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post #21 of 58 Old 05-30-2012, 11:56 PM
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This item ships to Europe. Ebay.de is annoying to use as obviously it is all in German.

DI filters are basically an extra filtration stage in making RO water, they take the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) to zero and create 99.9% pure water.

High phosphates as I found I had in my tank, create Cyano Algae (BAD!), I bought a product called Pura Phoslock as here. I have it in my sump and it has worked very well so far.

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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post #22 of 58 Old 05-31-2012, 12:12 AM
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This item ships to Europe. Ebay.de is annoying to use as obviously it is all in German.

DI filters are basically an extra filtration stage in making RO water, they take the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) to zero and create 99.9% pure water.

High phosphates as I found I had in my tank, create Cyano Algae (BAD!), I bought a product called Pura Phoslock as here. I have it in my sump and it has worked very well so far.
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post #23 of 58 Old 05-31-2012, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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YAY!! I think i found something How is this? The translation:Product description:
You are bidding on a mixed bed resin cartridge activated carbon for removal of viruses, germs and bacteria.

Application:
For all standard osmosis or SIDE by SIDE filter.
The filter is supplied with 2 x HOSE QUICKANSCHLÜSS__.
The cartridge is welded pack!

The filter includes two filter stages!

First Filtering stage:
Ionized resin against viruses, germs, bacteria (99.99% efficiency)

Second Filtering stage:
Activated carbon (coconut-charcoal) to smell, taste, chlorine, color.
The special activated carbon from specially prepared and cleaned Kokusschalen. These special activated carbon filter, due to their porous structure, a very large surface area, which is ideal for the addition of fault and pollutants. Located in the application of activated carbon filters by the addition of smell and taste undesirable substances (eg humic acids), chlorinated hydrocarbons, persistent halogenated hydrocarbons, manganese compounds and particulate matter - the latter are retained mechanically. Installation instructions are included and must be respected. By installing these installation instructions to be accepted!

Specifications

Specifications:
Flow rate: 2.8 l min /
Life expectancy: 2500 liters
Operating temperature to 37 degrees Celsius
STERILIZATION RATE: 99.99%

- Dimensions female: 1/4 inch
- Diameter: 53 mm
- Length: 254 mm
- Flow rate: max. 2.8 l / min
- Temperature: max. 37 ° C
- Capacity: 9,000 liters

Installation
In all areas of application of the filter must be enclosed installation instructions are always followed. The installation and operation of facilities available filters also require the installation of a water-stop system (extra). A water-Stop system automatically stops the water supply (eg at a fraction of the filter or leakage of the filter or its components) Refer also to your professional installer!



How is this??
And if i cannot get the DI canister Is THIS okay instead to remove the phosphate?Do i need a carbon Or calcium reactor for a reef?


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post #24 of 58 Old 05-31-2012, 10:26 AM
The first link with the cartridge appears to be what we are looking for. I would not use that liquid stuff to remove phosphates. Chemipure or phosphate pad, or something along those lines. You do not need a Calcium or Carbon Reactor for a Reef tank.
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post #25 of 58 Old 05-31-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Ok So i will buy that cartridge and not the phosphate remover thing.Good to know i wont need it since it would just be lots more money and time to spend.Another question- what is " Dosing Schedule"?


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post #26 of 58 Old 06-01-2012, 12:32 AM
When you add chemicals to the tank. Only when needed, depending on what your keeping. Your checking for Calcium, Alkalinity, Phosphates, Magnesium, PH. You can test for many more things, but those are the tops when running a Reef.
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post #27 of 58 Old 06-01-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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So do i have to add anything to the Reef tank i will have? and if i do what chemicals etc. do i have to add? because you did not mention anything about this. Just curious and trying to learn as much as can


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post #28 of 58 Old 06-01-2012, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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About the salt. I was wondering if i could just buy unrefined sea salt instead of all the other salt or if i could collect sea water from a place where i know corals grow and take the salt from that?I heard that the salt which you reccomended to me was not so good for reefs because it lacks some of the elements needed for coral growth?


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post #29 of 58 Old 06-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Interesting on the use of Instant Ocean not being good for a Reef tank. Thats all I've used for mine in the last 5 years. Maybe try Reef Crystals. You can use Ocean Water, no problem there. You'll want to watch those elements that I listed, you may not has to dose anything but Calcium, but you must keep them all within the number guide lines in order to have a successful tank.
Aquarium Chemistry; Calcium, KH, GH, pH, Electrolytes, Magnesium, Mineral Ions, Cations
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post #30 of 58 Old 06-02-2012, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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So i Can make my own salt? and also buy unrefined sea salt and use it? Could you tell me the parameters of all the minerals etc that i will have to watch in my aquarium? Like how much calcium there should be etc. So i have to just buy calcium that i add to my tank? Nothing else? like magnesium etc?


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