RO unit

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by ShirazA, 1 Sep 2013.

  1. ShirazA

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    Hi

    Saw these units today, and was wondering if they could be used for RO water for my tank?

    If not, what should I be looking for when selecting a unit?

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    Edit: any other places where I could get a unit at a similar price that would work?
     
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  3. Nemos Janitor

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    Short answer NO
     
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    Great to make coffee with. Your TDS will still be high.
     
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    The long answer is that in pic one, the granulated carbon filter is very high maintenance and only lasts a few weeks and before becoming exhausted. Also is a source of PO4.

    In pic two, the second and fifth stage are the issue. Second stage granulated carbon and fifth stage is where these water purification units put back minerals the RO membrane removes. For Aquarius's use, a NO NO.
     
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    Thanks. Wasn't sure.... Looked to good to be true I guess
     
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    For R999.00 you could always reconfigure..... Just check out the membranes. Find out the micron of the sediment and carbon block filters and then the RO membrane. TDS output is the importance.

    You can always discard the re-mineral filter.
     
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    Nah. Not worth my while then. Cos from what I have been reading, the proper RO units sell for about R1400. Might as well then just save the extra and buy the right stuff.. Will be better in the long run.
     
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    Post in the sponsor forum and ask for a marine RODI system. You may be surprised by some of the prices. Some sell for R999
     
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    those are drinking water filters.....
    sateg 4 and 5 are a ultra filter membrane and mineral injection filters respectevley
    and have nothing to do with reverse osmosis.
     
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