowrate on the AC50 up.
No...i threw 2 capfulls in there at once and it killed it...Before that I was just using 1 to try to kill it... and it just laughed in my face. Figured Id throw up some photos of the tank tonite. Ive stopped fertilizing it the past two weeks only because the blyxa is beginning to take over. Was interested to see if the BBA would pop back without the ferts but not a sign of BBA.
There is, however, still crap all over my rocks...I thought it was BBA, but its not...just some kind of surface crud. Im thinking about taking them out and boiling them until they're back to their original grey color.
I also tried to add those borders on the photos like all the cool photographers on here do
Now, Ive been thinking what am I going to do with all of this blyxa that Im going to hack out? I had a gift certificate to a LFS...this was before the dollar a gallon sale... Went and picked up a 5.5 and de-rimmed it. Im planning on doing it as a shrimp tank and putting some blyxa in there.
Before I go filling it up im trying to decide where I should put it...Should i put it in the back right corner, the front right corner or right in the middle like it is now. Not sure what looks more pleasing to my eye. I feel like putting it right in the middle of the top would look awkward?
What do you have the vertical portion of the conduit attached to to secure it? I have all the bits to make this same setup at home, but I am unsure how to make it secure so it won't topple over something I didn't take into account when piecing this together tonight at Home Depot.
Well I suppose its about time for an update on this journey. Ive been pretty pleased with it, aside from me getting lazy with DIY co2 and my HC dying back...I didnt realize how much I had lost until I looked at my last update on this thread.
2 weeks ago I set up the DIY paintball co2 system (Jaggedfury is the man) and my HC has definitely rebounded since then. I love it. Love love that damn paintball tank. I smile every time I look at it. I also took out quite a few Blyxa on the left and right side to sell...which ended up getting lost in the mail.
And today, I decided it was finally time for what i've been dreading for a while....clean those cruddy rocks up, but I gave it a go. Boiled and scrubbed. Dont know why the pictures came out kindof dark, but thats that.
First, before cleaning...
And my favorite thing about this tank...the paintball co2. I love DIY.
I appreciate all the help you guys give in these forums. Take care guys.