5 Day update pic:
Don't mind the micro bubbles my CO2 regulator somehow jumped while I was at work and was running a bubble or two over a second. Luckily there are only plants in there, so I'll have to figure this out prior to stocking it with fauna. The plant's are not complaining though
And I also need to find a smaller ceramic diffuser that actually comes with suction cups or a glass curved tube to hang it. The only thing I've changed is that I added more cuttings of Pogostemon Helferi up front.
But before I got home I went out to another LFS today in the hunt for some Cryptocoryne Parva to start growing out in the Viv. Since I know the owner I ended up leaving with more... I ended up getting a pot of Parva, some nerites (going into the viv till the tank cycles and CO2 regulation is fixed) and he pulled some MTS for me. Then I stumbled upon something...
It happened to be a kit. I didn't really have an interest in the light and HOB filter, but he gave me a friend/former LFS employee at another old store discount. The HOB I might use for shrimp in one of these rather than adding another canister. After some thoughts and previous hunts for a Current Satellite FW+ I'm thinking of grabbing a third cube and running the 24" system over all 3 side by side, unless someone can convince me to go Finnex.
Oh, I also grabbed this while I was there...
I'm debating whether or not to go with another Eco-Complete setup or MGOPS with a coarse light/tan pool filter cap. With the wood I'd like to attach some of the Anubias Nana Petite's I have since I have over a dozen in the viv, with some trident or needle java fern in the middle back and a foreground of Utricularia Graminifolia. Thoughts or ideas? I have some of the pool filter sand in a bag somewhere, I'll take some shots of it once I find it.