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Old 06-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #621
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So I ended up just clipping an old nori clip to the end of the airline tube and it sinks right to the bottom.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #622
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On my ato, I just have the tubing looped around my float switch to keep it in place and just toss the other end into a water jug. No issues with it trying to float up once water was in the line.
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That's a good idea. My line was brand new and was rolled up so it still was raising above the water level in my storage container even when water was in it so the clip did the job.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #624
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Made new water on Friday and I'm still getting 004 out of the Tds meter I have. The center chamber leaks but its screwed on tightly. May be time for a new unit. Looking for an affordable one with a flush kit so the water doesn't sit in the chambers for a week before I make new water. Or is that not bad?
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Made new water on Friday and I'm still getting 004 out of the Tds meter I have. The center chamber leaks but its screwed on tightly. May be time for a new unit. Looking for an affordable one with a flush kit so the water doesn't sit in the chambers for a week before I make new water. Or is that not bad?
It's fine to leave the water in there. In fact I'm pretty sure most recommend storing it wet and not dry between uses.
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That makes sense. What's the benefit of a flush kit? I was thinking in getting a new unit. 75gpd one from brs. Built in pressure flush kit and inline Tds meter
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:00 PM   #627
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Are you testing with a hand held meter? I have a inline reads zero after di I would put the water in a 5 gal bucket then test it a day later and it would read 2-4 tds. I was using a bucket that I had saltwater in the residue would cause the reading. Get a inline easier and more accurate,less room for contaminating.
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That makes sense. What's the benefit of a flush kit? I was thinking in getting a new unit. 75gpd one from brs. Built in pressure flush kit and inline Tds meter
A flush kit flushes the RO membrane. It will prolong your membrane's life and help it to maintain its filtering capabilities.
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Yea I'm testing with a handheld meter in the container I store the water in. I tried a red solo cup af first too same reading. I'm going to wait until I need to get new filters, and just buy the new unit instead

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ok so i did a water change last week so I havent tested in a while .. heres what I got.

calcium 18 drops api reef kit = 360
carbonate hardness KH 9 drops = 161.1
phosphates 0
trates 0
pH 8.2
Salinity seems a little low 1.022 what do you think?

how do these look
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