Proper way to store DI resign

BRS

G Santana

Hospitality Elf
View Badges
Joined
May 20, 2020
Messages
3,975
Reaction score
21,545
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/this-little-pigg
Today I had to change the resin in my RO/DI unit, I had purchased a two pack replacement and only used 1/4 of the first pack.
I resealed the resin in the bag it came in and placed that in another sealable bag which I in turn placed in the silver bag which they come in.

Simply, how best to store it. This is the first time I've had to replace and now store resin.

Any insight is appreciated!!!
Thanks
 
Reef Chasers Aquaculture
BRS

robbyg

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 8, 2019
Messages
2,187
Reaction score
2,725
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
The best results I have gotten is using Vacuum sealed bags like this one.

They are a bit big but the extra plastic just becomes a thin flap that I tuck underneath the 5 pound bag of media. The wife went to town using the spare bags in the kit. One piece of advise, don't get the hand pump ones, they are annoying to use. The ones that hook onto a Vacuum cleaner take 10 seconds to get so tight they squeze the media down to a tight brick.
 
Corals.com
OP
G Santana

G Santana

Hospitality Elf
View Badges
Joined
May 20, 2020
Messages
3,975
Reaction score
21,545
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/this-little-pigg
Do you replace the actual resin in the di cartridge or the entire di cartridge?
Just the resin, do a YouTube search and they show you how to pack the resin into the cartridge. It's easy and cheaper than buying a new cartridge every time.
You could also buy a larger cartridge to replace a smaller one if needed
 

JGT

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 6, 2020
Messages
2,461
Reaction score
2,115
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Northeast
Just the resin, do a YouTube search and they show you how to pack the resin into the cartridge. It's easy and cheaper than buying a new cartridge every time.
You could also buy a larger cartridge to replace a smaller one if needed
Yes, if I can’t break into my current cartridges to swap out the resin, I’ll buy ones where I can. Thanks. Good tip/info.
 
OP
G Santana

G Santana

Hospitality Elf
View Badges
Joined
May 20, 2020
Messages
3,975
Reaction score
21,545
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/this-little-pigg
I buy the resin from BRS and it comes in a resealable foil bag. Kind of like a ziplock
The ones I purchased were from Amazon and they came in two ziplock bags inside the foil bag.
Just never stored them before!
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
BRS

How long does it take to you to get an inch of acropora growth? (on average)

  • A couple of weeks or less

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Up to 1 month

    Votes: 11 8.3%
  • Up to 2 months

    Votes: 11 8.3%
  • Up to 3 months

    Votes: 23 17.4%
  • Up to 6 months

    Votes: 32 24.2%
  • Up to 12 months

    Votes: 9 6.8%
  • 12+ Months

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • I can't grow acropora

    Votes: 36 27.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 6 4.5%
NYOS
Top