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Old 01-01-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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RO/DI filter has been stored....

... and unfortunately, wasnt stored empty. We evacuated from Hurricane Ivan, then moved to .. where else, but NO, LA.... /sigh

It has been sitting almost 9 months with water in it. Today, I ran it for about an hour, then tested the water, everything seems in order, no odor ect.

How do I tell if it's REALLY ok to use? My FOWLR tank has only been set up 3 weeks, still cycling with LR and shrimp, no livestock yet, so I have some time before I need to use it for my mixing tanks.

Anyone have any experiance with this? Any ideas? TIA
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The main concern will be bacteria, you should be able to test that with convensional kits, NH3, NO2 & NO3. You can test the efficiencey of the unit with a TDS meter to see what numbers you get. I would be sure to back flush the unit for a good ½ hr or so and it wouldn't hurt to replace all the prefilters and DI resin, most likely the membrane is fine.

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Is this an adequate TDS Meter?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TDS-METER-RO-DI-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Is this an adequate TDS Meter?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TDS-METER-RO-DI-...QQcmdZViewItem
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<<This one>> would suit your nees just fine..

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