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Old 01-06-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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RO/DI help!!

I just set up a Ro di unit and and just turned on the water and only one chamber filled with water and there is 3 chambers total. Did I plum up one of the house the wrong way totally lost at the moment
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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Hard for me to see on my phone but looks like your pressure gauge has hardly of any pressure showing. Is the system turned off. Also, did you make sure your check valve is going the right way(arrow pointing toward direction of glow?looks like it might be backwards.
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Looks totally wrong. Should feed from right to left... Far right sediment filter (first), then middle carbon block (second), then ro membrane (top), then ro water to di left (third), waste to drain... then from the di left to the holding reservoir.

I also prefer to run water through each chamber separately for about 15 minutes before setting up, to make sure no preservatives or manufacturing residue from entering the next chamber.

Also - the lines are generally color coded for easy recognition... Blue for filtered water, red for incoming, and white or black for waste.
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Looks like you're plumbed the wrong direction..... the white filter on the far right is the sediment filter, which is where the water is supposed to come in. The canister on the far left is the DI resin, which should be going to the tub.
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Beat me to it......
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
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yes hooked up backwards

PS congrats on getting it, most important piece of equipment you can get for you reef
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Thanks guys that helped out a lot it's working now
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, dont feel bad, we all started out with new equipment that we knew nothing about, learning curve.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #9
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Yea this really was a new thing for me thanks for your guys help Life Saver haha
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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I feel that I moved to another level in this saltwater hobby now that I be able to make my own water and not just because I bought the equipment but that I'm learning more and more as I go and I see the results in the tank but also from you guys on this app. It's great to get on here when you have a problem and ppl give you their thoughts on what it is and how it should be fixed or adjusted
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