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2 hours ago, victoly said:

Update to my water station.

I finally have it all in place ! I left one elbow unglued during my testing (unintentionally) and had to do some additional gluing.

It goes through the wall and has a valve and hose on the other side. I’ll finish that section and reinsulate/caulk once I’ve thoroughly tested it all.

I drilled and tapped in a little bleeder valve so if I do pump maintenance I don’t have to dump a whole pipes worth of water out, I can drain it.


The auto ball valve is working great. It closes automatically when power is removed. It also puts out a signal for open/closed to the apex. Very cool.

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In case I haven't discussed this eough...
 

Here's my KH guardian. i love this thing... It's kept my kH within 0.1 d. It doses with just a simple sodium bicarb solution to auto correct. It also connects to the Apex via pH port so I can control my CaRX when i get it rolling. You can kind of see in the bottom left corner an additional PM1 box that I'm using on to actually monitor my DT pH. 

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Each of the grey bars is a dose of sodium bicarb. Blue is kH, yellow is pH. pH is calibrated on the low scale (4-7) so its not exactly in sync with tank pH. 

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Finally, I added a capitance sensor to my WC station, just for fun. You can see it on the left tank. It's got a 5v usb supply signal, and then when the water drops below the sensor is opens. I use this to keep from too much ATO action, and as an indicator of when to make a new batch of water. These are nice because they dont require penetrating the tank. I'll probably experiment some more with it on other tanks. 

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Here's the inside shot of the WC hose. It has a valve and can reach either tank, DT or frag, which are plumbed separately. The gravity flow is still sufficient to do OK, but when the pump turns on, whoa nellly. I can probably empty that 55g in a few minutes. :P

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True story, once I bought all of the sodium bicarb at the dollar store in tiny town texas to neutralize all of the HCL-laden water we used to clean the scale off a groundwater treatment system. It was a shopping cart full. 

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