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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.
 

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I want to put my rodi system in the basement any suggestions or dangers w using a sump pump to bring the salt water upstairs to the tank?

Welcome! Glad you joined! Sounds like you & @Fred2482 already connected - he knows his stuff.

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Welcome to R2R!

I use a regular pump to pump up RODI (ato) and saltwater to my aquarium upstairs.

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Welcome aboard, we're here to PUMP YOU UP...stairs that is.

A number of folks here plumb their RO to go up a floor. I'm sure you'll get plenty of tips.

Good luck!!!
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I want to put my rodi system in the basement any suggestions or dangers w using a sump pump to bring the salt water upstairs to the tank?
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
 
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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.

This helps explain a bit.
 

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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.

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