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  1. justingraham

    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    First is the end a clean cut? Great so continue to the next statment if not start with that.

    If u have sand paper or emery cloth sand down the lip of the tubing just a little. The tube should be pushed in almost a half inch to completely seal it and sometimes with a lip on the tube it won’t seat all the way. If memory serves me right it was like I pushed the rod in and then had to push it in one more time. Hope this helps
     

  2. CeeGee

    CeeGee Active Member MTRCMember

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    Had to come back and give proper feedback on this.

    With quite a bit of effort I was able to finally get this working but I had to sort it out a bit differently than in the video as what you guys did simply didn't work for me. This was much more difficult (for me) than it looks in the videos and although I got it going I am going to have to order some more Neptune systems dosing line (I find it to work a tad better than anything else I have tried because it feels a bit more "sturdy").

    I am really glad you gave me a reply Randy as it gave me the will to try it one more time instead of trashing everything and also thank you to justingraham for the same nudge to get me to give it another shot. I sure hope others who try this have an easier time than I did.
     
  3. justingraham

    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    U have any pics I wonder what u had to do differently

    And yes Dos tubing is great and I agree way sturdy
     
  4. justingraham

    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    U have any pics I wonder what u had to do differently

    And yes Dos tubing is great and I agree way sturdy
     
  5. CeeGee

    CeeGee Active Member MTRCMember

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    had to run a short piece of RO tubing into the top and then heat up Neptune tubing by dipping into boiling water and then sticking a pencil into it to stretch it out. It was still pretty difficult to get the Neptune tubing over the RO tubing. I was unable to create the suction any other way though I am not ruling out that I may be doing something incorrectly. There was no way in my setup that I was going to be able to fit the RO Tubing like they show in their videos onto the DOS unless I wanted to end up with the unit under water in my sump as I don't have a lot of room under my tank because I run a much larger sump than most people do for my size tank.

    Another thing I did differently is I drilled the hole into the cap itself beside the bulkhead fitting as to not mess up my jugs.

    I am going to order some more Neptune tubing because what I have is working but still doesn't look as neat as I would like and redo everything to tidy it up a bit more.
     
  6. justingraham

    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    U can take the head off the dos and do it outside as well
     
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    Scott.h Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Do the flexible soft 1/4 inch lines fit snug in the push connect fittings? If I remember correctly the apex dos lines are a tad thicker then standard too. So if one were to use 1/4" ro tubing instead of the soft lines, how would you connect the other end to the dos or ghl? They need to be soft on dosing pump side.
     
  8. randyBRS

    randyBRS BRStv Host :-) R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    No problem at all! Just give us a quick call and they'll get you taken care of. :)
     
  9. justingraham

    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    I must have a different set up then u guys because I didn’t have to heat anything up and 1/4 od is 1/4 outside diameter so it shouldn’t matter unless u have a different murlock bulkhead

    I’m using the Neptune tubing and sure it was a bit tough to get it on the dos properly but u can take the head off

    Does your guys look like this?

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    If so I really need a picture of what ur talking about because I’m a bit confused
     
  10. CeeGee

    CeeGee Active Member MTRCMember

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    That is exactly what I tried to do! Now I’m jealous lol. No matter what I couldn’t get the siphon to start. Maybe my Neptune line is screwed up because it is old. Going to order more and try to do that. I would really like that clean install that you have going.

    I had to use a small piece of RO/DI tubing and the stretch the Neptune tubing over top of it. I will try to get a pic tonight.
     
  11. justingraham

    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Yea if u want u can pm me so we don’t hog this thread.

    Also the acrylic rod has to be pushed up far into the murlock it’s seeiously like a quarter inch it goes in
     
  12. CeeGee

    CeeGee Active Member MTRCMember

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    Got everything working like yours now. Ordered new Neptune tubing. Worked without a problem. Guess my other line was just old or something.
     
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    Im having the same problem with air coming through the push connect fittings. Bout them from brs along with the acrylic tubing and cant get them to stop pulling in air. Not sure how to fix it
     
  14. Wayne's Reef

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    Here's what I use, 18 liter jugs that I bought from a local wine making store.
    The 5 gal water jug is for my ATO and a 25gal poly tank for kalk as well.

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    Set up mine today but have not try until I read your posted
    Sure enough one container fine but the other keep sucking air
    I had to remove and reconnected the acrylic side with more pressure
    Now no more air
     
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    Here is what I ended up with. Found these at target for 5.99 each. Used the murlock connectors shown in the BRS video along with some acrylic rod from Amazon.

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    zoasaholic Well-Known Member

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    BRS diy dosing kit with 2 parts container

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  18. Medic56

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    Where can you get the bulkheads and the acrylic tubing from ?
     
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    Uh...

    Bulk Reef Supply
     
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    Made mine a couple of weeks ago.[​IMG]
     
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