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Old 11-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #1
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The filling has started!?!?!? yikes!

well, i have been researching for about 2 and half months. admittantly, i have procratinated filling the tank cuz i wanted to keep researching (analysis paralysis). ok, so this morning, i cranked up the RO/DI unit to begin filling my 75 gal tank. i am doing this with 5 gal buckets. the first bucket just went in. at the rate the RO/DI unit is making water, this may take a couple days. that's okay tho cuz i need to plumb my sump. i am using an external sump pump with my wet/dry filter (sans bio balls).

if there are any suggestions anyone can give me during this phase, please feel free to chime in!
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Old 11-08-2004, 01:48 PM   #2
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No advice, but yay on taking the plunge! (So to speak. Heh.)
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Old 11-08-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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I would have set it all up first to make sure everything lines up and you have all the fittings, parts needed. Put a PH in the tank to keep the water moving while your filling it. Good luck.....
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Haha....I took me a week to fill mine with r/o water.
Tough to be patient.
After you fill it, let it runs a couple of days to make sure you have no leaks before proceeding.
Have fun and welcome to the madness.
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:36 PM   #5
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I can only imagine QS. 210G would take me a month with mine!

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Old 11-08-2004, 08:12 PM   #6
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I did the bucket thing for the first 1/3 of my 120. After that I got the idea to get 25ft of tubing and run the RO/Di unit directly to the tank. Afterwhich I relaxed and let it run by itself.
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I did the bucket thing for the first 1/3 of my 120. After that I got the idea to get 25ft of tubing and run the RO/Di unit directly to the tank. Afterwhich I relaxed and let it run by itself.
See, now somebody was thinking!!
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Why didn't I think of that?

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Old 11-09-2004, 01:49 AM   #9
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congrats.....and good luck
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:55 AM   #10
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Well, I made up for that brilliant move by leaving my RO/DI unit on while I was at work. The result was about 9 hours - however long it took to fill up the bucket worth of water in my bathroom when I got home. I take some comfort in knowing this wont happen after I finish the basement sump.
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