After a successful day yesterday and being too tired to complete my mission I continued today to do just that. I finally got around to changing out the GFO and Carbon in the reactors. That should help tremendously get my numbers (phosphate & nitrates) back in line. Especially considering that also today I worked on my doser and set up the alkalinity dispenser on a different channel (channel #2 wasn't dispensing), setting it as equal outputs as the calcium settings. After going to the trouble of setting up channel #3, I went back to #2 and discovered a clog in the dispensing tube. Oh well, live & learn. But it's now operational at least. I plan on running the gamut of tests to confirm my expectations midweek. Fingers crossed!
January 6, 2019 14:35
Rearranged some rock work (started by accidentally trying to adjust a rock). Recovered some plugs that had become MIA over the last year and discovered my lime green featherduster to be alive after thinking weeks ago that the Starry Blenny had buried under the bottom rocks, killing it. Somehow it survived tho, but unfortunately I can't say the same about the Blenny who also became missing for about a week, reappeared and died the next day.
January 5, 2019 21:41
FINALLY got the RO/DI running as intended with the new booster pump. Now at 60 pounds water pressure it takes a tad over 15 minutes to produce a perfect gallon of water. Changed to DI Resin while I was at it.
January 3, 2019 21:37
Changed cartridges in the RO/DI filter yesterday. Everything but the membrane. TDS reading was "0" but it was taking forever to fill a gallon jug. I thought there might be a clog somewhere along the line. Upon looking at the pressure gauge I found it to be reading extremely low while operating. So I have a new pressure Gauge on order from BRS. Here's hoping it corrects the problem or I might have to contact BRS about the new pump they sent me last month.
November 15, 2018 11:44
Added 3 oz. soda ash to see how the levels hold later into the week.
October 8, 2018 18:51
Added an additional 6.5 oz. Liquid Soda Ash again to Raise levels from 7.1dKH to 10dKH. Now let's see how long this lasts. I just don't get it.
September 22, 2018 22:52
Added 6.7 oz. liquid soda ash after discovering my alkalinity dropped to 6.9.
added 6.5 oz. alk again. This time it bottomed out at 6.5dKh prior to me making adjustments to the dosing pump (now 4ml 6 times a day as opposed to 3ml)
April 26, 2018 22:16
Did water change and ran tests in order to get numbers where I want them. Had to add 6.5 oz. alkalinity in order yo do that. Yeah, it was down to 6.8dkh.
April 19, 2018 09:24
Added 3 oz. alk to raise #?s a tad. Measured at 8.2 prior to the addition. Calcium is now holding at 450! Yippee!!