My first post should probably be a background information
Tap Water parameters:
ph: 7.6+ (off the scale). Local water chart shows standard ph of 8.3
kh: 5°-6° dkh
gh: 4°-5° dgh
48"L x 19"W x 22"H
ACE HARDWARE pool filter sand
100% Anubia Nana 'Petite's' - 15? plants
Standard 48" T8 fixture? It came with the tank
I have plans to get something else in the future...
CPR overflow going into custom 20 gallon high sump
1. Mechanical (flows under)
2. Bio Media (Flows up and over
3. Return pump - Mag Drive 5 with 1/2"mpt upscaled to 1" PVC piping running back up to opposite side of the tank...
Aquarium temp is set at 84° and aeration is being provided via return pump. The return pump water level is kind of low, kicking bubbles up into the return line. The return nozzle is below water level so the action is similar to an air stone.
I am in the midst of a fishless cycle, so I will post water testing results in the next post...