Thank you for mentioning that, it is costing me money for these Tetra things. I will definitely check my alternatives for this HOB
. I appreicate your comments.
I definitely used up too much carbon for the stu-pid powerhead attachment idea that I came up with
I spent 4 small bags of it just for that idea and you really don't need that much quantity in there.
Stand is also a big part of my mistake. I went cheap on my fish stand and went to Ikea. I found a coffee table-type stand. I took it since it is less than half the price of a 55G stand. Now, I wanted to venture into the sump-refugium filtration system but I couldn't because of this stand:
I learned a valuable lesson about setting up tanks. Not only should you look for good deals, you have to think long run all the time.
Anyways, thanks again for your advice.