Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Well first if those are regular swords they will get as tall as the tank so right up against the front glass might not work after they grow out a bit. How long that will take I don't have the exp to say.
Duration of the light is the main growing power of algae. But you didn't mention what light you had or what that other pump is besides the Fluval or HOB.
Obviously putting the grass right in front of the outlet for the water is causing an issue
for it. But it will grow in the direction of the light so why can't you just move it forward
a bit to let the water pass behind it ?
It is a personal choice type of thing but I would use one of those pumps. An HOB
dropping down in a convetional fashion on one end with the Hydor on the other end is plenty...but the personal choice thing does apply still.
Considerig how tall the tank is a Crypt Balanees woul look nice in there.
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...