How high are your AH supply lights above the water line?
They're pretty close to the water line although there is a glass top in between the lights and the water. I would estimate about 3" or so. Is this something that you would change? I'm open to suggestions, but unfortunately the stand/canopy doesn't leave a lot of in the way of elbow room.
sorry to hear about your gassed shrimp. im curious to find out if the air pocketing went away in your substrate.. how deep is the substrate anyway? it looks very shallow
btw i really like the hardscape, it gives the tank some depth
Thanks! I'm in love with the hardscape myself, but you're right. The substrate is really shallow. Probably less than an inch up to maybe 3 inches in the back.
The last time I checked the airpocketing is still there. I tried to release a lot of it just by poking some holes in the gravel, but I'm not sure it's helping. I figure it can't be too long til the anaerobes just die off? Still curious if this has happened to anyone else.
I don't think that you're going to win the algae war any time soon before getting a whole lot more plant mass in the tank...
Word. I got some more HC from plantedrandall - seriously beatiful plants, by the way - and have put some down. I also just ordered some anubias and narrow leaf java fern to put in that central hub where the rocks and wood come together. Tonight I'll add some crypts that I've got growing elsewhere to border the rocks.
Interestingly, I also have yet to observe any pearling. I added a little K2SO4 to try and pick up some of the nitrate (and the potassium for that matter). We'll see how that goes.
Sedona series ..huh..I will try to look them up..I just love the two drawers on top it gives it the warm feel of furniture and that wood looks great too! Im in love with that stand, cant get over it..lol
As promised...whole stand picture.
And the customary FTS...
As always...comments, critiques, etc. are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for looking!