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post #11 of 23 Old 02-25-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so what kind of RO unit do other people use?
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post #12 of 23 Old 02-25-2013, 11:02 AM
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We do not use a sump we use mostly canister filters in our freshwater tanks. We filter with those and live plants. We have ran Freshwater tanks for a few years now (up to 13 at once at one point in time slowly upgrading to larger tanks) but we are so new to salt it is a huge change.
Is there something I look for to see if it's drilled?
Is there anything you suggest I do?
I am sorry, I read your other post as if the eighty you have now is drilled. You would know if it is: one or two overflows in the corner or center of rear of tank and a hole in the bottom.

You can drill a tank yourself: Glass Holes to set it up for a sump, or use an overflow siphon: CPR Aquatics

I have never drilled a tank myself, but I have drilled glass. Take your time. I have used the CPR CS90 and felt secure because of the auto-start feature that it has.



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I really don't want to risk the tank and drill myself... is there a way to do it without drilling?
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Ok so what kind of RO unit do other people use?
This one would get the job done, but there are better ones out there. You might have to change the filters more on this one (especially the membrance, those are usually specific to the manufacturer)

You will also need a TDS meter. This will tell you what the Total Dissolved Solids are in the water. You want that to be as close to zero as possible.



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I really don't want to risk the tank and drill myself... is there a way to do it without drilling?
THis CPR Aquatics overflow box is made for not drilling, it uses a continuous siphon to pull water from the tank and over the side down to the sump.

You should use the Aqualifter pump to keep the siphon continuous.



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post #16 of 23 Old 02-25-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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I actually have something that looks like this that came with the other 80 gallon tank I was unsure what it was for :)
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I actually have something that looks like this that came with the other 80 gallon tank I was unsure what it was for :)
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I actually have something that looks like this that came with the other 80 gallon tank I was unsure what it was for :)
Which post was this in reference to?



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post #19 of 23 Old 02-25-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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here are some of the items I received with the other tank
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The top picture is a Protein Skimmer (looks like a Prizm skimmer, not the best but can be made to work with some minor mods) and the bottom picture looks like a UV Sterilizer.



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