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Old 11-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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My treated water storage system

When you are trying to get your water right and avoid chemicals, you have to do three things, remove chlorine, remove chloramines and remove ammonia. After doing much reading about the dangers of chemically treating water, I decided to do a simple DIY project. First I used 2 whirlpool whole house water filters with carbon inserts (these are very restrictive) next the water went into a water polisher and finally into a 24W UV sterilizer. Once sterilized, I stored in a 32 gallon can with an air stone, power head, heater and a spout on the bottom for extraction. this gives me aged water that is fully clear of chlorine, chloramines, heavy metals and other impurities. Took about 3 hours to build once you have the parts.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Wow Dwyane that is quite the set up yet it looks quite simple to do.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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Well my setup isn't fancy as yours but been running for over 4 years.
The tank "garbage container" on the left used to grow LR, I'm draining my used water from the display here since its full or trace element and high in calcium, haven sold a lot of LR, so far this is the third set I'm growing, hold about 30lb so at $4/lb at least gets me a new bucket of H2Ocean salt 2x a year 😉
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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thats a great idea. where is it stored? I'm limited, the garage gets over 120F during the summer, the outside temp is over 90F
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #5
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I live in Tampa so I understand your concerns. Have you thought about freezing a quantity of your treated water and adding it to your warm water to cool it off? Have you thought about getting 5 gallon plastic containers, filling them and keeping them in an inside closet or other dark and cool place. My only concern is that warm to hot water loses O2, so you would have to use an air stone or some other method to put the O2 back. But on the other hand, warm to hot water is sterile...no bad things could survive. There is a way around the issues...you just have to be creative.......good luck....Dwayne
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Storing it in my bsmt furnace room on 3/4" plywood.
Have many brittle star, mysis shrimps and some low maintenance softies, don't have heater in it but stays around 21-23c in summer and ~20 in the winter.
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