Setup my RO
filter (non-brand-name purchased at LFS
) Monday morning. It is a 30gpd rated unit and I have it mounted onto the lid of a new/clean 33 gal
trash can. It is just outside my patio door. I've been using it for a few weeks while my tank cycles and it has maybe 150 gal
After 12hrs: The can was full. This seemed a little too quick. Also - My NH3
kit registered .025 - this straight out of the filter?
I went ahead and mixed the salt and let it stand overnight monday night, all day tuesday, then went out there this morning to see about doing a water change. When I opened the lid the can had aLOT of white spiderweb-type growths (algae?) criss crossing the interior of the can.
I was not gonna dump that in my tank, so I poured it out in the front yard.
My question is: Is the filter shot? -OR- did I just leave it outside too long?
90G Live Rock only. 3rd week of cycle.