Filled the tank last Thursday and finally put some fish in to start up the cycle earlier this morning, I grabbed 6 little glowlight and tetras and they're quite neat to watch. I'm now realizing the paranoia and uneasiness that comes with setting up a planted tank, it's always sitting at the back of my head. Right now what I'm trying come up with a solution for is my filter, the flow is too much!! I was thinking of either poking more holes in the output line to maybe decrease the pressure and therefore the flow, or finding an Eheim spliter to have more than one output and maybe decrease the flow. If anyone's got any suggestions for that it would be great. The powerful flow is causing a little bit of a whole in the front line of the substrate due to the water coming down the glass an crashing against the bottom. Also the fish are having a tough time getting from one side of the tank to the other, every time they swim by the front they get pushed by the flow.
Otherwise the growth of the HC after I submerged it is great, a few got uprooted so I took some hooks to hold them down, just waiting for them to root before I take the hooks out. The parviflorous swords are looking good but the Ambulia seems to be losing some of it's disc like flowerings that ring out all the way up, not sure if it's the Eheim flow doing that as well or what.
I should have cleaned it up a little and changed a little of the water before I took these pictures but I'm off to work now so enjoy
Any feedback is encouraged, want to know what I'm doing wrong/right?
The driftwood is a tiny bit loose in the ground cause part of the sinking rock isn't fully underneath the substrate. Makes me uneasy but not much to do.
Really like the look of these bad boys
Aquatek mini CO2 regultar is working well with no complaints. Powerful Eheim :/ A MESS of wires I should probably clean