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Old 05-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #111
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It doesn't necessarily need to be by a sink, but you need a water feed line and a drain line, so near a sink works well.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #112
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0PPM Portable 100GPD Reverse Osmosis RO+DI Filtration | eBay

60 something bucks i bought it and works like a champ..i know some people like to have the clear cases but for the money cant go wrong...i have never had a problem with it and its a steal
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #113
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Thanks man that looks like I might buy it, not worth risking it with the other one. Also how can u measure that the water has 0 ppm to make sure all the filters work right.
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Thanks man that looks like I might buy it, not worth risking it with the other one. Also how can u measure that the water has 0 ppm to make sure all the filters work right.


when you use a refractometer it will read O ppm and then you can calibrate your meter with that water also
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Refractometer measures salinity not TDS. You need a TDS meter
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Refractometer measures salinity not TDS. You need a TDS meter

lol oops thats what i meant had a brain fart
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Ok thanks, love this app helps out alot
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #118
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Refractometer measures salinity not TDS. You need a TDS meter
also calibrating against RO water isn't always accurate(refractometer talk now). it's better to get the calibration solution. I've seen them off by as much as .008 which doesn't sound like a lot but when you're trying to keep your tank as close to 1.026 as you can. it could be pretty high.
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Finally got my skimmer on and working still don't know how to use one but I'm trying to learn lol any suggestions?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #120
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There easy man, just get the bubbles going up the throat to the collection cup. You want the bubbles just barely coming over the top, so they fall into the cup. You should have an adjustment of some sort, to adjust the flow into the cup. More flow into the cup is a wetter skim, less is a drier skim.
The wetter the skim, the better, but the more top-off required and more emptying of the cup too. I go for the middle of the road.
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