saltedbytes CADE Reef S2 1500 Build

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Ha, are we the same person? I had the same issue with my GW skimmer and am now finding the same issue with my CADE main drain. Do you have an update/resolution? With any water movement from the power heads it’s impossible to tune without either sucking in air, or gurgling water down the emergency. Plus the water level sits higher than the gauge window on the side of the weir….. what’s the point?

R.e. Customer service, yeah, that seems to be the go in Australia with all USA brands. Have had major issues with several and associated distributor. We don’t get customer service in Australia ;Hilarious
Hey - I'm in Brisbane too :)

What size CADE did you get?

Wiping a small amount of vegetable oil on the inside walls of the skimmer cup with a paper towel fixed all my problems. I do it each time I clean the skimmer now and haven't had any issues since.

As for the overflow noise - With time it has become quieter, but I believe my stand pipes are incorrect heights. I still can't go any higher than 50% with my M2 without the overflow making significant noise. Adam Dalton from CADE sent me a new set of stand pipes in case the heights are off, but I haven't had a chance to switch them over yet (Draining the weir is going to be a pain).

Yeah I'm not sure what the point of that gauge is - I thought it was a cool feature and would be super handy, but it's in the wrong spot. Would have liked the RO gauge to span a greater height too (not that it matters for me now that I've got it auto-filling)
 
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Long waited new bit of equipment arrived today!

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I'm part way through setting up the GHL Profilux 4, so I'll give some initial thoughts.

The good:
- I got the gloss white version and it looks great.
- Relatively easy to plug in and get up and running with the mobile app
- Lots of advanced settings which I still need to figure out what they all do!

The bad:
- Although the app was easy enough to set up, I had to retry a few of the actions 2 times before they worked.
- After the first set up, my controller disappeared from the app and had to be added back again. It's been ok since.
- Zip ties on the sensor cables :oops:
- The touch buttons on the front panel are terrible. I found a calibration option for them which has made them work a bit better, but they're still pretty bad. Luckily the only thing you need to do with them is the sensor calibration.
- Why can't you do the sensor calibration from the app?
 
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How’s the M2 pump working?

Starting to drive the household insane. The sound it makes is non-directional and seems to penetrate through walls. Easily heard from over 20m away from the tank :mad:

I'm going to replace it before the end of the year, not sure what with yet.
 

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