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Old 01-13-2014, 08:57 PM   #11
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Here's a pic. This is when I first did it, I just turned the pail 90* so you can't notice the handle through the table cloth. Cost me like 30$ overall lol
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:58 PM   #12
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Yeah i meant to say thank you at the end lol got too excited i guess.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:04 PM   #13
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haha no worries all good
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:22 PM   #14
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I fill 5g HD buckets w/ rodi water and then pour those into the 20g brute pail I have next to my tank which is my reservoir. The only thing is I can't fill the pail all the way because when the pump kicks on to fill the sump, it shuts off but the water keeps flowing! I had to zip tie the tubing high up in the stand, now it's just really loud when it falls to the water when filling. So annoying. But, I put the cover on the pail and threw a tablecloth over it. GF approves looks like a nice end table lol. Never had any build up in it, but only had it a month if that. Used a 7g tote for the past year or so, never had flow /heater or any buildup.
Is this an auto top off system you have set up? If it is, I would like to see pictures if not too much trouble. I've seen a couple YouTube vids, but more examples would be cool as I also have a 55g SL FOWLR and evaporation is fast on it. I find myself manually topping off a gallon every 3 days or so.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:19 PM   #15
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Ok I can take pictures tonight as I am at work until 10pm. Basically, I have a toms aqua lifter pump under the stand. Airline tubing on one side that is suction cupped to the bottom of the brute pail covered with the table cloth, another airline tubing mounted under the stand. I got the bracket mount and sensor from autotopoff.com when the water drops below the sensor, it kicks on the pump and fills the sump. Constant water level.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:37 PM   #16
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I get a slime clear coating on the tube that is in my ato container and my tds readings change after it sits in that bucket do not know why itdoes that. But never had a discoloration in the containers.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #17
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I get a slime clear coating on the tube that is in my ato container and my tds readings change after it sits in that bucket do not know why itdoes that. But never had a discoloration in the containers.
What kind of bucket do you have the water stored in?
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:42 PM   #18
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What kind of bucket do you have the water stored in?
A 5 - gallon salt mix bucket for my ATO setup. Plus a 55 gallon blue drum.
I can bleach and vinegar those containers till the cows come home but I still get a high reading after the water sits in there for a while. Goes in at 0 TDS but comes out later on like 67+ TDS.
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Yeah that's definitely not good. Is there anyway you can switch to a brute pail instead? Never had any issue leaking phosphates or Tds with it.
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if its a metal drum then id say thats your source of TDS...unless someone is putting something in the water.
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