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116 Pinks and Blues System Volume

116 Pinks and Blues System Volume

Update: 2019-12-13


116 Pinks and Blues: System Volume

Episode 116: Show Notes

I am so grateful for the members of the Scaling UP! Nation! I have the best audience in all of podcasting. To great content every week every episode, I beg the Nation! to help me by asking questions they would like for me to answer. The Nation! has responded to that call once again!  

Today, a friend of the show, Eric Russo, of episode 111, asks about the rules of thumb when it comes to determining volume in a closed-loop system. If you have ever heard me speak on this topic, you know I don't trust rules of thumb. But I do accept math.  

WARNING: This episode contains MATH. Today's episode is about how I use math to determine how much volume is in a closed-loop system. 

Below are the calculations I talk about on the show. 

Estimating System Volume: 

Πr2 x 7.48 x pipe’ 

  • Π = 3.14 
  • R = half the pipe diameter and then square that number (must be in feet) 
  • Pipe = 7.48 the conversion to get feet of pipe into gallons 

Titration Drop Manipulation: 

SDC / (NV / OV) = NDC 

  • SDC= Standard or Original drop count in ppm 
  • NDC = New drop count in ppm 
  • NV = New volume 
  • OV = Original volume 

Volume Calculation: 

(120,000 x NaNO2) / Δ x (conversion) = Gallons in the system 

  • NaNO2 = the lbs. Of sodium nitrite added to the system 
  • Δ = the change in NaNO2 in the system from your addition 
  • Conversion = if you are using a nitrite test (not a sodium nitrite test), you will need to account for the fact you added sodium nitrite and only tested for nitrite.  The conversion will be 1.5 
  • 120,000 the conversion/axiom that 1 pound of anything in 1,000 gallons of water will yield 120 ppm 

Nitrite test procedure courtesy of Aquaphoenix: 

Test Species Conversion: 

What we add / what we test = conversion factor 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Rising Tide Mastermind [0:00:35 
  • Journaling [0:04:24 
  • Rules Of Thumb [0:08:38 
  • Calculating The System Volume [0:10:06 ]   
  • Calculation For Pipe [0:12:32 
  • Compounded Addition [0:15:45 
  • Nitrite Test & Sodium Nitrite Test Procedure [0:23:11 
  • Get A Copy Of 5 Minutes Journal [0:32:55 
  • And A Lot More!  


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"If you can figure out your losses and what was getting in your way, you can quickly turn those into wins." @traceblackmore #Masterminds #MastermindGroup #RisingTide #CWT #IWC #AWT #scalingupnation #scalinguppodcast #scalinguph2o #scalingupandbeyond #traceblackmore #systemvolume #PinksandBlues #TitrationDropManipulation #VolumeCalculation

Links Mentioned On This Episode:

Rising Tide Mastermind

103 The One About What a Water Treater Fears

Ep 22: The One with Tim Fulton

114 The One Where We Talk Masterminds 

Robbins Research International, Inc. (Tony Robbins)

111 The One with Eric Russo, CWT  

Books mentioned:  

The Five Minute Journal

Think And Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill









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