A few updates
The return pump failed after 2 years of use and I switched to a bigger version. From 7500 to 9000 lit/hr.
There is a significant change in water clarity now. Almost crystal clear:)
A video taken this morning just after the lights were turned on.https://youtu.be/f6ZfaBckCns
Removed the refugium section from the sump. Removed the baffles substrate and plants I had in there.. to make a big chamber(twice as big) for the return pump. Now i don't need to top off water between water changes. Less maintenance.
I had the tank temperature at above 30°C for nearly 8 months.. because of the hot summer and then continued intentionally for the young discus. So the plants took a big hit. No new growth during this period and the moss is almost gone. Plants are really thinned out.
Now the tank temperature is at 28 to 29°C since a week and finally new growth has started.
My fire eel is finally getting bolder after nearly 7 months in the tank. Roams out in the open when I feed blood worms. Earlier I only saw it once a month if I was lucky. It grew 1 to 2"https://youtu.be/b02pNMCnPlM
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