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Old 08-24-2010, 10:20 PM   #11
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How do you get the water out of the tank?

I cant seem to get mine out. When its all hooked up, the tank fills and the auto shut off valve stops the water. Then when I turn on the faucet nothing comes out.

Without pressure in the tank I cant push the water out. Now I got a full tank siting in my basement collecting dust. I rigged up a 5 gal bucket with a spicket on the bottom and a connector for the 3/4" tube going thought the lid. I hook the storage tank line from the RO to the connector and the bucket fills. It works good cause the systm is slow, so I can leave it on while Im at work and not worry about the bucket overflowing.

Having the faucet would be soo much better though. I have a 46 gal reef with a 20 gal sump. I need about a half gal a day for evaporation and around 20 gal for monthly water change. The on demand feature would be perfect for daily fills due to evaporation, and all I need to do is plan water changes and store the water till I have what I need. Plus I could fill up a cup for drinking every now and then.

I think I need a new tank, but I wanted to be able to store a little bit more water. Does anyone know where to get new storage tanks?
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To get the water out of the tank, disconnect the tank from the system and take it outside. Open up the valve on top, hook up an airtank to the air valve (I have a little 5g portable airtank) and blow the water out of the top. Once the water is out, you want between 7-10 psi of air in the tank. You can pump it up higher to get the water out, but then drop it back down.

I got my system from Filter Direct/Water General. They sell tanks seperately but I have no idea if the price is good or not.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:06 PM   #13
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The tank has no valve, didnt come with one. Can I pump water out without a valve?

I think Im going to get a new one. All the ones Ive seen have a ball valve that comes with the tank, or is added for a fee. But just to make sure, I can get a bigger tank right?
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:14 PM   #14
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The size of the holding tanks doesnt really matter as long as you have space for it. No you need the valve, if a line breaks loose believe me that ball valve comes in VERY handy.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:11 PM   #15
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Thank you whitedevil. I can see how a ball valve is very handy. Now it says that when I change the membrane filter I should sanitize the system, with bleach. Does this mean I can't use the water for my tank?
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