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Old 06-01-2011, 09:53 PM   #191
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my advice would be to not worry about the nitrates unless you are seeing adverse effects from it. i would clean the cannister weekly though. those things get dirty fast.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:58 PM   #192
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What would be some side effects?


But yea, no effects, inverts doing great and active, adult clown is active but he really old so he just hangs in a few spots in the tank .

I have some cyno and sucked it all up two weeks ago, no signs of it returning so I'm happy about that.

I also sold some old car parts so I'm thinking of picking up a RO/DI unit. I have been using distilled currently
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #193
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the clown is really old? how old?
you said it, cyano, unhappy fish...etc.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:16 PM   #194
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5-6 years old. He is a mix of tomato and ocellaris, 2.5-3" head to tail

He was in a 125gal tank previously and he was the smallest in the tank so his attitude is to eat, sleep and swim in a couple spots. He is very active while eating so I'm not worried.

Can you recommend a good RO/DI unit? Around 100?
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this is a unit alot of members have purchased off ebay with no complaints

Portable 100G Reverse Osmosis RO DI Radiation Removal | eBay
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Awesome!! Thanks. What about maintenance for those? Filters and such
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:33 PM   #197
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i just pulled this off the item list on ebay just now also this is true for most all ro/di filters


The filter can work for 12 months and create the 2500-3000 gallons pure water
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Duh should have read the description. But thanks! I'll order that asap
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i would get a 75 gpd or less unit over a 100 gpd. you'll waste a lot less water this way.
also, those DI resin chambers need to be vertical, not horizontal.
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Oh so the units aren't something I can turn on/off whenever I want than?

Would there be anything wrong mounting the portable eBay one vertical?
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