mixing station

  1. Connor-Waddle

    UV steralization on salt mixing station?!

    Hi guys! I know the title sounds ridiculous, why would you run a uv sterilizer on a mixing station? Long story short my step dad has had some health issues in the past which had led him to using a CPAP machine. With a CPAP machine you need to use distilled water due to the fact that it has no...
  2. A

    Build Thread Cade 2100

    New Cade 2100 finally in the house. Cable and dosing line management going on inside, and mixing station happening in the garage. The tank will be going up against the grey wall. Ikea cabinet came up a treat in the garage. Still plenty to do but it's taking shape.
  3. Jayanth

    Build Thread My Waterbox Reef 130.4 Build

    Hello All! I starting this thread to showcase my Waterbox 130.4 build. I have planned a lot on automation and a lot of gadgets. I am indeed a control freak. My Waterbox 130.4 finally arrived here in Canada after around 3 months. Some of the equipments that I have now and will be adding more...
  4. Leon Gorani

    What is this growing in my rodi container?

    I have filled my rodi container and mixed it with salt and had the heater turned on and let it circulate for more than a week. I was unable to use the water immediately due to being sick. Now when I looked inside of it I found this brownish film along the edge and the water itself looks kinda...

    Waterbox Reef 220.6 DREAMBUILD

  6. fdevans

    Mixing Station Build with Images and Lessons Learned

    The mixing station wasn't on my original budget, but was always in the plan. My LFS isn't conveniently close enough to drop in on so self sufficiency was important. I didn't track all the costs but it definitely spiraled into quite the project. Since it's been up and running for a bit now...
  7. ariellemermaid

    Help Us Design a Fish Room!

    So we’re installing a new 200g system in a finished basement. It just recently occurred to me that because there’s an unfinished room off the basement, we have open trusses, and we’re going to have a hole in the ceiling anyway from installing new electrical circuits, that we can have a fish...
  8. sarahgo

    Sarah’s IM 75EXT and Manifold Fed Display Refugium Build

    Hi everyone, I’m super stoked to finally be posting my 6 month long build thread this week. This is my first build thread, and it has lots of DYI, from building a light box for the main display, to conversion of a media cabinet for control purposes, and drilling my first tank. It’s been fun, and...
  9. nivekid

    Mixing Station Explanation & Instructions

    Hello all, I'm currently in the process of buying a house. This house has a concrete floored room that will be my first ever fish room. I would like to set up a nice mixing station like a see so many of you have. Does anyone know of a good write up on how these mixing stations are plumbed, how...
  10. Leon Gorani

    TDS coming from mixing container? How do you keep yours clean?

    I have two brute trash cans that I use for my rodi storage and mixing station. I’m gonna call the clean rodi water storage can Can A, and the other one I’ll call can B which I used to use to make the saltwater mix. Normally I use can A just to store and heat the new rodi water and can B to make...
  11. G

    Water Mixing Setup Design Help

    Hello R2R! So I am getting ready to set up a "smart" water mixing station. With that, I am in the beginning stages of planning the design. I have my hands on 3 65-gal pickling containers, so those will be my storage containers. 2 drums will be stacked on each other (connected with PVC) for...
  12. Cavalina

    Water from new Salt Water Mixing Station smells like PVC glue -- discard it?

    HI All, I recently completed my salt water mixing station. It has a two container vertical alignment that relies on a fair amount of PVC pipe. This morning I mixed my first batch of salt water (10 gallons) and poured it into a couple of 5 gallon jugs. Everything worked great, BUT....... I'm...
  13. Cavalina

    Small Mixing Station: Need R2R Expert Advice!

    Hi Guys, For years I have trudged over to my LFS once a month or more to refill my collection of 5 gallon jugs. But this will be coming to an end fairly soon -- later this week I will be receiving a 4 stage BRS Value Plus RODI unit. I plan on placing the unit under my utility sink in my mud...
  14. fox0521

    Why is my newly mixed saltwater dirty??

    I’ve noticed my newly mixed saltwater having some brown “stuff” in it lately. Tried rinsing and wiping away the brown build up on the walls of the container (nfs brute can), but it came back after a couple mixes. The last water change I did on my 55 g seemed to tick off my Duncan and hammer...
  15. golgobot

    Build Thread Jonathan's Waterbox 130.4 with Detailed Plumbing Diagrams

    It's been 20 years since I kept fish and now seems as good a time as any to start up again and it's amazing how much the hobby and technology has changed in that time. Since January 1st 2021, I've been slowly building my reef tank piece by piece. It's only been 6 weeks, and I don't event have...
  16. golgobot

    Waterbox 130.4 Build

    It's been 20 years since I kept fish and now seems as good a time as any to start up again and it's amazing how much the hobby and technology has changed in that time. Since January 1st 2021, I've been slowly building my reef tank piece by piece. It's only been 6 weeks, and I don't event have...
  17. Zoaologist

    Best pump for water station?

    What’s the best pump out there to hook up to a mixing station? I have two 210 gallon drums that it would be hooked up to and I mix about 600 gallons of water a week. I’ve gone through 3 L2 pumps in less then a year so it’s time for some better options that can stand up to mixing the salt. Any...
  18. Zach B

    Build Thread My Dream Build 150

    My 150g tank from SCA arrived today & looks great! I am so excited to be upgrading our 45g reef tank to this one. Within the next few months I will be buying my equipment, building a stand, building a 75g sump, reinforcing my existing floor & building a fish room in the basement where all of my...
  19. sdreef

    Large Build SDReef's 330G CDA Acropora Dominant Mixed Reef

    December 2020 November 25, 2021 One year old Since 2015, I've been keeping a 60 cube tank. I used dry rock and the system took some time to mature and eventually evolved into an acropora dominant mixed reef. I enjoy seeing larger colonies, but space was getting tight and with my wife's...
  20. M

    Mixing Station - Winter Climate

    Recently upgraded my tank from a 40g AIO to ~120g total volume and now need to be able to make my own water both RODI and salt. I am in the process of getting all my ducks in a row to build a mixing station. Here is my question/ situation: I live in KC where in winter we can have a stretch of...
  21. Joshua Mummery

    Arizona WTB WTB pump for a mixing station

    Like the title states, looking for a pump for a mixing station. Doesn't need to be that impressive as the head pressure will only be around 2-3'. thanks
  22. Bepis

    making my own Saltwater Mixing Station

    Hello peeps, just wanted to get everyones thoughts on this. I have two 32 g brute trashcans that I've drilled holes in for bulkheads, I then bought all the plumbing and a hydor seltz d 1000. I have all the necessary valves, float switch, and BRS RODI system. PS needed this for entry in giveaway.
  23. Billldg

    Large Build Bills CDA 225 gal 72x30x24 tank upgrade/SPS Dream Tank!!!

    Well, today is the day. I finalized my order and put a down payment on what will be my dream tank. I ordered a Crystal Dynamic Aquariums 225 gal tank along with metal stand. Below is what I plan on installing in the tank. Tank and stand: Crystal Dynamic Aquariums 225 gal 72x30x24 tank with...
  24. J

    Build Thread Time to revisit the reef after 15 years - Adding salt water to the fish room (build out)

    A little late starting this, but after 15 years I finally decided to try reefing again. Currently set up in the fish room are 15 freshwater tanks (really 16). Swore I wasn't going to go down the reef path again, but it was always there tempting me. So after months of debating and catching up on...
  25. ReefSentinel

    Large Build ReefSentinel’s 200g Mini Barrier Reef build.

    Hello All & welcome to my build thread Following many hours of research over the past 6-12mths, watching many Youtube channels (BRS, fishofhex, Saltwater Aquarium etc) and following some great build threads here I am jumping in to share on my reef build journey. You are all welcome to join the...
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