I solved the splashing problem by cutting airline tubing in 3" pieces and putting them in the holes in the spray bar making he other end sit in the water. Adjusted my CO2
setup to use a bubble ladder since the diffuser wasnt doing a very good job at diffusing the CO2
. Finally, got my pH to drop to ~6.8 and my KH
is still at 5. I also changed out my lights to two 6700k bulbs. Now I'm debating whether I should tear my setup apart and start all over again since I'm having problems with what I think is staghorn algae (Pics Below). What do you guys think? The picture in the first post is actually one that I found on the web that looks like mine. My setup has been running for about 9 months and haven't really gotten serious with it until now.