You still might try to run your CO2 through a dedicated pump other the your filter. It might be less stressful for the bacteria in the filter. In the diagram you have of your CO2 set up just replace the filter with a pump and run your filter separately without any CO2. Keeping O2 levels up is as important as any CO2 levels. They are independent from one another and with your high water temperature dissolved oxygen could be a real issue.shoggoth43 said:The prefilters get cleaned on the water change days.
Steven;48324 said:I'm using a JBL CristalProfi e1500 canister filter (1500L/H)...
Maybe this picture diagram will help
You would have a pre-filter on the intake and the pump might be better off down stream from the reactor under the cabinet with the return running back to the tank. Split it into two lines and you can run your CO2 to two areas of the tank.scottward;47136 said:I purchased a seperate external pump (an Aqua Medic Ocean Runner OR-2500). As this is an external pump I simply mounted it underneath my cabinet right next to the AM1000 and have a good constant flow through the AM1000 at all times. Works great!