1. Sparky

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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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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    defniatey invest in one if finances arent an issue.
    The Waterboy RO units are lekker
     
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    Well the plan is to buy an RO unit and a skimmer this week, then buy the 200L tank next month, so lets see how that goes... lol...
     
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    Sorry, should I go all out for the RO/DI then? Or just the RO?
     
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    what skimmer you planning on getting?
     
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    like i said,if finances arent an issue,go for the full monty :p
     
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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.
     
  9. Sparky

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    I've had a look at a few that the LFS has in stock, but honestly don't have a clue yet. Tonight is research night to trawling through the net looking at whats recommended
     
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    ...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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    my choice
    Reeftek or Reefoctopus range
     
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    Where does one purchase THE WATERBOY
     
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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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    You Durban guys get everything cheap
     
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    yeah we do :p
     
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    always sunny be the sea....LOL
     
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