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Old 09-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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RO/DI filter changing color after 25 gal

Is there a problem with myNew Ro/Di waterFilter ??or my well water??The Di filter is changing color 1/4 the way up the canister to Orange just after 25 gal..(i dident get to use any water yet and the filter is turning)the canisters water level is filled up to the last 1/2 inch mark close to totally full.. is that too high? Any Thoughts..Thanks.
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Hmm my di filter is I guess an orangeish in color, I never gave it much thought. Mine also generally goes about 3/4 of the way up with water.

Not sure if that helps any.

Did you pick up a cheap tds meter? that will tell you if the di resin is doing it's job.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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Hmm my di filter is I guess an orangeish in color, I never gave it much thought. Mine also generally goes about 3/4 of the way up with water.

Not sure if that helps any.

Did you pick up a cheap tds meter? that will tell you if the di resin is doing it's job.
Hi Carey ,My system i bought came with the meter,i like it alot ,so even if the color changes orangish i realize it still going to do its job for a while,,Ill just keep my eye on the meter,,,My ph is low like 5.9 on the fresh watertest kit so, ill keep mty top off water in a 5gal pail( thanks to the nice screw on top the instant ocean salt company gives you when you buy)( and i always do my change over pails using 4 gal.it equals out to use 2 cups of instant ocean salt mix for a i guess 1.023 salinity or gravity + or - a notch..) how ,,,should i buffer the water up with the Seachem buffer powder at this point? before i put it in tank?.( for top off water)...Then, for the water change mix with salt in then check the Ph Of the Pail ..then buffer that uip to 8.3 if needed an proceed with the change?Thanks ....Gerry
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Have you tested the hi range ph on a mixed bucket of salt? the salt mix should make it to 8.3 or so by itself..
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Have you tested the hi range ph on a mixed bucket of salt? the salt mix should make it to 8.3 or so by itself..
not yet...ill do what your sayin,,, mix salt first an see what i get there ,,, .thanks
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Have you tested the hi range ph on a mixed bucket of salt? the salt mix should make it to 8.3 or so by itself..
I will Very soon ,still waiting for the ro/di water to fill my trash can to determine the hrs it taks to fill it ill do it tomorrow..( Boy,well water is ice cold up here. )
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Do you have a heater in your can?
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Do you have a heater in your can?
no, i should though Huhh...i have a extra one..
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yep, you wanna temp match the water if youre gonna use it for a pwc or for top offs.
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I'm assuming the TDS of your RO/DI water is 0ppm.

What's the TDS of the RO water (immediately after the membrane, before the DI stage)? Also, what's the TDS of your faucet water?
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