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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by screwloose, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. TigerIssey

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    The new layout after the server change has helped greatly [thumbup.gif]

    Good to hear you are ok now [thumbup1.gif]
     
  2. rabbut

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    Little bit [offtopic.gif] but hey... [001_smile.gif]

    18 is high for a feed into your unit of 300. It should be 3 or less really. I would give the membrane a prolonged (30-60mins) flush and then re-test after it's had half an hour or so running in "use" mode [thumbup1.gif] If that reading stays high after that, I'd recommend a new membrane [023.gif]
     
  3. screwloose

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    godamnit...not had it 6 months [031.gif]
     
  4. Clearwater

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    HI Nev

    just found this thread, been away all week

    sorry to read of your problems

    Did you get a polly filter, they aint cheep but do a great job?
     
  5. rabbut

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    I assume you routinely flush the membrane before and after each use? I also assume you haven't made more than about 500g of water have you?

    At 6 months old it shouldn't be faulty yet, it would suggest an underlying fault if it's gone down this early. [023.gif]
     
  6. screwloose

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    yer always flush it,,,the rest am unsure...lol

    tested phos on it today from output which was 0
     
  7. rabbut

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    Ah, the hazards of going off-topic [001_rolleyes.gif]

    Nev, the prolonged flush and then review of the situation was aimed at Bill, not you [thumbup1.gif] Unless your membrane's output TDS is high too? [032.gif]

    Bill, if you need to discuss your RO unit, it may be worth splitting into another thread?
     
  8. mariaarthur247

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    erm...... nevs tds was 18 after the membrane. i was just stating that i have never checked mine after the membrane but before the di pod & did not know if his was high at 18 matey.

    bill
     
  9. rabbut

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    Ah, doh, missed than [blushing.gif] Sorry, I'm confusing myself here, let alone you guys [007.gif]
     
  10. mariaarthur247

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    lol i did wonder if you meant me after that post. nev knew it was his membrane (i think) i was talking about. getting confused here too now.

    bill
     
  11. screwloose

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    ya pair of wierdo's );,
     
  12. rabbut

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    Right, that's it :banned: [001_tt2.gif]
     
  13. TigerIssey

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    Just to point out, I have a TDS of 0 after the membrane and before DI.

    18 does seem high, I was under the impression that the DI was just to mop up the last few bits, ie 7 and below down to 0???
     
  14. screwloose

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    i hate my tank [035.gif]
     
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    Nev, I take it its not getting better? if not I would seriously think about getting some of your corals out. I know it would be a pain in the ar*e but its better than losing them all.
     
  16. Clearwater

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    some of the water around Warrington/Newton Le Willows is Bore hole water and is very hard and alkaline

    dont know what Nev's is like

    Nev if you use this link, just enter post code

    http://www.unitedutilities.com/waterquality.htm
     
  17. screwloose

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    yer its defo bore hole here,,,

    it is being converted,,or has allready started to a membrane system over the next year or so
     
  18. rabbut

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    This is indeed the case Tina. DI only grabs ionic compounds though, so is nowhere near as effective as a membrane, hence why it's only used for "mopping up". A high TDS going into it will cause it to saturate more quickly too, increasing the unit's running costs [034.gif]
     
  19. TigerIssey

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    How are things going Nev?

    Was this the first time you had used iodine at all? Or was this the first time using the TT??

    Also was your ozone running at the time?

    I found this and I had completely forgotten I had wrote it. Blame it on the drugs.

    If you use ozone all the time ensure you do not add any Iodine supplements, if any ozone gets into the tank, it can convert iodine into its very usable form and the iodine level will skyrocket, this will poison half your corals and inverts and possibly fish depending on the level.
     
  20. Ged

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    I got Nev some polyfilter from his credit at FW the other day, so hopefully that will have done some good.
     
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