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    sisterlimonpot
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    Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:31 pm

    Well I have been collected spent DI for the last 3 years and I think that I finally have enough to recharge it.

    My plan is to get everything that I need in the next week or 2 and then attempt it.

    Has anyone else ever done this?


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by clownfish14 on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:07 pm

    no i havent but i was planning on it ive been saving that and my gfo i want to try and recharge both.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:42 am

    as you know(sister), I am still on my first, but let us know how it goes.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:01 am

    I plan on doing a full write up on it .


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:03 am

    and posting here right?


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:00 am

    Yes. I will document my experiences, good or bad. The consensus is that it's too much work, but I want to at least do it once so I can form my own opinion.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:00 am

    The hard part is attaining everything that I need.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:28 pm

    what stuff do you need?


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:29 pm

    also will it be blue again after you remake it?


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:37 pm

    I'll have to look but I know the chemicals are sodium hydroxide and muriatic acid. the containers have to be a certain plastic but because of heat I want to get glass containers.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:39 pm

    Nice. Make sure to take pics i want to see the steps


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:39 pm

    well today I went and bought everything I needed to recharge my di. if everything goes as planned I will start the tank tomorrow. I will take pictures and document everything.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by clownfish14 on Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:43 pm

    Ok cool good luck


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:38 pm

    dwolson2 wrote:also will it be blue again after you remake it?
    no that is a dye that some products have to give you an idea of when the DI is spent.

    However the cation, once recharged will turn from brown to purple.


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by dwolson2 on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:23 am

    very retro...lol


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    Re: Recharging DI

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:42 pm

    I retract my statement. the minute I poured the sodium hydroxide the ation turned blue. so it must be the type of ation it is.


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