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    Doesn't really matter, but most of us put conditioner in before/as the new water is going in.

    For inline chlorine treatment, you need something like this (https://www.amazon.com/iSpring-WGB21.../dp/B01F9A4UVU). The one I linked is ridiculously overpriced, but it's the only picture I could find. You may have to buy the parts and put it together yourself.

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    @Adam i have a RO/DI unit that i could possibly bypass the DI !!
    Would that work ?

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    Definitely, but bypass the RO filter too. You just want the sediment filter and carbon block.

    The only advantage to buying or building a separate one is getting to use 1/2" tubing and fittings instead of 1/4". In your case, it's not really an advantage if you're setting it up for drip.

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    Happy with that ......now thinking
    1/ remove RO Media from the cannister
    2/ remove DI media.
    so water will still pass through the cannister without media, assuming the pressure will increase dramitically ?
    thinking TDS meter will now show higher numbers ?

    drain water to desired level
    turn tap on walk away ! (have tap working on float for auto stop)
    NO conditioner required ??

    is my thinking out of wack ?

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    Hi Lou
    When I did water changes I would add the chlorine water conditioner first, then add the tap water. If you get a python it's easy to add a thermometer to the hose and get the temp just right as you add water to the tank. I've done 80% changes with no issue using that method.
    That said I haven't done a water change in years since converting to a drip. And yes my drip passes thru a pre-filter, the previously mentioned sediment and carbon block. The kind used in a kitchen application for ice and drinking water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou.M View Post
    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for the response.
    I trying to get three different themes happenening so i have different types in each section the starting from left to right the forst grass covering is
    *Micranthemum monte carlo
    *Glossostigma elatinoides
    *Third is a hair grass that i dont know the technical name for.

    Easy enough for me to do water change every odd day.

    Do you use conditioner for your water and when is it best to dose befor the new water goes in or after ?
    I only use a declorinator. You can add it either just before refilling or as the tank is filling.

    I'll google around and see if I can find any of those plants. Do they require a lot of light? Are they easy to grow? If you decide you want to sell some shoot me a PM.
    Mama Bear

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    Lou, make sure you have a trap on the drain line.

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    Hi Harry,
    Yes already done !!
    Brother inlaw is a plumber so that helped lol

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