Good news. AquaForestAquarium emailed me a return label and they have also mailed the correct mat which should be arriving soon. These guys are awesome and work very fast, especially when it comes to correcting a mistake.
The turnaround time by AquaForestAquarium was great. They normally ship parcel post but they sent out my replacement mat through Priority Mail so I received it in 2 days. They didn't even wait for me to ship back the incorrect one which was nice. Highly recommend these guys.
How's the Fissidens working out in the new tank so far?
So far so good....it actually looks perfectly green and healthy. I have been leaving the CFL lighbulb on it overnight and then a few hours after work. My LED lights should be coming tomorrow so I'll take some pics once installed.
I did a 10 ml hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of water dip....the fissidens was not affected. All the scuds and snails dropped off after 10 minutes. I didn't realize how many scuds were actually hiding in there since I washed it out pretty precisely.
Some goodies arrived today.....RAY 2 LED Light, low PH kit and purigen bag which will be installed next time I clean the filter (should be a few months). The PH is hovering around 5.2-5.4 (a bit low but I'll run with it).
Here are some random pics I shot with my iphone once the RAY 2 has been installed:
absolutely going RayII! My 20g high aquarium currently runs (3) 26w cfls at the moment... it was a temp solution that is going on 8 months now. Other things like CO2 equipment, new tanks, new filters and other things keep derailing me on getting these lights sorted out. This hobby is the real money pit... not the house
Purchased yet another item out of sheer boredom. I couldn't justify paying 100+ dollars for ADA lily pipes so I went with knockoffs from Asia. Should be here in 2 weeks but I am unsure of the quality so I'll eventually review it on here. The green tubes from my Eheim were starting to bother me so these knockoffs will be a huge improvement.