mixing bins

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  1. SApicoreef

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    hi guys

    i just wanted to know what type of bins you guys are using to mis salt and also where you can get them from and what sizes

    thanks
     
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  3. mytank

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    So i have been doing the research around this and implemented a three drum system. I got the Drums at the plastic place at Life Style center in JHB the 220l is around R390.

    Becareful with just one drum.... I suggest a RO drum a Mixing drum and a already mixed or "active" drum for the water you want to use.

    I do daily automated waterchanges with the system above.
     
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    I use these

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    JoJo tanks in different sizes
    Any farm co-op will have them.
     
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    Me too....but with out the labels.:whistling:
     
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    That was for something else :p

    Got one labeled salt and one RO now :)
     
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    Nice Tobes, also allot cheaper than JoJo tanks :)
     
  9. Keanan

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    Anyone know if those addis drums are ok to use for holding LR or fish and corals? The ones that looks like the big jim ones.
     
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    Should be OK if it says "food grade" or "safe for food"
     
  11. SApicoreef

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    ok thanks for the help guys
     
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    Thanks Tobes, will look out for that.
     
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    and dont fall for the cheaper drums @ the farm co-op as u will notice all of it says "NOT FOR DRINKING WATER USE" SO IF ITS NOT SAFE FOR YOU,ITS NOT SAFE FOR YOUR FISH:thumbup:
     
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    @Tobes

    please explain the entire "system" and process.
    i been looking at doing this for a while and would like some info.

    thanks a mill
    :thumbup:

    p.s - well thought out plan you have there!
     
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    It is not an auto water change system or something like that. It is just two drums each with a heater and circulation pump inside to mix the RO and salt and keep it circulating until use. Nothing fancy. All the other plugs was for tanks.
     
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    If you want auto water change do what did:

    Equipment:
    1. Profilux
    2. Doser with at least two pumps
    3. 3x Drums

    Drum 1: Ro water
    Drum 2: Mixing salt
    Drum 3: Pre mixed and tested water

    Equipment : drum 1
    Return pump and RO unit (I have one with three membranes to create water quicker and waste less)


    Drum 2
    Return pump
    Flow pump (s)
    Heater

    Mixes Ro and Salt

    Drum 3
    Salt holding drum (usually bigger) keeps your mixed salt water. My D3 is x2 the size of the other two.

    Heaters and flow pumps
    In here I have the dosing pump #2 return line:

    Logic:

    Dosing Pump. Pump # 1 every hour for 15mins (max the pump is allowed to work) removes water, dumps it into a drainage system I build in the garden.

    Then rests 15mins - dumps fresh salt from D3 with dosing pump, pump # 2 back into tank.

    In between I turn off auto topup using profilux.

    Does this for 24 hours each day.

    Going to automate RO and mix very soon.

    That setup gives me no waterchanges (manually) for two months easy and push three months.

    Allows for all my travels.

    My other quad doser doses all the the zeo stuff :)

    Hope that helps

    It
     
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