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Cycling water back into the misting system ?
#1
Building my own misting system and been looking around doing research. My question is what do people think about using the internal water through there misting system.
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#2
What do you mean by internal water? If you're thinking of using the water that collects in the false bottom I would say absolutely not. Its fouled by feces, bacteria, and God knows what else.
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#3
Correct ^. You want a separate clean water reservoir and to use Reverse Osmosis water (RO) in order to not foul the delicate misting parts and nozzles.
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#4
Yes but I should have went more in detail. My false bottom is a bit different it will have a 4 layer filtration system that will take out very fine participles and it will also have a live plant pit that the water will cycle through to add oxygen and nutrients back into the water.
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#5
ok..worst case, you could give it a try and take a while to gauge and assess.

Contamination is contamination. Water and waste are all washing around in a viv and 'whatcha got is whatcha got' , so no huge worry there.

The clogging of the misting parts, pump, especially nozzles and streaking the glass is what I'd be chiefly worried about.

Again, not a case of right/wrong/bad....just somethings to consider.
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Thx yeah I can see what u are saying I just wasn't sure if its been tried, if it was bad, or if I should redesign.
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#7
Are you including some sort of biological filtration? What are your 4 stages of filtration?
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#8
If you want some data...I know of 10-20 people who use RO and a separate clean water reservoir.

I own a drip wall tank with 'recycled' water but do not know any other hobbyists that use recycled water.
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#9
Depending on how fine the particles are filtered there would be a potential for clogging heads and build-up of particles on glass or acrylic.
The finer the filter the better, but the finer the filter the more that filter will need to be cleaned , as it's trapping a lot of junk in viv water.
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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Philsuma Wrote:If you want some data...I know of 10-20 people who use RO and a separate clean water reservoir.

Make that 21.
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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#11
I just suck it up and spend the 39 cents a gallon for RO water at the grocery store and siphon out the dirty water in the bottom as needed. It sounds like a cool idea, kind of like how they recycle it in space, but I think it would be more work and $ on filters and maintenance than just refilling a 5 gallon jug every couple of weeks with $2 of clean water.
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A decent RO filter can be had for cheap too.
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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