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Hi Guys

Is it really feasible for me to get an RO unit, considering I only have a 65L tank, and should I decide to upgrade it probably wouldn't go over 200L as I don't have the space for it?

At the moment I'm using tap water treated with Aquasafe. Yes yes, I know... it's terrible, but that is what the budget allowed for right now.

If an RO unit is a good buy, which ones should I be looking at?
 

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Sparky firstly tap water is far from ideal, i understand that a ro unit is expensive for a 65L system. But really why not buy ro water from a local LFS or get ro from a hobbyist close to you? Hell if you were closer you could come collect from me, i am sure there is somebody close to you that will supply.
 
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Sparky firstly tap water is far from ideal, i understand that a ro unit is expensive for a 65L system. But really why not buy ro water from a local LFS or get ro from a hobbyist close to you? Hell if you were closer you could come collect from me, i am sure there is somebody close to you that will supply.
...lol... to be totally honest I didn't even know about RO water till I joined this forum, so now that's why I'm trying to fix it :p

I don't mind the cost now, I've just recently changed jobs so it was the transition inbetween that was seriously salty cracks... lol... but as said I'm actually looking for a bigger tank already (trying to decide on building it myself or just getting a ready done one) so it probably makes sense to get it now.
 

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Sparky,

Don't be too bothered with hyped up brands. In the end they are mostly the same. As long as the R.O. Membranes are good quality like filmtec. I got my R.O./DI unit from Liaquat/AQuality. He has the best prices that I could find in S.A and I have a TDS of 0 :yeahdude:
 

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BTW Sparky,

I am in Roodepoort near Randburg. You are more than welcome to come pick some RO every week until you sorted with a unit.​
 
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Most of the LFS in the Randburg area have OK RO, TDS of 5. If you want 0 you probably have to look at getting your own RO unit.

If you were doing 20% weekly water changes you would only need 13 liters plus top up during the week, I would suggest getting from Galibore or buying 25 litres a week approx. R25.00
 

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Yeah Sparky, you could get 2 x 25L. Then we rotate them. Every second week you could come pick up a drum and drop off the empty one. No problem.
 
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Sparky,

IMO I would rather put the extra cash into getting the best skimmer you can afford and buy the RO from a reputable LFS, I buy mine for R10 per 25ltr drum (using my own drum), and on a small system you won't need to topup that often anyway.

just my 2c
 
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Sparky,

IMO I would rather put the extra cash into getting the best skimmer you can afford and buy the RO from a reputable LFS, I buy mine for R10 per 25ltr drum (using my own drum), and on a small system you won't need to topup that often anyway.

just my 2c
You Durban guys get everything cheap
 

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