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Old 01-06-2011, 08:09 AM   #21
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You got a powerhead in there moving that water around, right?
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #22
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yea, I didn't have it in there because I wanted a clear shot of the rocks
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:57 AM   #23
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My RO/DI came in today! I got it for $140 from Filter Direct on Ebay, I can't wait to hook it up. It's 100gpd.

(Jan 11, 2011)



Everything looks really clean and professional; it even came with a pressure gauge.

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I have a TDS meter coming in next week, so I'll let you know the performance. So far, Filter Direct is one of the top companies on Ebay that I've worked with.


Also, some livesand from Drs. F&S came in as well; this should finish off my sandbed (100lbs).

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Old 01-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #24
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Wow 100gpd? You can change your water twice a day. Lol. Are you going to get a large container to store the RO, and to mix SW? Hint hint.
I don't like to run the filter at just a trickle, like some do with the ato. You will get a longer life out of your membrane and DI if you run larger volumes all at once. I like to fill my 5 gallon jugs for drinking from the tap I have before the DI resin first,then fill my RO tub, and salt mix brute can all at once. Google tds creep. Make sure you recycle your waste water somehow, like for your pool or garden. I am sure wasting water is a huge nono,in Vegas.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:02 AM   #25
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I already picked up a 13gallon trashcan with a full-size lid. Inside I will keep a powerhead and a heater with the saltwater mixed in already. As for the waste water, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Since the house is new, I have nothing in the back yard, and the front yard has drought tolerant plants. I'll probably end up turning off my sprinkler system and watering them individually.

I've read too many reasons why not to keep an auto-top-off, so I'm sticking with the large pre-mixed bin.
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well, i like the jbj ATO's. they have redundant switches on them so your system is safe.
believe me when i tell you that being without an ATO is a real nuisance.
i would never be without one.

i have a feeling many of those folks you heard complaining about ATOs were the ones who skimped and did a lot of DIY stuff.
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I too think the JBJ is good. Never had a problem with it.
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i have a feeling many of those folks you heard complaining about ATOs were the ones who skimped and did a lot of DIY stuff.

Pretty much 90% of the lengthy bad reviews were from DIY
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I think the ATO that is recommended is one from the RO resevoir and not directly from the output of the filter.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #30
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I started the big move with my LR in 3 different places to their final resting places. First, I filled a new 13g trash bin with water and salt and left my water pump in there to keep it aerated.

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I then started to drain about 50% of the water from the tank and added the sand.





Next, I took the LR from the main tank to the garage with the other pieces; giving them a good final scrub. After that I began bringing the rocks inside to the tank.


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