Well as you can see the Vortech MP10 arrived today and earlier than I expected. What a nice surprise. So in it went and I must say that I'm stunned how quiet it is even at top speed (which by the way is ridiculous
) and no vibrations or getting hot, but at 50% it stirred up a bunch of mulm and detritus that cleaned up my substrate very well. After about 5 minutes, my aquarium substrate is sparkling clean and the ottos and loach started going wild eating like crazy, lol. The Amanos weren't too keen on the high flow so I set it to the "lagoon" mode, which is much more sedate though useful flow in contrast to just the Fluval G6 alone. And of course, you will have to forgive the bubbles, but I didn't feel like unplugging the solenoid just for the pictures (which btw, come courtesy of my iPhone 5, hehehe).
Positioned in pace on the opposite end of the aquarium's outflow, just above my CO2 atomizer:
Here are two shots at 50% speed:
Here you can see an ensuing battle between Amano shrimp and the Loach on Mt. Rainier (the Loach won, and off the Amano went).
Just a quick, misc. shot:
And finally, the CO2 diffusion in action: