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Old 07-29-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Planning my 210 gallon reef tank!

Piece by piece! I know I can do it. So, I'll start the questions small. Should I use distilled water in the tank? How exactly is the salt mixed and how much would I need? Can I put my heaters in the sump? Any advice on getting started?
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Buy a R.O.D.I. unit and make your own water. Yes, you can put heaters in the sump, and the salt is mixed by you. I use a large pump in the bottom of my mixing barrel, and let it mix overnight. I use a refractometer to tell me when I've put the right amount of salt in.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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Buy a R.O.D.I. unit and make your own water. Yes, you can put heaters in the sump, and the salt is mixed by you. I use a large pump in the bottom of my mixing barrel, and let it mix overnight. I use a refractometer to tell me when I've put the right amount of salt in.
I'm not famiar with the unit you're talking about. What kind of water does it put out?
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Perfectly clean water, with zero T.D.S.
It's a must have, for a reef tank IMO.
search "reverse osmosis" on ebay, or look to the sponsors. Bulk Reef Supply sells them.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
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Perfectly clean water, with zero T.D.S.
It's a must have, for a reef tank IMO.
search "reverse osmosis" on ebay, or look to the sponsors. Bulk Reef Supply sells them.
Maybe I should look for a used one somewhere?
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That a great one...I have that one. Filters are cheap
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Di resin (on top filter) is old needs to be replaced. Should be golden/green color. Brown means its no longer cleaning like it should
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Di resin (on top filter) is old needs to be replaced. Should be golden/green color. Brown means its no longer cleaning like it should
Is it cheap to replace?
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Yes its cheap. Most online stores sell them. Get the refill bag which is around $18 for 3 refills.
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