1000L Contaminated Water Arrgh

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  1. koopmaster

    koopmaster Guru
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    It seems the sun was too much for my 1000L tank this summer, it was full of algae and smelled like a fish tank this week, I used it all week till thursday and tested it and my TDS was 30... I had to dump the whole lot and clean the tank and fill it up.

    I also had to finish the week and dump the rest out of my van and fill up with good water. its now all done.
    hope I dont get any complaints....
     
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  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    A clear IBC is no good for outside storage, I bought a black one for this very reason. You could have dosed bleach into it at 500:1 and left it for the weekend, you could have then pushed it back through the RO system.
     
  3. koopmaster

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    what just put bleach in, will it work in pure water to kill any algea sill in there?
     
  4. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    Yes but your water isn't pure if there's algae in there, it wouldn't work in pure either as you're adding an impurity so it will cause spotting.
     
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    How ofter do you check the ppm going into the holding tank and the water whilst being pumped into the van tank?
     
  6. Eclipse

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    Me? Every time I fill my van.
     
  7. koopmaster

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    I tested it once a week, it was fine a week ago and just jumped the beginning of this week.
     
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