oh i forgot to mention that there's an aquaclear 20 powerhead in the tank too with a sponge on it. but i will probably pull it up and put the sponge on the cascade's intake pipe. i want to add a lot of plants to the tank. maybe add more light to the tank as well.
thanks daisy mae on the idea for the test kit. i was thinking the same myself to keep track of parameters.
yeah, i agree raymond. i may separate the hair grass into smaller clumps. i bought some fertilizers, kent pro-plant and kent iron+manganese. the filter is old and when i moved i pitched the foam, including the black bio foam sponge they gave. just setup the tank so i figure i would just buy some foam at the store that looks porous and stuff, like the manufacturer's. i'm cheap lol.