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Old 01-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #61
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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.


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Old 01-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #62
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My tank as of today. Will be replacing the plants in the back right with Crinium & Crypt balansae when they arrive, thanks to Gordon Richards. I feel a big RAOK coming on!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #63
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #64
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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.
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Also cleaned out my CFS500 for the first time since installing 2 months ago. Relatively painless & back to work within 15 minutes.


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It looks fantastic!! It's like, a deep jungle on one side, then opens up to a lovely glade on the other side.
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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.
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How did you corral those floaters?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #68
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How did you corral those floaters?
Air tubing with a knot tied on each end so it floats. One end anchored in a planter on the back of the tank, the other end with a thread tied around it & tied by the front of my light
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Some shots from today - black skirts & cardinals
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Baby sword pearling (don't remember which kind - I have 5 different types)
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Air tubing with a knot tied on each end so it floats. One end anchored in a planter on the back of the tank, the other end with a thread tied around it & tied by the front of my light
Interesting idea!

Love the progression of your plantings
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Interesting idea!

Love the progression of your plantings
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.

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I'll trade you two cases of beer for the tank? Double your original investment

Welcome. Nicely done!!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:21 PM   #74
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I'll trade you two cases of beer for the tank? Double your original investment

Welcome. Nicely done!!!
LOL! Thanks for the offer & the welcome. I think I'll keep playing with it for a while longer. Got a bit more than a couple cases worth in it now. :beer:

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