New 90g tank

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  1. LikesFish

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  3. mnd123

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    340 litres or there about
     
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    Howzit Waldo! Awesome that you are back posting on MASA! Great to have you back, man! And I for one, is really looking forward to seeing how this new tank of yours pines out to be! How's things in Canada? BTW: Are you in Vancouver now? How's things over there?
     
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    Just for info

    gallon - 3.78 litres
    gallon (UK) - 4.54 litres
     
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    Hey Waldo, nice to see you back- This is still 6 of my fav pics you took:

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Regarding the gal - l conversion, I was trying to say I now have to work in imperial units so I will not be converting back and fro - however I do know the conversion rates ;)

    Vancouver is great. Finally got my own place so going shopping today at another shop to compare prices (JL Aquatics). If all goes well I come home with my equipment.

    They have really nice live rock here - about $7.50 per lb. I think it is from Jakarta.
     
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    Did I read this correct? What "home" are you talking about? Are you actually thinking of coming back to SA sometime in the future?!?!?!?

    That would be SUPER awesome!
     
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    hehe no this is my home. I bought a condo here in Vancouver. So the tank has arrived! Will update with pics soon. Need to work now.
     
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    Ah ok.... sorry man that I misunderstood. Perhaps "wishful thinking"... ;)

    Great that you bought a condo - and got your tank delivered! I am chuffed for you!

    Now - how about some more updated pics? Of the condo - your environment where you living in - updated pics of you and your family..... we need PICS!

    Please? ;)
     
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    Yep soon to follow. But first a test that MASA is still about helping :)

    Can anyone tell my why my new RO unit is leaking? I have a 7 stage AquaSafe Aquarium series: http://www.aquasafecanada.com/aquasafes.html#afr. Everything works, however I have a massive water leak on the right hand side of the AFR in this picture. It leaks here:

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    If I close that automatic flow restrictor it does not leak. If I open it slightly or a lot then it leaks a jet of water - on the side that has no pressure!

    PS: I did cut the pipe to see if it was a bad end , and I did replace that white connector with a different one - no difference.
     
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    Well - as far as I know RO units (and I cannot really comment - I know - mine too is leaking ;)) - you clearly have an issue where the white "unit" is not sealing where the piping goes over the internal fitting. These white "screw on" fittings are supposed to be the seal - that stops the pipe from "opening up" due to pressure/back-pressure.... You might think that you don't have pressure on this side - but there must be some back-pressure.....

    Now - the question is - how to resolve..... hhhmmmm - perhaps old age "plumbers tape"? Have you tried using that? Or - a different piping material? One that is more plyable - to make a more solid "seal" perhaps?
     
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    Try and swop the two. One on left to the right and the one on the right to the left. If it still leaks, the thingie is stuffed
     
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    Yeah I already replaced it - was not that. Took it back to the LFS - finally figured out the yellow tubing was shot - like in the the whole pipe. I think the diameter was too thin or something so the pressure was too high. Replaced the pipe and now it works like a charm.

    I am making water and plumbing like a mad man!
     
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    wow! that is some amazing photography:thumbup:
     
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    Fantastic that you were able to resolve the issue with the RO unit tap/control, LikesFish!
     
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    I have to agree, those pic's are awesome.
     
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    Thanks, but those pics are OLD... Time for a new tank and new photos. I have finished the plumbing. They have a weird grey PVC weld compound that is runny - not like the bostik like stuff we have in SA. So I hope it works well. Tomorrow I should have made enough RO water to fill the tank and test it. I just fear for that tank falling through the floor - not like our SA houses with concrete floors. Here everything is wood, and I am on the second floor.
     
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    good luck
     
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    Guess what I pay per kg for salt here? About R15 :) Which means a 25kg bucket of IO is R375.
     
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    oh my god weekly water changes are then a Must
     
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