Brandie's 210 Upgrade

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  1. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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    60-70 psi for me. Downhill from the storage tanks in the lowlands!! :)

    It takes my 75GPD RO/DI about 8 hrs. to make 32 G. New pre-filters seem to help.

    It's been a while. Were are the new pics????

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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Yeah I'm about 6 or so blocks uphill from the main supply, there is a tower on a hill, but I don't think that's doing much. So I use a booster pump which when it started got me up to about 65psi, now it's closer to 50-55 I wonder if that means it's time to replace it or if there's a clog elsewhere that's causing it.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    And yeah, got a can of water to put in yet? :D
     
  4. iCon

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    Everyone's definition of 'normal' is different... As exemplified in this thread :D
     
  5. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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    Are you talking about pressure measured from a RO/DI? Depending on where the gage is it might be telling you it's time to change the carbon and particle filters. When I did my pressure went up 20psi!
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    I'd have to look downstairs but my booster pump (and pressure gauge) is after the filters not before. Although I have recently changed the filters :D
     
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    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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    Did you notice any increase in pressure after new filters?
     
  8. Coral reefer

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    Always. I get down to 50 or even user when they are clogged up, and up to 75 when clean
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    nope, which is why I suspect the booster pump which is probably a good 8-10 years old.


    Further derailing Brandie's tank thread! :D
     
  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    Boosters wear out for sure. That's a great run mike! I have a ran new one waiting around of you wanna yet it to see what pressure you can get with a new one.
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    I'll take you up on that offer. Good way to diagnose the problem rather than just buying a new one.
     
  12. goldielocke76

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    Maggie mufflers on, jaebo pumps on, and canopy on right!!! I have tons of flow, for all you doubters. Jaebo pumps are frickin' AWESOME!!

    Water is about two inches from the bottom of the teeth of the overflow. Sump is almost ready. We need to finish screening the two egg crate dividers and silicone around the drilled holes since the stupid uniseals were useless. Oh well. Potatoe pototoe.

    I have amazing flow and my return pump isn't even on yet!!!

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    +1 on the Jeabo pumps...which I never thought I would say. :eek:
     
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    It's ok ;) it's good discussing for learning. I've been reading and soaking up lots of all the good information, but haven't had anything to add since I am still in the learning process ;)


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  15. FeliciaLynn

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    They really do seem to be great pumps. Unfortunately, they are just too powerful for my nano-sized tanks! I wish they made a slightly less powerful model.
     
  16. goldielocke76

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    Stinky rocks!! Holy moly. Without the canopy upside down trapping in the smell, it's pretty ripe! So I came up with a carbon solution ;) lol

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    Hopefully it doesn't smell for long!


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  17. gimmito

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    I'm sure there's a wp-10 in the works. ;)
     
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    I've heard that! I may have to consider it when it comes out. It will just be hard to replace the sleekness of the MP10s :)
     
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  19. sfsuphysics

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    If you have an MP10 there's really no need to change. I think Jebao's are most useful for when you need new pumps and don't want to spend Tunze/Vortech level of money.
     
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    Nice. You related to MacGyver? :) Sorry, old TV reference.

    Another inch of water and you can put that in the sump!
     

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