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Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,922
Posted By AZDesertRat
Rather than using a machine, go to one of the...

Rather than using a machine, go to one of the stores that has a live person on staff like Water & Ice. They always have a conductivity or TDS meter handy and are happy to test the water for you. The...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By AZDesertRat
Sure, they all sell them, but not as a way to...

Sure, they all sell them, but not as a way to save water. They are sold as a way to increase production and thats it. I am working on two large 7.5 and 6 million gallon per day multiple membrane...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,738
Posted By AZDesertRat
DI still is not a problem. No one survives on...

DI still is not a problem. No one survives on water alone much less at the huge quantities it would take to possibly cause problems. The amount of minerals we get from water is almost zero, same with...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By AZDesertRat
Very good unit !

Very good unit !
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By AZDesertRat
Think about it guys. if it were that easy...

Think about it guys. if it were that easy Spectrapure would be selling tons of dual membrane 1:1 or 2:1 systems at $200 a pop and so would everyone else. Those vendors and manufacturers who have been...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By AZDesertRat
The waste is still 4:1 at the final point of...

The waste is still 4:1 at the final point of waste. I make 240 GPD, I waste 240x4 or 960 gallons, its not less. its still 4:1 of the total production. Membranes will not last as long without doing ,...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,738
Posted By AZDesertRat
No one has been able to prove it causes problems...

No one has been able to prove it causes problems so there is no sound scientific or medical evidence to refer you to. The studies which have been conducted by CDC and others is inconclusive . You...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By AZDesertRat
Take a look here, you can't beat this price for a...

Take a look here, you can't beat this price for a Maxcap system.

http://www.azseabottom.com/ROMAXCAP.html
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/11/2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By AZDesertRat
With a TDs of 896 there really is only one RO/DI...

With a TDs of 896 there really is only one RO/DI unit to consider and thats the Spectrapure MaxCap. No other unit on the market has a individually hand tested and guaranteed 98+% rejection rate RO...
Forum: Arizona - Fish & Reef Aquarium Group (FRAG) 01/11/2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By AZDesertRat
Yep, thats it. Always restrict the discharge side...

Yep, thats it. Always restrict the discharge side and never the suction side though.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/10/2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By AZDesertRat
Unfortunately you bought a very low quality...

Unfortunately you bought a very low quality system, the price should have been an indicator, but you are not the first. With RO/DI you really do get what you pay for and its proven over and over. My...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By AZDesertRat
The answer is yes you can, its done all the time....

The answer is yes you can, its done all the time. But, you will not end up with less waste and get the same life out of the RO membranes. This has been tried over and over by the large manufacturers...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By AZDesertRat
Fans work best with both blowing in, one on each...

Fans work best with both blowing in, one on each end. With one in and one out you have the CFM volume of only one fan, you could stack 100 in a row but the last one will only move the same amount of...
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/10/2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By AZDesertRat
1810-xx or 1812-xx series? They are different and...

1810-xx or 1812-xx series? They are different and can be mistaken.
Hopefully the new parts will cure your problem.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By AZDesertRat
Both of the ones you are looking at are pretty...

Both of the ones you are looking at are pretty low quality whne compared to other units in the same price range. This is somewhat typical of large companies trying to cah in on the RO/DI market by...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By AZDesertRat
Correct. It does not matter if you put the flange...

Correct. It does not matter if you put the flange inside or outside the tank as long as you put the gasket next to the flange.
Always install the gasket dry with no sealants or lubricants which can...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/10/2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By AZDesertRat
Dow Filmtec is a brand of membrane. Most vendors...

Dow Filmtec is a brand of membrane. Most vendors use them in the 75 GPD version and they are the number one choice. Its the 100 GPD Dow membrane you want to stay away from not the 75. The 100 is NOT...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/10/2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,432
Posted By AZDesertRat
As always, there are exceptions to every rule....

As always, there are exceptions to every rule. Tap water is not the norm though and for good reason.
Forum: The Reef Chemistry Forum 01/10/2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By AZDesertRat
What brand of RO unit do you have? Are you using...

What brand of RO unit do you have? Are you using the same model number of membrane each time you change it ? Dow Filmtec has a couple different model numbers with the 1812-xx series being the most...
Forum: New to the Hobby 01/10/2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By AZDesertRat
You will get lots of opinions and most will be...

You will get lots of opinions and most will be different. Fortunately there are very few completely wrong answers or completely bad pieces of equipment.
When asking for information or opinions, take...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/10/2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,738
Posted By AZDesertRat
I wish people would quit perpetuating the MYTH...

I wish people would quit perpetuating the MYTH that drinking RO or RO/DI water is bad for you. Its strictly that, a myth. There is no proof that drinking DI is bad. There have been a few inconclusive...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By AZDesertRat
Returning flow back to the sump actually makes a...

Returning flow back to the sump actually makes a centrifugal pump run hotter not cooler. When you restrict the discharge side you reduce the amount of work the pump is required to do and reduce the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By AZDesertRat
I never overflowed my tank, but my first RO...

I never overflowed my tank, but my first RO system was another story! My wife finally made me move it out to the garage after I flooded her kitchen for the third time when I forgot I was filling...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,396
Posted By AZDesertRat
77 degrees is what they are designed to run at....

77 degrees is what they are designed to run at. Most of us do not have 77 degrees especially in winter months but thye will work fine at lower temperatures. Do not try to mix hot and cold water using...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By AZDesertRat
Stick with a vendor that builds and sells water...

Stick with a vendor that builds and sells water treatment devices as their primary business. Companies like Seachem, Kent and others leave a little to be desired.
Look at people like...
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