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Old 01-17-2013, 03:01 AM   #371
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This is the overflow system I bought:
Eshopps PF 800 Overflow Box Rated to 125g | eBay

This is the return pump I bought:
700 GPH Aquarium Pond Water Pump Submersible Fountain Sump Return Wet Dry | eBay

This is the directional U-tube Doug ( Mr. X) suggested I bought:
U Tube Directional Return Aquarium Outflow 3 4" 1" | eBay

I'll see what these Items come with, and then go from there on what else I need to purchase. If anyone knows from what i've shown please let me know. cant wait for this sump/fuge to be set up and remove this hob filter. Thanks so much.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #372
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I am waiting for mine as well. J have been running a magnum h.o.t. Filter interim. ugh
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #373
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I felt that way before I added my sump/refugium now it looks so much better without all the unnecessary things hanging on it
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #374
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Man everything u r going through makes me both excited and nervous for the road ahead! (I'm trying to fit a 30gallon sump in a 5 gallon space)
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #375
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Ok so I just got my new filters in the mail for the rodi unit. I swapped them out and just hooked it up to the faucet. It took about 15 mins for the water to flow through all the canisters. It spot out the red line first. When It got to the last canister the darker one I believe the di part once it filled up the good water came out the blue line- like it's supposed to. I don't know if there's a break in period for the new filters but here's some pics.

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But it's still reading high on my Tds meter. I tested it in about 2 minutes after the water came out.


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Is this normal? Do I have to replace this part as well maybe ?


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Please help...thank you.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #376
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Are all the lines in the right place?



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Old 01-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #377
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The Tds unit I bought off eBay came with a little screwdriver to calibrate it with some sort of solution but no solution was provided. What can I calibrate this with?


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Old 01-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #378
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Maybe the Tds Meter is wrong, I doubt it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #379
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The meter might be off a little if you have not calibrated it since you received it. Also on my unit, albeit an inline meter it says to give it ten minutes until an accurate reading is available.

I haven't read the whole thread but you also need to flush the RO membrane periodically for best results and definitely when installing a new RO membrane.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #380
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How do I flush that?
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