RO unit horror - with pics

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by deadmeat2016, 18 Dec 2012.

  1. deadmeat2016

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    This is my RO unit's sediment filter after 2 months!!

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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nasty, scary thing is, if your tap water is not filtered then you're drinking that. ;)
     
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    :eek: wow
     
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    Yuck.
     
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    yes had mine look like that last time too
     
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    :eek:
     
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    :eek: scary
     
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    Nothing too unusual... Considering your other thread (algae problems), with a prefilter in place and a carbon filter before your membrane, the effeciency of the RO is not the culprit.
     
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    I also didn't get the horror, its a filter it takes things out of water, it will get dirty...
     
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    only 2 months
    And you drink that... And make your food with it.
     
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    I've seen a thread like this before and I immediately gt myself a tap water purifier for drinking purposes,its horendous to drink normal tapwater after seein hw 'dirty' it actually is ..... .... But I still doubt that's ur problem coz clearly ur unit is doing its job then, did you perhaps test tds before and after changing out filter, coz saying that makes me realise tds also caters for silicates and can cause algae blooms
     
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    I am almost 100% sure that in our human history we had to make do with much dirtier water, and look, we still made it after all...and it depends on how much water passed through it in those two months, if it was like 10L, then maybe there is something wrong, otherwise it is doing what it is suppose to do, cleaning water.
     
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    I am getting my TDS tested this afternoon, I myself am never touching my tapwater again, remember that is only about 2-3 months work of the unit, i have the other 2 canisters, one carbon and not sure bout the other, and of course the RO membrane, thinking of adding another canister with another sediment filter
     
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    thats perfectly normal.....
    darlly filters are a decent brand to....so no need to worry about your filters...worry about your municiple water....

    put in a home filter.if you need any pricing...give us a shout
     
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    Thanks buddy, I use ur RO unit everytime at the two oceans when i work, good job!;)
     
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