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Old 09-17-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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Ro/Di Filter questions

Ok So I got my 6 stage ro/di filter today.. I was planning on doing a 20gal water change in my 55 gal tank.. The tank that is on my Ro/DI unit is only a 3 gal tank.. Would it be the same thing if I did four 5gal water changes over the course of 2 days???

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BTW anyone that wants a 6 stage 85gpd RO/DI filter you can check this out on ebay..

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The guy is the distributor and at $118.00 plus 25.00 shipping its not a bad deal at all.. It includes everything for setup as well..
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Would it be the same thing if I did four 5gal water changes over the course of 2 days???
Nope, you'd be better off coolecting the water 3g at a time, in a larger container and doing the waterchange in 2 days. I am pretty sure there is a way to T off the line to the resevoir and just make water for your tank.
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Kent makes a float kit with a shutoff solenoid that should be easy to retro onto your unit. I set one up last month using a 55gal plastic drum for a holding tank. The float system has worked flawlessly so far although I did plumb in an overflow in case it hung up.
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Old 09-17-2003, 11:23 PM   #4
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Yes I can bypass the tank and have the water run directly thru the DI filter portion.. I am planning on going and picking up a 30gal rubbermaid garbage can but I am still stumped as to where I am going to put it so that its out of the way.. I guess I will just use my 5gal bucket to transfer it.. I am going to have to get a PH for the rubbermaid container to circulate the water as well correct???

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A Mag 2 or 5 would do a good job for circulation. You could screw in a hose nipple in the output side, then use the pump to transfer the water. That's how I do it anyway...works pretty well.
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You might want to look around for a rain barrel. I got a 55 gallon PVC rain barrel, because of the insulation qualities of the barrel it is much easier to keep the temperature in sync with my main tank.
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