a quick update, ive been cycling the tank for a few days and its getting there. I shook all the bio media from my other tanks
I have never changed the gravel in my tank (almost 25 years) since my move. When I first started, I added laterite then just put ordinary gravel over
IMO it maybe too much for a 10gal. Your flow maybe low because of the length of the hoses. If you cut/shorten the hoses I am sure the flow rate would
It would probably work, but to be safe I'd find a spare intake cap and see if you can put it on the output. If you can't then the flow is more than it
Oh and Byron, I think I failed to mention that the 'emperor' is in fact a phantom... yet another blunder.... sheesh.