Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-03-2005, 04:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
RO/DI TDS out of container

So, still having algae issues. My tap water is measuring 125 TDS out of faucet, 001 TDS out of RO/DI, but 025 TDS out of the container that I keep the water in. Now, the container is a 5 gallon jug I was keeping spring water in previously.

If I buy a brand new 5 gallon water jug should it be okay for the long haul, or is there some kind of cleaning technique to keep it cleaR of desolved solids?

I think I finally figured out how I have no phosphates out of ro/di, but 0.5ppm in my tank.

Any help would be appreciated.

- Skins
__________________

__________________
SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
Does the jug have a lid? Many of us use the rigid brand of trashcans for water storage.
__________________

__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
Yes, it has a cap. It's a water jug that is tipped upside down into a water cooler.

It's easy to carry up and down the stairs. I'm curious if I buy a brand new one, should I be cleaning it in between usage somehow.
__________________
SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 09:50 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Debary, Florida
Posts: 512
I was told by the dealer I bought my RO/DI from that the RO/DI water can leach contaminates out of older containers. So, if the jug youre using has had dirty water or other stuff in it, the water might be leaching it out.
__________________
AndyH5512 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 03:12 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishfreek
Does the jug have a lid? Many of us use the rigid brand of trashcans for water storage.
How do the rigid brand trashcans perform? How does the stored RO/DI test out with these, compared with the TDS of the RO/DI's output water? TIA
__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 08:29 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
I use a Rubbermaid Brute trashcan and I leave RO/DI water in it with no leaching. Mine comes out with 1 TDS whenever I test it. Old or new.
__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 12:32 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
So, could this 25 TDS out of the container be the cause of my .5 PO4 that I just can't seem to get rid of with chaeto or phosBan?
__________________
SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 02:56 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
Check the ro/di water before you leave it in the can... Have you tested you tap water for po4? It is possible that you need a 2nd Di to get rid of all the PO4.
__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 03:44 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
My RO/DI TDS reads 0 or 1 out of RO/DI. Does 0 TDS not nec. mean no PO4? Now, I'm really confused. I should be testing for PO4 out of RO/DI in addition to TDS?
__________________
SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 05:40 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
TDS is total disolved solids, it does not measure PO4 or Nitrates you need test kits for this. So you could have 0 TDS and still have PO4 in your water.
__________________

__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ro/di

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TDS meter... TDS? stratmaster General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 09-25-2009 06:29 PM
TDS in....TDS out of RO well water for reef jackdp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 11-26-2006 10:59 AM
First Container garden and algae acpart Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 3 06-22-2005 01:05 PM
betta container dax29 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 04-19-2005 03:22 PM
new refuge container question Wally Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 03-10-2004 04:51 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.