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Old 08-19-2010, 03:52 PM   #231
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I'm quite familiar with that mod. Just he spent most of the thread talking about the tank return and what he was doing, then I wasnt sure if all the sudden he jumped to the pump return or if I missed something.

Either way, glad its working for you. I run the same mod on my setup.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:53 AM   #232
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That is the pump... she can adjust the valve to have more water stay in the sump instead of being pumped up to the tank, without actually adding resistance to the pump and possibly waring it out.
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I'm quite familiar with that mod. Just he spent most of the thread talking about the tank return and what he was doing, then I wasnt sure if all the sudden he jumped to the pump return or if I missed something.
sorry i tend to ramble on
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:02 AM   #233
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sorry i tend to ramble on
No worries! I was just confused if that was the drain and it somehow fixed everything :p
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Hmmm im getting worried. 10 weeks and still showing +5.0 nitrites. My ro/di water shows 0 but i dunno if thats good because its a salt water test with fresh water? I know some test kits will test both i dunno if nitrites and ammonia do. Or maybe i need to order new kit? Im lost on this one. Or make a small batch of ro/di salt water and test the result. Brb lol
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Now i get even more confused. No ammonia in my tank but nitrites forever. Between 2-5 . I tested the ro/di i had sitting in the trash can. No nitrites.but .5 ammonia. Wtf. So making a small batch it a bucket to see what happens. What would be the possible issues here?
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You had such a high ammonia load and the bacteria converted it well but the nitrites didn't get converted as fast so you had a build-up... but who knows... I added more shrimp to my tank now my my nitrites are off the chart and not going down...
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Well some how the trash can is adding ammonia to the water. Some where between .5 & 1.0. Thus when i add water to top offs or when i filled it for the sump i added a bunch of amonia. Crazy. Got it figured out now. I expect my nitrites to drop in next couple of days as long as i stop using that trash can as a storagr container.
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So, If I have it correct your RO water in your storage container measures ammonia between .5 and 1.0 ppm's?
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Yes. But i put it n a diffrent bucket i get good water. So something in the trash can is leeching something. /sigh frustration. I used the trash can to leech the rocks. Never thought much about it. But now i know so should be ok.
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