RO Help Please

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Q89, 18 Oct 2011.

  1. Q89

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    I wanted to know what exactly to get when it comes to RO machine for a aquarium.

    I have a uncle that is in the RO industry and want to ask him to get me all the necessary equipment for a RO unit.

    Now the question is what is the right stuff to get, maybe @The Waterboy - Marco can help me?

    Any advice appreciated:thumbup:

     
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  3. coswecanfly

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    You live in Swakop? All you need is a bucket... :)
     
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    Q89

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    Nope, tried that, you add a bucket, you get cyno growing like mad.

    And the RO unit will be for top ups
     
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    Oh, yes sorry, I forgot Walvis is upstream from you... Lots of phosphates... Try going south of walvis... You should be ok...
     
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    That is just ways away for me. And I just don't have the time for collecting. Mixing salt is way more easier.
     
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    Can anyone maybe tell me the types of filters and cartridges the ReeF RO units have?
     
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    Depends how many stages.

    Mine is a 4 stage with:

    Sediment -> Carbon -> 50 GPD RO Membrane -> DI Resin
     
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    Contact The Waterboy.
     
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    Sediment cartridge (usually 1micron)
    Silver sintered carbon block
    RO Membrane (the Filmtec ones are good)
    DI resin
     
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