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Post Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:29 am   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

I'd say it's preferable to pretreat the water, otherwise let the filter take the hit. RES are not as sensitive to chlorine/chloramines as fish.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:04 am   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

Yes I run both. The 6 has purigen, carbon and ceramic rings. The 5 just has ceramic rings. Both have all the sponges.
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1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:05 pm   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

Okay here are some pics there was only 2 problems

1. No support bracket came with it but I did buy one to another brand that fitted
2. The posting on page one said 5/8 well mine took 3/4
For my 50 foot hose I needed 3/4 (threaded) to 1/2 hose

Works fine no leaks I did do a test before and after full blast yours judge
Left side it without right side is with
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Left side not prefiltered right side with both filtering
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1 RES 4" "GRUMPY" male
1 RES 3" "CIN" Male
1 ASN 4" "ROCKY" male ( AFRICAN SIDENECK )
1 ASN 4" "VENOM" MALE ( AFRICAN SIDENECK )
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:16 pm   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

Steve wife wanted turtles I am getting everything setup for when I get another tank 125g - 300g for fish
So if I am going to setup for any kind of tank I will already have most of it done
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1 RES 4" "GRUMPY" male
1 RES 3" "CIN" Male
1 ASN 4" "ROCKY" male ( AFRICAN SIDENECK )
1 ASN 4" "VENOM" MALE ( AFRICAN SIDENECK )
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:02 am   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

That should work just fine.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:42 pm   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

Rjs - looks great! Thanks for adding the pics. How has it been working for you now that you've had it for a month or so?

What part of Chicagoland are you from? (hello neighbor!)
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:56 pm   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

VeipaCray wrote:Rjs - looks great! Thanks for adding the pics. How has it been working for you now that you've had it for a month or so?

What part of Chicagoland are you from? (hello neighbor!)



really good no problems at all near curie H.S. archer & pulaski
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1 RES 4" "GRUMPY" male
1 RES 3" "CIN" Male
1 ASN 4" "ROCKY" male ( AFRICAN SIDENECK )
1 ASN 4" "VENOM" MALE ( AFRICAN SIDENECK )
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:45 am   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

I used to live in that part of Chicago too!

Rjs wrote:
VeipaCray wrote:Rjs - looks great! Thanks for adding the pics. How has it been working for you now that you've had it for a month or so?

What part of Chicagoland are you from? (hello neighbor!)



really good no problems at all near curie H.S. archer & pulaski
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:16 pm   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

I read through the entire thread and it looks like a great idea, but I have a few questions. So in between uses the carbon sits there wet with no flow, basically stagnant. Would this not promote bacterial growth. How cost effective is this say compared to Reptisafe? Thanks
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:20 pm   Re: Water Change System with Integrated Tap Water Filter

If you think about it at also just sits there in a whole house system that people drink the water out of. I don't use any chemicals like reptisafe.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
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300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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