The plants got burned (all except the rotala that I had in my high light 91L ) from the sun, but they are starting to recover. I needed a larger pump than the ~120 GPH pump that I have in there (I had it kicking up dust in a closet), so I ordered this ginormous dual koralia knockoff made by sunsun haha http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6#ht_682wt_736
3200 GPH should be enough The zebra danios should like it haha. If it's too much, I can always put a brick in front of it to impede the flow some.
Question, though: should I put the pump pointed straight down the middle to make a more mixed flow, or down one side so that the water will circulate in a vortex? Or maybe on the bottom pointed straight up at the surface to make plenty of ripples?
Cool stuff, hydro! I got the rubbermaid version of that trough you linked. It's not as pretty as yours (and a bit smaller), but they had them locally for about $85, so I got it. Plus it's half buried in the ground, and the upper half has rocks around it (should look good when I get these little succulent vines growing all over it to fill in the gaps in the rocks, these things grow like weeds around here, no idea what they are called) I think that the zebra danios will love the 32.5x turnover in the pond It got cold quick here too. Should warm up in a couple of days, though. Hopefully the ~25 danios I have in the tank to get things going biologically will make it through 50 degree water for a couple of days. :
Yeah, that's why I labored for 2 hours digging that hole and leveling it haha. It was a chore, for sure, but at least I know that the temps won't fluctuate as much, like you said.
And yeah, they are sedums. That name sounds familiar, and a quick google search shows that you are right.
I'm pretty pumped about this powerhead. More than I should be, considering it's a powerhead, but the thought of a dual propeller pump that pushes 3250 GPH in a 100 gallon tank just sounds like too much fun
Good thing they ship priority.
12,000 LPH/ 3200 GPH Sunsun powerhead. Feels pretty solid, though the plastic is a little less heavy than my koralias, you can't beat $30 shipped priority for that much flow. It works great (uploading more pics), and I'll probably buy these for my other tanks if I ever need to (the less powerful models instead of koralias. Koralia has great quality, and even though the plastic is a little less rigid than koralias, you can't beat the price. It also came with ball joint- like adjustable flow directors.
I give it
Sunsun is mostly ebay, from what I can tell. I can't speak for the longevity of their products, but they are cheap, and seem to work fine. They just might not last as long as brands like eheim, koralia, rena, etc.