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Old 09-27-2012, 12:12 PM   #20
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Quick update:

Couldn't resist, added 2 fancy guppies. May still go with adding shrimp later on. The wood is still leaching tannins but not as much and I've been doing 50% WC 2x a week to help with water clarity.


Some of my crypts melted but have noticed new growth!

Here's my replacement filter:

and added some extra media (the bio max from an established filter):

I cut a 7" x 7" square of the blue bonded pad I bought from petsmart. What I noticed from using the stock filter, you can't really put your water level higher than the height of the filter, otherwise you will get bypass.

I measured my cut and this allows me to have my water line a little higher with no bypass and also helps the output flow less turbulent.
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120

Last edited by tiggity; 09-27-2012 at 12:17 PM.. Reason: edits
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