Well, it's time to fill it with water. Here it is and everything seems to be going great.
You can see I really need to exchange out the old return lines. But for now, they'll do. I either need to get new flex lines and end fittings (and make the one on the right longer, to reach the left side of the sump) OR, I'll need to get pvc
and do it that way. Does it matter which way? I'm guessing the pvc
is safer, since the flex lines could split or leak over time?
Here's how it looks after running for an hour or so:
I looked at the tank, and you know what? I really have wanted to change the aqua-scaping for some time. So why not now, since the tank is already cloudy? In this photo above, I actually had the LR
in the 'middle' of the tank from front to back, so I could get plenty of flow in the back, and so I can scrape the back glass.
Well guess what- I don't care to scrape the back glass anymore, I'll just let the coraline grow. Plus, I want some extra depth to the tank in the front, if I move the LR
to the back of the tank. So here we go...I think it even looks like I've added LR
, when I haven't! There are plenty of tunnels, holes, etc. for fish to go in and out of: