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degibson84
06/21/2013, 05:47 PM
I just setup my 220 and am battling diatoms pretty badly. I know it is normal in a tank that just cycled but i battled diatoms for a year in my 75. This leads me to believe that my RO/DI is not removing all the silica. As I am looking for a new DI cartridge instead of the BRS resin I see about 10 silica busters, is there one better than the other?

Tremelle
06/22/2013, 12:58 AM
I have been using the di resin from The Filter Guys for a few years with great results. I buy the resin and fill my own cartridge.

shifty51008
06/22/2013, 03:29 AM
BFS or spectapure would be a good choice.

BFS is also in cinn. OH so shipping is prob. cheap for you.

http://buckeyefieldsupply.com/showproducts.asp?Category=182&Sub=127

degibson84
06/22/2013, 01:02 PM
Never even heard of BFS before. Is the quality good?

degibson84
06/22/2013, 01:05 PM
Shipping and handling charges as well as state tax comes out to $13 more?

shifty51008
06/22/2013, 01:30 PM
BFS is a great place to deal with. I would give Russ a call about the shipping part. great guy to deal with.

they are also a sponsor here so you could also ask in their forum.
http://reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=446

azjohnny
06/22/2013, 04:52 PM
I have a Spectrapure Maxcap system which has 2 DI canisters. The first one is a Max Cap and the 2nd is a Super Silica Buster. The Maxcap does most of the work and causes the Silica Buster to last up to 4x as long. I have had great results with this setup

degibson84
06/22/2013, 05:02 PM
my system is only 4 stage. sediment-carbon-RO-DI. I would have to figure out how to add another canister to the end to run the extra DI

azjohnny
06/22/2013, 05:23 PM
my system is only 4 stage. sediment-carbon-RO-DI. I would have to figure out how to add another canister to the end to run the extra DI

This is what you need

http://spectrapure.com/AQUARIUM/DI-SYSTEMS-DI%20ADD-ON%20KITS/MaxCap-DI-Add-Ons

degibson84
06/22/2013, 05:50 PM
Wouldn't I still need a silica buster after the maxcap

azjohnny
06/22/2013, 05:59 PM
You can re do the plumbing so after the membrane it goes to the Maxcap than the silica buster

degibson84
07/07/2013, 04:54 AM
would it be overkill to use a dual add on and use the MaxCap into silica buster then into mixed bed?