Originally Posted by Alan79
Can you stop putting images of food on the flickr account. I have to go cook now and i had only planned on looking at fish. Nice to see the RO
changeover is nearly done and everything is digital. I've never had issues with my town water so it is something i haven't thought about before. I always have way too many projects in the works but i should think about setting an RO
unit up. My latest project is a 3 foot 35g i bought for $50. Have a stand waiting to be bolted together and painted, sump to be designed and seeded and then all systems go. Have the drainage from the top tank ready to throw in and a heap of media to drop into the sump. I'm having to decide what i will put in this tank. I will start with moving over 2 BN plecos and replacing them with some cories.
(Pizza? They're home made, fresh dough and everything! I personally recommend the chicken curry or Italian)
Next up is proper test equipment, I'm sick of rough guessing things (API/Hagen/JBL). I need the RO
water, if your tap is hard/alkaline I think they are beneficial (depends on the fish though), also phosphates nitrogen and heavy metals can be reduced with such a system. A combination of RO
cut tap and lighting methods you can achieve good algae control. (Some de chlorinator products bind up heavy metals)
I never had issues with tap water until I got the L030 plec. Then I quickly learned water hardness/alkalinity and such like (don't impulse buy unresearched fish) Most fish available are wide range tolerant. Since I have the unit I use it on all systems, some of you know my back door plan is the reef, that was my reason for fish in a tank (store suggested I learn the ropes on freshwater systems), it just gets more and more involved day by day, the more you learn the more you must find out. Water science is so immense I still don't quite believe the sum of all factors involved.
The digital thing just makes the paperwork less involved. Far less maths far less guessing and no chlorine killed membranes. It was fine at four tanks, 6-7 is too much for the basic unit. I think I added one tank here and there before and cut back because water production was near impossible. This time, largely because I have dedicated space, I solved the production/storage issue. It works great! It should pay for itself over time. The reservoir is 8 containers of water! Perfect for the capacity of the room (providing I pushed the correct buttons on the calculator)
(Check your e-mail.)
What happened to Brutus, the clam plan? I remember you started a fish room.