I put a cup of sugar, 1/2 Tsp red star yeast and a pinch of baking soda and the hagen is cranking out the bubbles now! I'm getting one every six seconds vs the
2 every minute with the packets that came with the thing. I will move that tube down to the bottom of the ladder also for better diffusion.
I threw in those cheap stems until I can get the tank established then maybe I will try some moss next.
My suicidal White Cload croaked this morning after the third time going thru the filter. I should have put that net around the intake sooner I guess. The other three I have are larger and don't have that problem. I will have to make sure the ones I buy in the future are bigger.
So far it has been fun forging ahead into the unkown.