My 210 restart.

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by scuzy, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I do like 8 x a day


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  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    At some point you may have to ask yourself if your fish or your kids are eating better. :)
     
  3. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Well yeah but then I go the more they eat the less aggression :)


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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Are you talking about your kids or the fish?
     
  5. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Both


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  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member



    These should be ready for the display in two weeks.


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  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    A hungry fish is an angry fish.
    Fish spend a huge amount of energy swimming
    They need to be fed often, especially fish that graze
     
  8. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Well looks like I'm getting chloramine break through again. My blocks lasted me a little over a year. Man goes to show always treat your ro water.

    This could be the reason I'm slowly losing my sps.


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  9. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Yep, I eventually went to a 6 stage RODI, mostly to deal with Chloramines.
     
  10. fishy408

    fishy408 Supporting Member

    If your TDS reading is zero, should you be worried about chloramine?

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  11. euod

    euod Supporting Member


    Doubt it's the cause.
    Use prime.
     
  12. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member


    Tds won't should chloramine. It's not a dissolve solid. Test with total chlorine tester. Looks like I've been topping off with chloramine water for awhile.


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  13. fishy408

    fishy408 Supporting Member

    Dang.. I never knew that. Guess I should go buy a chorine test kit. Thanks

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  14. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Just wondering how it was going with GHL equipment.
    Controller in general?
    Alk monitor?
     
  15. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member


    I haven't transition fully over. Just using the p4 and director. I had a pump failure on the director and awaiting sending it back.


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  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yes, but not for the reasons you think. I seem to recall that DI resin will take care of chloramine so if you read zero TDS your resin is still working well, so any chloramine that does get through is being taken care of, but the TDS number itself doesn't detect chloramines. That said, chloramines will damage your RO membrane by shortening its life, which means more garbage gets through which means you burn through resin much quicker. So periodically testing your output before it goes into your RO membrane with test strips is good practice, afterall you can NOT trust municipal water supplies with the exact amount that is in the water.
     
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  17. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Just tested with new carbon blocks and sediment filters and new resins

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  18. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

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    Mine was @ 0.22ppm out so the carts we're definitely shot. Time to update my reminders to check more often.


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  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I suggest a flow (volume) monitor
     
  20. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Both DI and Carbon will capture Chloramines.
    But refillable activated carbon lasts about 5 times as long, costs less, and helps preserve RO membrane.
    Down side is the activated carbon also treats the waste water.
     

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