Approximate time for RO to fill 650L?

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  1. Spearo

    Spearo

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    Hi All

    I installed a RO unit from Home | The Waterboy thanks Marco :)

    Am wondering how long does it take to fill a 650L tank?

    If anoyone has done this from their own experience n so how long did it take?
    Yes I can work it out via the manual :tt2:

    Many thanks

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  3. CameL

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    Easy way to test, get a measuring jug and see how much water you make in 60 seconds, time's that amount by 60 and you will know how many litres you are making per hour. Divide the number of litres you need to fill and you will have the amount of hours it will take to fill it.
     
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    Good idea :)
     
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    Mine does roughly 5 litres in just under an hour, it's going to make a lot of waste water, prob 1200litres.
    If you have a garden collect it and use it for watering the lawn.
     
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    Max rate is about 10l/hr. So 65 hours at least.
     
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    Depends on what unit you have
    If you in a rush to fill, buy RO from a shop....or seeing as you as you at the coast, why not use seawater?
     
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    Hi Spearo

    Its takes longs esp when the RO is new but the flow starts getting better after a few days..I am filling up my tank with a similar volume now. Its 5-6 full days and the tank is now 3/4 and sump still empty....

    For the waste - if you have a pool, its good top up water - I ran 40m of sprinkler system tubing straight to my pool and so far its all good.

    I started heating my water once the tank was 1/4 full and as suggested by the helpful people here, I mixed salt when the water was 50% and checked salinity and left the wavepump running. Added in some dead rock and the tank is cycling already - in a week I can see the coraline growing and the tank is still filling ....
     
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    I have the same R/O unit at home. mine makes around 5L per hour. It also depends on the pressure of your water going through the unit.
     
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    @459b
    I'm not in any rush, was just wondering how long it would take.
    To busy this time of year with work to cart sea water.
    @Breado
    Thanks for the info. Will definitely start the process now. I'm also at 3/4 now n sump empty.
    @King_Triton
    Yeah I noticed the pressure changes, also when using additional appliances such as washing machines etc
     
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    Thanks for all the posts. Learn something on here everyday :)
     
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    Yes true. Im not sure just how much that affects it so i try to make R/O when no ones home so there's enough pressure.
     
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    Yeah told the wife she must wash dishes by hand lol
     
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    Long time

    Have a couple of beers while you wait :thumbup:
     
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    there are so many debates as to ro salt mix vs natural sea water but I agree with 456b, if there hasn't been rain for a couple days NSW is great for a new tank because it will introduce a huge amount of life to the tank that ro and dead rock cant.
     
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    My 700 l tank takes 1 week to fill. I pipe all the waste water into the pool !
     
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