i'm going to keep this entry pretty short and self explanatory seeing as i have already taken up a lot with something i've changed up anyway. the only thing that has changed from day one, is the following:
- instead of the red sea nano filter, i now use an aquaclear 20 that i added a piece of vinyl tubing to the intake, to better chop up some co2.
- instead of the aquasoil, i am now using fluorite black.
i took the advice of badmatt
and attempted to clean up the silicone on the front some. we will all have our opinion on it, but hey! i'm satisfied!
i just wanted to include how the heater was placed in the aquarium. no big secret, but nice to know.
filling the tank slowly with airline tubing.
so as i mentioned in my second post, my original idea for a foreground was glosso. i couldn't find a member who had any, but i found someone with some UG, so i decided to go for that. my idea for the HC was to be right where it is - on top of the driftwood in hopes that it would creep down and create a nice flowing look. since i was given a decent amount of HC, i decided to go ahead and plant a little in the very front of the tank and see how it goes. depending on how the UG looks when it arrives, i will use it in the middle of and center rear of the tank. if it doesn't look good, i will just toss it and go with a full HC carpet.
as far as the fluorite goes, i LOVE it. very, very easy to plant in, and rinses extremely easy. what i did was fill up the tank with the amount i needed, then put that into a bucket and went at it. i think i filled it up, swished it around at most 6 times, and i had completely clear water. fluorite rocks!