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Old 05-22-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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RO/DO help please

I bought an Aqua FX Barracuda RO/DI (from Captive Reefs of course!) and promptly had the directions thrown out by my wife!

I found the on-line directions, but there is no FAQ page.

I had it set up perfectly with a TDS of 3-4 PPM for the first 150 gal or so, and now all the water is at 120 ppm all of a sudden.

Water going in at about 140 ppm.

Any ideas?
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Old 05-22-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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a little more info... Water going out the waste line is at 180 ppm but not pumping as fast as the filtered line. I thought the waste line should flow at about 3 X 4 times the rate of the filtered line?

Also tasted some of the "filtered" water... horrible chemical taste.

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Old 05-22-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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Are u sure that u didnt mix up the waste line with the good line, because it sounds like that. I would test the water coming out of what u think is the waste line to see if they arent mixed up.

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Old 05-22-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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Don't think that is it (I could be wrong of course... That's why I am asking). If I had simply messed up the lines I should have never gotten my earlier readings ( about 50 gallons ago) of 3-5 ppm out of the filtered line. Plus my waste line is still reading a higher ppm than the filtered line...

Thanks for the idea though... any other thoughts guys and gals?
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
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do you have a flush valve on it? is it in the flush mode?
any way to post a close up pic of the set up? there is something wrong if you go from 3-4 then to 120 in a short period of time. Are you sure the tds meter is right?
get some didtilled water and check it in that. just tossing out some ideas...
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Not sure what a flush mode is, but I can post some pics tomorrow. Good idea on the TDS, but my tank is telling me something is wrong as well... I will still get some distilled and test tomorrow..

thanks for the ideas...
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Well I tested some RO/DI from the supermarket and it was reading 000 - 0001 on the TDS, so I know the TDS is working... Anyone know if the Barracuda has a flush valve?
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