So I have been heavily dosing ferts for a couple days now. Things are really starting to look better! I'm gonna do a large water change in a couple days and then begin my regular EI dosing schedule.
I received my glass CO2 diffusers in the mail today. I originally received drop checkers on accident. I contacted the seller, a tpt member, who was apologetic and immediately sent out the diffusers, top notch guy!
So I set up a DIY co2 using a 2L soda bottle, a 32oz gatorade bottle & some air tubing. I had this same set up on another tank with pretty good success. So I reused the tops that I had already drilled and sealed in the tubing with marine silicone. I've mixed up sugar water and yeast in the 2L bottle. The Gatorade bottle is pretty much just an overflow bottle, used for precautionary measures. The co2 then flows into the tank and through the diffuser.
By no means is this an ideal set up for a tank of this size, but it will probably work for now.
This was right after I hooked it all up, so no co2 flowing through yet.