Goal: zero waste-water -- saltwater friendly garden?

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  1. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    We should loop in that new guy that lives in Oregon and is moving down here to run his parents plant nursery. I forget his screen name. He sells corals too. I wonder if he'd have any ideas or suggestions.
     
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  2. L/B Block

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    Yes!!


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  3. L/B Block

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    Paratore? I have yet to master tagging on the app.


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  4. Coral reefer

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    He changes his name I think. Was west coast corals...
     
  5. L/B Block

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    How is it going with continuous water change setup? I'm debating if L gets an Apex for Father's Day!


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  6. Gablami

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    It's going great. In fact, already bought two check valves and a T, to use one head for water changes (like @Flagg37) and free the other one up. Lots of reasons an apex would be a great upgrade. Sounds like a gift to both of you!


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  7. Kensington Reefer

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    I saw a news story about the Dutch experimenting with salinity and crops. Sorry I can't be more specific but I'm sure google will help
     
  8. L/B Block

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    We need a diagram! Betsy is very curious.


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  9. L/B Block

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    Indeed Google can help! Potatoes and sugar beets... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.voanews.com/amp/2510044.html

    This is going to be a fun project. We have incentive to figure it out before summer travel starts.


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  10. Flagg37

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    When I first read this I read diaphragm. Woah, tmi.

    This is the best I can do for you.
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    The white tube is connected to the DOS and then continues on to the sump. The black tube that runs away from my hand goes to the drain and the one that runs towards my hand goes to my nsw reservoir. There is a check valve on both sides of the T fitting facing opposite directions so that as the flow in the white tube goes in one direction it's directed one way and then when the flow switches its directed the other way.
     
  11. L/B Block

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    Super helpful. We have a lot to learn, we might try to video chat with one of you when we set this up. I should start shopping for the planter for my salt-tolerant plants. :)


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  12. L/B Block

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    I (B) am the queen of typos and it is totally possible for me to have typed that. Freaked me out for a minute.

    Also, I might be the queen of TMI.
     
  13. L/B Block

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    I had to draw it, and then it made perfect sense. I think I even got L to follow![​IMG]



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  14. Flagg37

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    Yep, that's it.
     
  15. L/B Block

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    Nice! Does the pull of the Dos keep NSW from draining? Or do you orient it to keep the flow from leaking that way?


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  16. Gablami

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    Yup I just set it up. Thanks for the great idea @Flagg37. Easy! [​IMG]


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  17. L/B Block

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    Well, tomorrow we are off to get the Apex with Dos... Father's Day! I can't find the wall panel piece @Flagg37 showed to out the tubes through the wall. I hunted...


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  18. L/B Block

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    Never mind. Figured it out. Easy install. :)


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  19. Flagg37

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    Yeah, you've got to pop out those plastic pieces then it just hangs on a couple screws.
     
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  20. Gablami

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    I know what YOU mean Flagg. But I don't understand how you understood what SHE asked :).


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