Welcome! Could you clarify what the goal is? Would you like to push RO 1/4 tubing from basement to a auto top off container upstairs, mix the salt in the basement and perform water changes upstairs, or have everything in basement except display tank? I have all of my mixing stations as well as my sump in my basement that feeds a display tank on a different floor. It's great, just need an appropriate pump.
Welcome! Glad you joined! Sounds like you & @Fred2482 already connected - he knows his stuff.
Have you considered starting your build thread? I found its a great place to document my tank's evolution for myself. I started tank first then joined, so I'm still finding myself going back collecting pictures & updating historically as well as current state. Once you create your first post in your thread and link it to your account, they will give you build badge (look left, under my ID)
This is a good reference book type online article I still review:
This article was sponsored by @MarineDepot at www.marinedepot.com. Introduction The marine environment is one of the most complex systems on the planet. The aquarium you are about to set up is only a tiny sliver of the vast ocean, but it is no...
Assure no fumes can enter the container water is being pumped from- Key word- Ventilation. You can place a couple of wood paneos to isolate the pump area and install a couple of fans to push air out from box
I want my rodi on the main floor, let the clean water be collected in the basement in a container. what pump do I buy to send the salt water after I make it, back up to the main floor so I can run a hose temporarily to the tank
RODI to the basement should not be any problem. As far as salt water back up I would ensure you have a very easy way to start/stop the water. The pump just needs to have enough head pressure. There are lots of considerations, if its a tube I would measure the height, distance and diameter of the tube. Typically the AC external pumps have the most head pressure.
Most pumps are listed with GPH (gallons per hour) flow rates to give you an idea of how much water they will move, however this number is with zero head pressure. In reality, most aquarium return pumps have a good amount of head pressure against them, so the flow rate at zero doesn’t necessarily...
Welcome to R2R. When you say you want to use a sump pump are you referring to a return pump that would normally be used in an aquarium sump, or a sump pump like you would get from Lowes for your homes sump? I would be very cautious using any pump not specifically designed for aquarium use.
Please ignore the picture I added it to the wrong thread and you aren't able to remove them once posted.