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- Jan 18, 2018
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Lots of action today! First I did a test run of the RO/DI unit in its new home, got a little wet but all is good now, just have to get that source water piece and clean up the tubing. Also will be picking up a booster pump and auto flush kit thanks to a local who posted one up on here!
The big news of course is my BRS shipment arrived! I’m sure my UPS guy really loved me today. So of course I opened everything up like a kid at Christmas...because that’s exactly what I am lol. Got the BRS 1200W heaters and controller in the sump and then spent the next several hours getting the return pump in, fixing leaks, tuning the overflow, and then of course playing with the Apex hahaha. Best part is the DOS I picked up for cheap off FB actually works fine with the 1Link cable so that’s a relief. Tomorrow I shall suffer through work and then come home and start adding the Tropic Marin classic salt, get the MP40 running to help mix the salt, and probably play with the Apex some more. I also need to start designing the controller board . Anyway...to leave you with a laugh for the evening, when I plugged in my reef octopus varios return pump I neglected to make sure my return nozzles were pointed down enough....so that wall across the room is now clean...lucky my soon to be wife left on her bachelorette cruise tonight sooo honey if you read this I love you bunches!
I'm hoping it's not too late to recommend a change on your mixing station, but I'd highly recommend you add spigot valves to allow an easy way to dispense RO/DI or saltwater from each storage tank. I can't count how many times I do this, whether dispensing water to dip corals, rinse equipment, or to do a quick topoff of saltwater when I empty my skimmate locker. Here's a photo of how I set up my mixing station. Notice the valves and 3-way Y fittings at the bottom: