05-11-2011, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by yodapoolman
Very nice looking tank! I have a 56g column as well and was thinking of switching from my pirate set-up to driftwood and more plants. The set up you have with the plants looks really neat, and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress!
I also just got a canister filter. I noticed you had your heater right next to the intake. Is that typically the best position for it? Mine's right in the middle with the in/out on opposite sides of it.
Thanks!! I've heard that having it close to the intake for the filter helps to disperse the heated water, so I've got my output on the other side of the tank. Whether that actually works or not... who knows lol
Originally Posted by Byron
It takes more than 3 weeks. To me, a few months is "not much time," so don't despair.
I would not cut back on Flourish yet; you have no fish, therefore no natural organics to break down into nutrients. The plants look fine, and no sign of algae issues, so I would maintain the Flourish twice weekly. I'm assuming that is plain gravel substrate.
Awesome, thanks Byron! I've actually got 9 fish in there though, just can't see them in the picture and I haven't posted any of them yet either. There are four neon tetra and five diamond tetra
And you are correct, just plain gravel substrate.