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Old 11-25-2003, 02:16 PM   #11
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Depending on a few variables, such as the rating of the unit you have (sounds like a 50GPD unit) and your water pressure. If the unit output rating is as I guessed, then you are right on the money for the output.
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:12 PM   #12
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Actually the unit is rated at 85gpd, so I guess my water pressure is a little low.
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:18 PM   #13
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Very likely. Ootput on all units are a little slow, that is why most people rig a collection bin to collect the water and you can just have it run overnight. Make sure if you want to do this though that you install proper shut off valves etc. You can take a look at my gallery, I have a schematic for my whole set up just to give you an idea of what I did. 8)
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Old 11-25-2003, 05:30 PM   #14
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here a ?? if the ya have the a shut off valve on your tub when its fills and turns off dont the water still flow tru(not the ro mem) and out the drain??
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:46 PM   #15
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Thanks Sam,

That is quite a setup you have, very nice work.

What I'm doing right now is filling my 150gal for the first time. The RO unit is under my kitchen sink and I'm using a 32gal Brute w/ wheels to fill and transport. So far so good.

I'm in a tight window right now, because the tank needs to be filled and ready before tomorrow night when I leave for Orlando. On the way back on Sunday I'm stopping by Liverocks.com in Ozona Fl to pick up 160 lbs of liverock. When I get home alls that I have to do is drop it in. Its about a 5 hour drive from where I live. I should see minimal die off in 5 hours, what do you think?

Anyways, thanks for the help and have a great Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:48 AM   #16
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Thanks GrndHog. Yes you should see minimum die off in that time.
But remember some die off is good if you plan to use the LR to cycle your tank, as this allows for the various bacterial colonies to establish themselves. Have a Great Thanksgiving too. By the way where the heck is "Defuniak, FL." I have never heard of that place. Heck of a name too

Scuba Steve, in answer to your question, the RO unit I have has an automatic shutoff valve as part of the system and a 3G holding tank for my house drinking water. Bought the unit from www.airwaterice.com. Have no complaints about it. So the shut off valve I have on the collection container (which by the way is a UN rated food grade container) is to shut off the flow only to that container. The unit shuts itself off to prevent exactly what you referred to, water continuing to flow past the membrane. I also have my tub calibrated so that I know how many gallons it has when it is full and when it is 10, or 20 gallons low. This makes mixing salt real easy. Hope that answers the question.
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:04 AM   #17
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Its actually Defuniak Springs and its about 25 miles north of Destin Fl in the panhandle

I am using the rock to cycle the tank, so I'm not to worried about rushing it home and right in the tank. I'll tell you how it went next week.
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:06 AM   #18
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Sorry, I just had to poke a little fun at you. Great, good luck with the set up. Absolutely let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Have a safe and happy!!
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Sam, You say that you use RO water for drinking and not full DI ! Could you pleas tell me where and how oyu hooked up the faucet so that you can draw water after the Ro and also after the DI for tank water
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The easiest way to do it is go to home depot, get a T valve and a check (On-Off) valve. Put the T on the line running into your DI. Then connect a section of tubing to the DI and the other to the tank. Connect the Tank directly to your fridge or faucet line. Attach a long section of refridgerator line (At .09 cents a foot, I bought 40 feet, and now I can reach any tank in the house!) to the outflow side of the DI filter and then put the Check valve on the other end of your hose. Then, whenever you need to top off your tank, you just turn it on! This is how mine is set up, and it is working well! My TDS meter for regular tap water reads around 250 before the filter, afterwards it reads 4.
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