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KPhilly 07-29-2013 11:32 PM

Planning my 210 gallon reef tank!
 
Piece by piece! I know I can do it. So, I'll start the questions small. Should I use distilled water in the tank? How exactly is the salt mixed and how much would I need? Can I put my heaters in the sump? Any advice on getting started?

mr_X 07-29-2013 11:37 PM

Buy a R.O.D.I. unit and make your own water. Yes, you can put heaters in the sump, and the salt is mixed by you. I use a large pump in the bottom of my mixing barrel, and let it mix overnight. I use a refractometer to tell me when I've put the right amount of salt in.

KPhilly 07-29-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mr_X (Post 2585892)
Buy a R.O.D.I. unit and make your own water. Yes, you can put heaters in the sump, and the salt is mixed by you. I use a large pump in the bottom of my mixing barrel, and let it mix overnight. I use a refractometer to tell me when I've put the right amount of salt in.

I'm not famiar with the unit you're talking about. What kind of water does it put out?

mr_X 07-29-2013 11:41 PM

Perfectly clean water, with zero T.D.S.
It's a must have, for a reef tank IMO.
search "reverse osmosis" on ebay, or look to the sponsors. Bulk Reef Supply sells them.

KPhilly 07-29-2013 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mr_X (Post 2585898)
Perfectly clean water, with zero T.D.S.
It's a must have, for a reef tank IMO.
search "reverse osmosis" on ebay, or look to the sponsors. Bulk Reef Supply sells them.

Maybe I should look for a used one somewhere?

KPhilly 07-29-2013 11:58 PM

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RJT 07-30-2013 12:12 AM

That a great one...I have that one. Filters are cheap

RJT 07-30-2013 12:13 AM

Di resin (on top filter) is old needs to be replaced. Should be golden/green color. Brown means its no longer cleaning like it should

KPhilly 07-30-2013 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by RJT (Post 2585939)
Di resin (on top filter) is old needs to be replaced. Should be golden/green color. Brown means its no longer cleaning like it should

Is it cheap to replace?

RJT 07-30-2013 12:38 AM

Yes its cheap. Most online stores sell them. Get the refill bag which is around $18 for 3 refills.

KPhilly 07-30-2013 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by RJT (Post 2585972)
Yes its cheap. Most online stores sell them. Get the refill bag which is around $18 for 3 refills.

How does it hook up? Is it hard? Where does my water come out?

KPhilly 07-30-2013 01:19 AM

Okay, I got my hands on a RD - 102 system. Now I'll be getting the water I need. Once I get tank and stand, I need to get sump, power filters, and etc. Then live sand. I was going to do a mix of live and non live rock.

RJT 07-30-2013 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by KPhilly25 (Post 2585999)
How does it hook up? Is it hard? Where does my water come out?

I should come with two adapters. One that wraps around the drain pipe under a sink and the other on the cold water supply line. Water comes out line from the filter on top of the rodi unit.

KPhilly 07-30-2013 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by RJT (Post 2586023)

I should come with two adapters. One that wraps around the drain pipe under a sink and the other on the cold water supply line. Water comes out line from the filter on top of the rodi unit.

So, I'll need to catch it in something?

Greenstreet.1 07-30-2013 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by KPhilly25 (Post 2586019)
Okay, I got my hands on a RD - 102 system. Now I'll be getting the water I need. Once I get tank and stand, I need to get sump, power filters, and etc. Then live sand. I was going to do a mix of live and non live rock.

If you are going with a sump you don't need a filter get a sump with a refugium. What do you mean by non live rock?

RJT 07-30-2013 01:48 AM

Is this tank reef ready (drilled)?

KPhilly 07-30-2013 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Greenstreet.1 (Post 2586044)

If you are going with a sump you don't need a filter get a sump with a refugium. What do you mean by non live rock?

I meant powerheads for currents, and non live rock is just rock without BB. You grow some on there.

KPhilly 07-30-2013 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by RJT (Post 2586049)
Is this tank reef ready (drilled)?

Meaning overflows?

RJT 07-30-2013 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by KPhilly25 (Post 2586051)
Meaning overflows?

Yes. Do you have them

RJT 07-30-2013 01:52 AM

What power heads do you have in mind?


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