Sort of the bible for CFS500 is CWO4Gunner's review and modification thread. I read a bit of it and toward the end there's a suggestion to put the filter on a timer for a periodic shutdown to allow air that accumulates from cavitation to escape. See page 25, post #248. Maybe that's got something to do with your issue?
Could be! Thanks! I read through some of it but got out off by the bickering in the thread. I'll read through it again to see what else I missed. Otherwise, it's doing a great job for me.
MAJOR rescape this weekend with some good RAOK. Floaters are corralled, swords have light & room. Crypts & Crinum made it through a 10 day ship in freezing cold & are starting to take off. One of my swords just bloomed & has a baby hanging at the top of the tank. Will look better when everything grows in but may need to talk to Gordon about more crypt balansae. Here's why it looks like now.
Also cleaned out my CFS500 for the first time since installing 2 months ago. Relatively painless & back to work within 15 minutes.
It looks fantastic!! It's like, a deep jungle on one side, then opens up to a lovely glade on the other side.
Thanks! The floaters do a good job of shading my anubias, bolbitis and java, then I leave the other side open for the stuff that needs more light.
Starting into the journey of making my own fertilizers as of today. Have had the chemicals for a few weeks but have been using up the Flourish comprehensive before I mixed anything up. Can't wait to see how it goes.
Thanks so much! Swords are pearling daily. Replaced the water wisteria in the back right with green cabomba. Now looking for purple cabomba to join it. Just getting over a heavy infestation of slime algae. Thank goodness for hydrogen peroxide & Metricide. BN plecos are filling up with the dead algae - wouldn't touch it when it was trying to take over.