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Old 12-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #46
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Stems will be phased out as echinodorus grow up but serve a purpose now. Will be adding a bit more light to the right. Am dosing with a small dose of excel daily & comprehensive every other day. Looking at getting dry ferts & mixing my own after some research here.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #47
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If its anything like my Aquatop CF400 then it's leaking at one of the screw down hose collars on the intake line. I had to really reef on mine to get it sealed.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:52 PM   #48
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Thanks! I'll look there first.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #49
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Today's tank - moved the tree a little to the left to get it out if dead center, rearranged the anubias & hygrophilia diformis to bunch them together more effectively, trimmed off a few dead or moss covered branches. Starting to approach my vision for the tank thanks to what I'm learning here!
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Dosing with Seachem Comprehensive & Excel daily. Will be switching to PPS dosing with dry ferts & Metricide 14 when the Seachem supplies are depleted to lower cost. Any suggestions regarding aquascape, lighting, etc gratefully appreciated. Will probably be doing a floater RAOK soon!

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #50
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Tank left front
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:55 PM   #52
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Grr - not letting me add more than 1 picture per post. Tank left front
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:33 PM   #53
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An even better FTS
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The tank looks great. I'm also originally from Michigan (moved to Connecticut last year).
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #55
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The tank looks great. I'm also originally from Michigan (moved to Connecticut last year).
Thanks! I hear Connecticut is beautiful. Closest I've been is MD. Happy New Year!

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:00 AM   #56
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beautiful tank...and for a case of beer! what a deal!
can I suggest you repost a picture of the first day along side of how wonderful it looks today
could be just the tags are out but somehow it looks different! hehehe

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #57
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Thanks, Meganne. As requested - day 1
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Day 1 was all plastic, now is all live plants. It just keeps getting better, the more I learn here. Thank you all!

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #60
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... CFS500 is working great except getting air in from somewhere, which makes it a little noisier than silent. Suggestions, helpful hints or ideas are all greatly appreciated!
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?
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