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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Do sediment pre-filters and carbon block filters go bad (on an RO/DI machine)? I plan on buying in bulk, and I want to know if this is feasible (considering that some filters may go unused for years)? Thanks.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have heard a recommendation to use a BRS Reactor with GFO & Carbon. Wouldn't the use of carbon filtration remove the trace elements gained with water changes? Why use carbon? Thanks
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I only needed to fill two DI cartridges, I ordered 5 lbs of media:confused: Do I just double bag the stuff and save it? It will take a couple of years to use up this amount. It is moist in the bag so I am worried about mold or drying out. How long can I store it or are the folks at our...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, you said be patient – I was, I waited an extra week J Anyway, here it is day 35 and I have loaded my Tank (kinda and within $$$). Don’t’ worry unlike my first post, pics are included below. Specs are listed below. Stock 24g JBJ Nano, added a Koralia for flow (nano version) 20 lbs LS, 10...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all ,I have a question about my water system .It is a six stage system with 3 di canisters and is only like 2 months old and everything has been fine till my last bunch of water I made my tds was up like 25 I wouldnt think the filters need changing yet. What the question is how long and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i have 55 gal.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Any reason why i couldnt use treated tap water for quarantine. While replacing my ro/di carbon block filter i dropped the housing and it cracked:doh:
  8. General Reef Discussion
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  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I can't seem to find the aquamaxx replacement filters online.. Even aquamaxx's website doesn'y have them listed. I've searched a few places and search comes up with nothing. Where do you guys find them?:confused:
  10. General Reef Discussion
    can anyone tell me if this item is worth getting or is there a more perfered item to get. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120147608490&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:middle:us
  11. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    Does anyone have an RO and/or DI filter for sale?:help:
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    Since i may be upgrading fo a 24 to a 75 i'am without a doubt not going to be buying water from the local grocery store. Water change amounts triple and evap i'am sure will be a little worse with more intense lighting., so i think it will be time to buy a unit. I was just wondering how long on...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I finally joined thereeftank. It looks like a nice place with many more locals which is great. I look forward to alot of reading and posting. I know I am new so I wanted to give a few details about myself. I have been to a few of the meetings with Eddie and Stacie (RacerW). I am a pretty...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    When i started in this hobby I was dying with all the stuff i was told i HAD TO DO... test everything on a regular basis, fill the water every minute, watch this, add that... it is enough to make a newbie scream and run the other way... between the testing and skimming and trying to keep my...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering what everbody's thoughts are on the two. Im going to be setting up my 90gal soon and i have an automatic top up setup filtered with a RODI unit. For my water changes i was going to be using a carbon block filter that is hooked directly up to my tap in my kitchen. Any thoughts...
  16. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    Last year I began using loose catalytic carbon, in place of the carbon block type media, in my RO/DI unit. It worked ok and it did extend the life of my DI cartridge by approximately 50%. However, recently the loose carbon containers have clogged up my RO/DI unit. Although there are many...
  17. NFMAS Members only
    Figured I'd ask the group. It's time to change my filters and I'm wondering if I should put the same that were in there. Currently there is one 5 micron prefilter followed by 2 carbon block filters which I guess are 1 micron. What does everyone else use? The reason I know it's time is my...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have to share a big learning experience I had this weekend. Found out my RO/DI unit wasn't working, that is, it was putting massive amounts of phosphates and Gosh-knows in the RO water. I checked the output RO water and it was loaded with phosphates and the pH was way alkaline! I was...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I got this used SpectraPure CHP 25 GPD RO System today at my LFS for $10.00 I think I got a deal, but I dont know why the blue and yellow both go to nothing. I know the blue goes to another filter but why is the yellow open?? and any ideas what each filter does?? Thanks for your help in advance
  20. General Reef Discussion
    My family gets water delivered to our house for the coolers. I was thinking - maybe these companies like Poland Spring offer distilled water sent to the house. I'm still trying to find out for sure of any companies that offer distilled or RO water for delivery in my area. Could I use that water...
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