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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I live in a city with very hard water. I have a Kenmore water softener. The softened water is very salty and has a TDS of 850 ppm. This water is then filtered by a 5 stage RO/DI filter with filmtec membrane manufactured by Air Water and Ice. I just changed the filters (not the membrane)...
  2. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I was in walmart the other day and they had tds meters in the automotive section by where the rv stuff is. They were only like 12 or so dollars does any one know if these are any good?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have RO ...but I also have a soft water....so will the soft water have a negative impact on top offs? The son of the owner at my LFS tells me that having soft water is really bad??? what do you guys think.. with out soft water i would be changing membranes like crazy on the RO..
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all...I have a RO/DI system that I got through ebay (very similar to this one): http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUASAFE-MAXIMUS-COMBO-REVERSE-OSMOSIS-WATER-FILTER_W0QQitemZ160243447351QQihZ006QQcategoryZ20684QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Question is...I have had it for about 2 years and I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Whenever I do a water change I have to use my usual tap water, can I find RO/DI water at my local grocery store? If so what kind? Also are Petcos pre-mixed saltwater RO/DI water?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    It was warm enough to get out in the garage and start my stand today so I thought I would also start a build thread. Here is a run down of my system as it is today. (I change my mind a lot) 90 gallon All-Glass aquarium Custom stand and canopy 30 gallon sump 15 gallon refugeium DIY recirc...
  7. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    So, my wife became concerned about our well water. She told me that we should proably buy a good whole house water filter. I immediatly jumped on board, since that'll save my RO/DI system as well as buy a new one....and tell her it's for the house... :idea: :beer: Anyways, wondering what you...
  8. Freshwater Discussion
    Any more suggestions about water filtration system, water purifier, water softener that can be useful to my studies?. Because I'm working my thesis right now and need to gather more relevant information regarding my study. Any suggestions are highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  9. Freshwater Discussion
    Does garlic poweder work like garlic medicine? I have several fish that have scales and fins falling off. Not shure if its a few aggresive fish (wich i do have some) or something elses. Any Ideas? The scales fall of and leave white meat showing, they dont seem to be distressed by it. The fins...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hello Lady and Gents I am very new to the saltwater hobby I am crossing over from Freshwater. I just got a 110 gallon tank. I have a sump, and overflow. What should I do to get started and what else do I need in my tank???
  11. nano build off 2008
    Big "Hi" from down under (Australia) :wavey:, I'm a brand new member at thereeftank.com (first post!) and I'm totally stoked about this year's build-off! I intend to bring a unique tank to the competition both in terms of livestock and hardware setup. My main skills are in electronics design...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am installing a high end water softener on my house today and was wondering how the water would be after treatment? I run an RO/DI off of a drilled well and now wonder if Ic an do the same after the Rain Soft system? Any input is appreciated.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    OK - I have made up my mind. I am going to resurrect the 58G tank. I tried to sell it and I heard every story in the book why people cant buy it after they agreed to. It has to be a sign. Plus I have most of everything so it wont cost nearly as much as a larger new tank. SO! Here is what I...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    In my condo I had the RO/DI system hooked up under the kitchen sink. In my new house the cabinet under the sink is allot smaller and now the tank will be downstairs in my living room. Now I have to find a spot to hook it up. I was thinking in my furnace/laundry room but I dont have a...
  15. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Water parameters as follows: Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0 or .25 depending on test kit PH 8.2 alk 1.9 temp 76.6 Salinity 1.025 After the reef meeting on Saturday I placed all my new goodies in my 45 gallon after acclimating. Everything looked good. I had some brownish strands hanging off the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!!! Last day of work before my vacation!! Well that is if it happens. My sisters sister in law is very ill. She is 38 yrs old and was doing fine last week and then all of a sudden boom shes on life support. She somehow come down with a staff infection and it got into her blood stream...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I use a 55g with a PH and heater to hold my SW. Just for the heck of I tested it tonnigh. Everything was tight where I expected it. the nitrates were 15ppm! Weird! I thought I had a bad test so I used a different kit and the same 15ppm. Wen't up stairs and checked my display tankes and to 5ppm...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone! I was just wondering how I can tell when its time to change my filters in my ro/di unit? It's 7 months old I use it for top water and water changes about 20-25 gallon every other week. My tds is really low even before using it (35). I bought it from www.airwaterice.com and its one...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok in my living room I have (all on the same breaker) my 75 with 2x 250w MH and 2 96w PC lights, my display refuge with 2x 65w Pc lights, sump with 3 750gph pumps and 750 in the 75 and I'm going to add 2 more PHs to the 75 probally Koralias. Also I have a 52" HDTV and home theater sound between...
  20. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Well, I thought I would post our 72 gallon bowfront. We started as fish only, so our bioload is pretty high since we've started adding corals. Fish, unless noted, there is only one of each; Yellow Tang Flame Angel Pajama Cardinal False Percula Wrasse? Purple tile fish 1-3 stripe, 1-blue...
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