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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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RO is in kitchen upstairs. Split off from there using 60’ish of LDPE left over from CO2 build, to basement at the “preparation station” where it’s heated and treated in a 29g Petco special tank. Also doubles as a fertilizer
mixing plant. Danner Mag 5 pump brings it up through into the floor into the wall and through a low voltage pass through into a custom PVC water spreader thingy I made. Water fill up I storage tank is controlled by float valve and behind that flood guardian. The Mag I control with an RFID remote outlet. Cut my WC by like 75%!!
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Very good! Reserve water was became one of my primary "stress-relievers"! Any time I got into a question of fish not acting just right, I loved have a barrel of water to allow me to do a major water change, just "because". But then, with the water barrel, I found there was a problem with my mind becoming distracted. That left me also buying a bunch of the cheap water alarms off the auction site. At $7 each , I found they were great to stick on any tank or barrel that I might run over in the floor! Whether refilling the reserve or just filling a tank, I found dozens of ways to flood the place. Fortunately my fish room is a slab floor with laminate on top so no major harm was done except to my attitude.
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@PlantedRich good call. I think my next move is looking into an alarm systems
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Or better yet, use 2 float valves. Better to catch it before it overfills than after
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@natemcnutty yes yes yes. Considered it and liked how inexpensive they are. I got the first float valve and was amazed at how flimsy it was! My secondary I ended up with is an electronic solenoid. The third would be an everything-has-failed-alarm
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Iím going to try the jebao 12000 for my pump it has a max of 3170gph with a max head height of 20ish ft on my setup .
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I’m going to try the jebao 12000 for my pump it has a max of 3170gph with a max head height of 20ish ft on my setup .
I looked at that. If I went new I would’ve likely ended up on it. Overpowered but controllable. My one complaint is it takes about 18-20 mins to get all the water up.... while I sit in a chair and watch it. If one comes up used for a steal might get it
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I looked at that. If I went new I wouldíve likely ended up on it. Overpowered but controllable. My one complaint is it takes about 18-20 mins to get all the water up.... while I sit in a chair and watch it. If one comes up used for a steal might get it
Yea true I just went with a over kill pump I hate when I trie to save money and end up with somthing I donít like lol
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And we continue down the rabbit hole. It’s funny how a hobby that’s inexpensive to get into quickly turns into a list of things I “need” lol
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Very nice.....I like it........looks like Breaking Bad!


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@Greggz thank you. And yes breaking bad is the general consensus people have come up with on Snapchat as well. Really happy with the way it’s going. Going to break out the table saw soon to get some drawers and shelves to put the little things away. There’s a cabinet of these little things all in a disgusting pile. Weird to think how into this I am, but the forum lets me know I’m not alone.
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