Well it is finally here. It has been a long process, I originally ordered an ADA set up through the only Canadian dealer(RIP) but it fell through and got this one made by a local aquarium store. I think the builder did a solid job on the stand and the starfire glass looks great. It has taken me almost 8 months to accumulate the equipment for this set up as it was very costly but i wanted to get it right the first time (so I thought).
The dimensions are 36*18*18, 50 gallon.
Tek lighting T5 HO, 4*39 watts.
5lb CO2 diffused with a DIY PVC inline.
Calaqua Lab Lilly pipes and drop checker.
ADA Amazonia Soil and Power Sand.
Inline 200 watt hydor heater.
Eheim classic 2215
Right now Have Flow issues:
I've hooked up the plumbing for a test run and yuk. The flow rate of the 2215 was sub par hooked up alone and now with everything inline, its cut in half. So what do i do????
- Put a pump inline after the cansiter
- Get a larger filter 2217, but i can already tell that flow rate will still be low for the entire tank, and the lilly pipes are for 1/2 inch both ways and 2217 has 5/8 on intake yuk.
-ditch the reactor for a glass diffuser and add a power head in the tank for flow(last last resort, as i bought all that glass to hide equipment)
I'm feeling discouraged by these issues. I want to get started on the scape.
Any insight on the flow related issues would be great