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Old 11-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Adding RODI water

My salinity level was getting high so I added RODI water no salt in it... Should I gradually add it in or just get it to safe levels all at one time?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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I usually let mine slowly pour in through a peice of airline. You don't want to shock the inhabitants .
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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I usually add it to the sump, then by the time it reaches the DT it is mixed pretty well.
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I usually add it to the sump, then by the time it reaches the DT it is mixed pretty well.
I do the same
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My salinity level was getting high so I added RODI water no salt in it... Should I gradually add it in or just get it to safe levels all at one time?
Why was your salinity getting high? I'm assuming here, but are you doing top offs with salt water? If so, only use RODI for that. Evaporating water leaves salt behind, and the salinity will raise. If you top off with salt water, this will increase salinity, not bring it back down like it does with a RODI top off...

In terms of getting it back down, I would slowly remove tank water an replace with RODI over the course of a few days, maybe even a week.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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Yeah I was basically taking away tap water and replacing it with RODI, was adding salt to it not thinking... But thanks everyone for your feedback. No more rookie mistakes lol
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