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Old 01-12-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Ro/di water storage question

Hello I was wondering where you folks store your water once it runs though your ro/di filters. I have a 55 gallon plastic drum I have been using. I top off right from it and my ro/di run to the drum with a automatic shut off on it. My question is can the stored water go bad I have a mag drive in there to keep the water moving. The reason I ask is because when I looked down in the drum it kinda looked like it had an orange tint on the bottom. My tds tester broke about two weeks ago so I ordered another but didn't relies til after I ordered it, it was coming from china and it's not going to be here til the 24th of this month.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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I store mine in a brute 44g barrel and never had any issue's
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:56 PM   #3
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I'm storing in a blue container, you know, the one you can borrow for 10$ at grocery store... Some use two...

I have 20g tank, but I know some folks that have bigger than 20g, and they stock the water in a big trash bin. When you deal with higher volumes of water, you should put a powerhead in there, or some algae/nasty things will accumulate in this water...
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
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Yeah I run a power head and heater in mine
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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In my case, I don't run a powerhead/heater in my 16 gallon buck. I just shake it once 3-4 days, and I keep two 1 gallon bottle of this water into the refrigerator. I slowly use 1 gallon per three days. I don't have nasty things in my main container, I keep a bucket reverse side over it to remove lights.
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you shouldnt be getting algae in a rodi container unless your filter isnt pulling out what it should be. i use a 40g polymer drum and the only time i run a powerhead or heater in it is the night before just to heat up the water for the pwc. once i do the pwc, powerhead and heater get shut off. never had a single ounce of algae in my container
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Personally I never got algae or nasty things in my bottle... RODI units sometime make 1tds water, and I think it's enough on long term for microorganisms to develop.
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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.
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But, I put the cover on the pail and threw a tablecloth over it. GF approves looks like a nice end table lol..
Ive spent prob the past 6 months trying to think of a way to pretty up a res. tank enough to set it outside the main footprint of the tank.... and i couldnt think of anything, until this comment! genius! ill just build something to appear as an endtable, but house a tnak in it
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Ive spent prob the past 6 months trying to think of a way to pretty up a res. tank enough to set it outside the main footprint of the tank.... and i couldnt think of anything, until this comment! genius! ill just build something to appear as an endtable, but house a tnak in it
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