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Old 11/20/2017, 10:18 AM   #1776
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Well your end ball valves will let you drain the tanks to somewhere.

I rigged a bottom mix line on my salt tank as well to stir up salt.
You may want an easy way to get RO out for mixing additives etc. I use a siphon hose but a small faucet would have been cleaner.


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Yeah, what about another ball valve above the spout (outlet to the salt tank)? I could then pump either water tank through the spout right?

I Still may keep the ball valves on each end of the bottom tho. Feels like a lot, but the options later could be useful.

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Old 12/24/2017, 02:00 PM   #1777
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Following. Planning on building one out of two 55 gallon drums

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Old 12/24/2017, 02:10 PM   #1778
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So my layout I'm hoping will be ideal. The tank is going on one side of the wall and the mix station will be on the other side in the garage. I plan on having one for RO storage and one for saltwater. On the plumbing I want a fill line that I can run to the tank and use for easy water changes.

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Old 12/29/2017, 12:42 AM   #1779
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So I have a newbie question. I have two 55gal drums plumbed together with a pump and my RODI unit overhead.. I have a heater and temp probe in the salt water barrel and the other barrel is for just RODI water.. do I have to have some kind of constant circulation in the salt tank to prevent the water from spoiling? How do you guys do it?


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Old 12/29/2017, 12:56 AM   #1780
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do I have to have some kind of constant circulation in the salt tank to prevent the water from spoiling?
No absolutely not.


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Old 12/29/2017, 12:57 AM   #1781
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Do I need to worry about maintaining the temperature? Or should I just heat it up prior to adding to the tank.. currently the temp is 56 lol...


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Old 01/02/2018, 10:37 AM   #1782
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Do I need to worry about maintaining the temperature? Or should I just heat it up prior to adding to the tank.. currently the temp is 56 lol...


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Depends on how much water you are changing. With my AWC I swap 7 gallons a day into roughly 160 gallons so I dont heat. When I am doing a large water change however I will heat up the water and use it all. Typicallyy I plan this so that my salt container is down to around 40 gallons and I will heat that and use it all in the water change. I do not heat water and then let it cool.


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Old 01/02/2018, 11:38 AM   #1783
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Ok thanks for the reply. Iíll try that and heat it when doing large water changes


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Old 01/02/2018, 01:48 PM   #1784
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Or should I just heat it up prior to adding to the tank.. currently the temp is 56 lol...


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Mine is colder lol and I heat up 100G a day before adding it


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Old 01/06/2018, 02:54 PM   #1785
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This is my entry way closet. The hubby let me take it over. Hehehe and he did the plumbing, heís not into fish so I guess he loves me.


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Old 01/07/2018, 10:11 AM   #1786
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I plan on using some 55g olive barrels that I received for next to nothing for ro storage on an upcoming build. I can't seem to get them clean enough. There is always a sheen on top of the water after I fill them. Anyone have a recommendation to clean them?


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Old 01/07/2018, 10:13 AM   #1787
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I plan on using some 55g olive barrels that I received for next to nothing for ro storage on an upcoming build. I can't seem to get them clean enough. There is always a sheen on top of the water after I fill them. Anyone have a recommendation to clean them?
Have you tried dawn dish soap and heavy rinsing?

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Old 01/07/2018, 10:28 AM   #1788
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Vinegar or citric acid mean work.


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Old 01/07/2018, 11:08 AM   #1789
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I have done a few iterations of dawn and heavy scrubbing and heavy rinsing.


I will try vinegar.


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Old 01/17/2018, 12:50 PM   #1790
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I bet this question had been asked already but after days of reading Iím still unable to find an answer.

What is the recommended pump for a water change station? Iíve seen a bunch with panworld pumps but with todayís technology Iím wondering if there is a better option?

I will need a vertical head pressure of 8í if that helps.

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Old 01/17/2018, 12:58 PM   #1791
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Really any pump with a flow rate you can live with above 8' will work.
I suggest nothing less than 3/4" diameter, 1" would be better.


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Old 01/17/2018, 02:17 PM   #1792
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Are there any specific pumps you would recommend? I’m thinking a DC pump for efficiency...if such a pump would work in this application?


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Old 01/17/2018, 03:01 PM   #1793
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Are there any specific pumps you would recommend? Iím thinking a DC pump for efficiency...if such a pump would work in this application?
Mine runs so infrequently, I don't worry about efficiency. I used a pump I had lying around for mine.


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