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Old 03/19/2018, 10:52 PM   #26
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Have you added the pressure switch yet? If so, what model did you go with?
Not yet, but I do have one picked out. I just haven't gotten around to ordering it yet though... I'll post it here as soon as I do. The reactor started to clog around the 3 month point so we have some time before it's a requirement, however, I plan on adding it long before then!


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Old 03/19/2018, 11:01 PM   #27
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6th Data Point

The display measured .205ppm PO4 tonight and the effluent measured .040ppm PO4. I refreshed the bucket.

Day 01 - 2/25/18 - 1.410ppm - Start
Day 06 - 3/02/18 - 0.843ppm - 0.080ppm Effluent
Day 10 - 3/06/18 - 0.500ppm -
Day 15 - 3/11/18 - 0.316ppm -
Day 19 - 3-15/18 - 0.276ppm - 0.046ppm Effluent
Day 23 - 3-19/18 - 0.205ppm - 0.040ppm Effluent

And for visual people...



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Old 04/05/2018, 01:14 PM   #28
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I built one of these and it is working great. Low and slow flowrate of tank water until I get the concentration of LaCl dialed in. Buying the pump and heads was an experience, but I managed to build 2 working units with the parts I picked up. One is running my LaCl reactor, and one my calcium reactor.


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Old 04/13/2018, 03:03 AM   #29
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Glad to hear it!

Work and getting ready for the wedding have swamped me. I'll start back up with the tests after next week.


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Old 06/05/2018, 03:50 PM   #30
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What was the LaCl concentration?
How much did you dilute it?


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Old 06/10/2018, 06:07 PM   #31
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What was the LaCl concentration?
How much did you dilute it?

Oops! I guess I didn't say...

I typically do one cap full of the product shown on page 1 to a 5gal bucket.


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I don't appreciate all these cool ideas of your using the masterflex peristalic to manage certain parameters because now I can't find a masterflex to run my kalk stirrer without paying premium.

Please slow down and let the market price on them dropped first

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Old 11/28/2018, 12:42 AM   #34
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I don't appreciate all these cool ideas of your using the masterflex peristalic to manage certain parameters because now I can't find a masterflex to run my kalk stirrer without paying premium.

Please slow down and let the market price on them dropped first
... I know what you're talking about. There's a shortage caused by someone




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Resurrecting this. Tank went through a lot since my last post here...

I dosed my system again with Chloroquine Phosphate because crypto made it through the last dosing attempt. I purchased the equipment to measure CP in a reef tank and came to the conclusion that it metabolizes too fast to be effective in a running FOWLR system. Afterwards I brought the system down to hypo levels which appears to have finally taken care of the crypto. After bringing the system back up to full strength, and running all the test kits, the phosphates are up to 1.56366ppm. Yikes.

I'll bring the system back online tomorrow evening and barring anything absurd happening i'll take measurements every 5 days. Hoping to have the tank ready for sps withing 1-2 months.


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Old 11/28/2018, 08:36 AM   #36
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Looks like you need a label machine----


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Alright guys and gals. There will need to be a revision. Until I can figure out a solution pay close attention to the junction where the LC and tank water meet. Mine clogged last night and got water everywhere... I suggest cleaning the filter every other month and when you do so, soak the fitting and tube in the vinegar with the filter. Make sure it's clear.

Other than that, this thing has been rock solid. The internal pressure switch will not solve this issue. I have never cleaned this or even looked at it since building this contraption... so with regular maintenance here there shouldn't be much of an issue.






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A spare might be the solution while you soak the dirty one.
Personally if I had to clean it regularly I would use the correct size drill bit between my fingers. Regularly being the optimum word here.


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Old 10/09/2019, 02:16 PM   #40
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A spare might be the solution while you soak the dirty one.
Personally if I had to clean it regularly I would use the correct size drill bit between my fingers. Regularly being the optimum word here.
Itís relatively soft so a small screwdriver or even the end of a zip tie is sufficient to dislodge it.


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