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Old 11-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #3171
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Carey what did u get for an ATO? Been looking at them. And what size tank did you use to hold the ro for the top off?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:18 AM   #3172
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I got the JBJ ATO, it came with a 75g setup I got on Friday. It's about $70 on sale. It was actually very easy to setup too, even I could do it. LOL I'm using an empty 10g tank for the reservoir. Everything "just" fit under my stand. I was going to use a small garbage can but the 10g tank came with the ATO.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #3173
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Thank you I am going to have to look into that. I know it makes life so much easier but keep putting it off lol.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:22 AM   #3174
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That is so awesome, I want one of these one day for my 125g, but that is way down the road. For water changes, can you just turn the ATO off, siphon water, and then turn it back on, so if will fill the tank with new water? Oh, but then I could only use it for water changes because the water would be SW.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #3175
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70 isn't bad at all...for some reason I thought they were way more expensive
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #3176
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Marine depot has them on sale now I believe. I don't believe I didn't get the ATO sooner, no more filling the sump twice a day.

I also just caught an uber deal on the hanna checkers for calcium and alkalinity from BRS's black friday sale. They came out to $35 each after I used all my BRS points. I know they won't be that cheap for the bulk buy so I ordered em today. can't wait to get them, testing is gonna be soo much easier now.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:02 AM   #3177
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Just started dosing kalkwasser yesterday. I started with 1 teaspoon per gallon and filled up my 10g reservoir.

How long does it take to see a difference? if I test tomorrow should I not see the 1 dkh drop that I usually see on a day to day basis? same with calcium?

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:32 PM   #3178
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It's 12:30 here and I am waiting for the darn mailman to get here with my new hanna checkers.

I ordered the alkalinity one and calcium checkers. Got them from bulk reef supply for like $35 while they were on super sale. LOL BRS is really on their game as far as shipping btw, ordered late sunday night and delivered to Florida on wednesday.

This is perfect timing as I just started dosing kalkwasser the other day. If anyone is interested in the hanna checkers let me know and I will post some information on them here after I get them today.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:31 PM   #3179
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How are you dosing kalk? One day I may have to do kalk.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #3180
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I'm using my ato i just installed last week. You mix the Kalk in a bucket and then just add the mix to the ato reservoir.
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