Tds change after playing with ato?

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So your ato reservoir is only fresh water yes? Could it have been month old water (for instance) that already had tds?

Or some build up within the ATO pump before the pump was disturbed.
 
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So your ato reservoir is only fresh water yes? Could it have been month old water (for instance) that already had tds?
Or some build up within the ATO pump before the pump was disturbed.
So i filled the RO chamber. It was 0. Put the tunze in pump. Still 0. Put my hand to adjust the pump boom 7. Is that an issue im kinda worried?
 

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So i filled the RO chamber. It was 0. Put the tunze in pump. Still 0. Put my hand to adjust the pump boom 7. Is that an issue im kinda worried?
How large is your ro chamber to the size of your reef?
 
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So the bottom most bottom line in successful reefing is “zero”. I’d change out my cartridges, test and be done with it. If it goes back to zero then you know the your tds meter is good.
Like i said my cartidges are new 1 week old. I tested my tds before i filled and after it was 0. Its just after i put my hand
 

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Wondering if you stirred something up that settled to the bottom and after adding zero tds water and adjusting pump that was in the water, you retested water to find maybe “metals” that had earlier settled?????
 
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You’re fine. That’s just over ten times over your ro chamber.

Those hand held meters used to be finicky in the past.

If you have (or tie in) a good TDS meter on your ro/di unit, after the di stages is the best way to go.
 

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