So lets get a list of some tips and trick for the rest of us and the new guys. 1. if your WFP (waterfed pole system) get a TDS meter 2. Get a O clip pincer\plyer - and use O clips if your making your own system - TRUST me on this one.. I pissed about for a few months with water leaks before I realized this one. 3. I use a WFP 8mm Microbore Water fed pole stop tap, also get John Guest 6mm Barb to 8mm Stems -- they saved me trying to shove the pipe into the adapter. 4. get 100m of cable for your system, I started with 40M and it was too short for most jobs.... waste of money. 5. get a decent reel.... . get a decent reel. I have been through 2 cheap ones so far and the one I have from amazon now is ok but you really need a metal one when you can afford it. 6. if your pure water starts climbing up from 0 don't stress until it gets to 0.8 then change the resin. and clean the canister with hot soapy water to kill the slime. 7. Wooly hat and a ipod - keep your head warm and the boardom away. (and I don't even like apple LOL) 8. asda winter gloves, I have bought expensive sealskins, winter bike gloves and ebay gloves and they are all torn (within a week) but the asda gloves have lasted 2 weeks so far and they cost £3. 9. i use a 300W aquarium water heater to stop my 400L tank from freezing. it works. remember to put it in a day before you need it or overnight. 10. buy A grade pre-washed skryms. 11. list of websites I use http://www.cleaningspot.co.uk/ http://www.aqua-dapter.co.uk/ http://www.allcleangroup.co.uk http://www.windowcleancentre.co.uk/ Merry Christmas and happy new year.