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One if my 3 new bristle nose pleco
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Right side of tank with black skirts & cardinals showing off for the cameras. Can't get the cories out with the lights on
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Left side of tank with a bank of bolbitis

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So, when I installed the new Odyssey CF500, I put a plastic bag around it just in case. When I checked on it this afternoon, it was a good thing I did. Apparently, I didn't get the quick connect heads down tight all the way. I had a couple gallons of water in the bag. Have corrected the issue & further tightened the edge bolts, double-bagged it & have it running again.

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Tank as of today. A few judicious additions, a few minor plant rearrangements & a recent major trim & replant. Next project is developing a corral for the floaters so they stay where the light for them is & provide the filtered light needed for the plants below. 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!

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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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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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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! :cool:

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The tank looks great. I'm also originally from Michigan (moved to Connecticut last year).
 

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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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... 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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