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Don’t Overfill Your RO DI Resin Filters!


I was changing my Bulk Reef Supply (BRS) RO DI resin here a bit ago and couldn’t get the filter out of the canister.  Looks like I put too much resin into the filter and is swelled up! I had to take a screw driver to the bottom of the filter to get the resin out. Lesson learned.

Swollen RO DI Resin Canister

Swollen RO DI Resin Canister

Swollen RO DI Resin Canister

Swollen RO DI Resin Canister

Swollen RO DI Resin Canister

Swollen RO DI Resin Canister

Green Hair Algae, It’s That Time Again…


Over the past couple weeks I’ve noticed a few crops of green hair algae popping up in the tank. My first reaction to algae is to check my water quality. After seeing my water quality seemed normal I was a bit stumped. So, I changed my RO filters (sediment and carbon) when I first noticed the issue, then changed my DI filter resin (even though my TDS was 0) here last week. Then I tossed out all my top-off water to start out with the “new” stuff. So here’s a picture of one spot where it’s kind of bad. It’s a little over-exposed but it highlights the algae. Hopefully after a week or two I will see a noticeable difference.

Green Hair Algae

 

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