Which RO Unit to choose and how do the work?

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Stephd, 8 Apr 2014.

  1. Stephd

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    Hi all, not quite sure if I am at the right thread, but here goes.

    I am starting up a roughly 600l marine tank. I am now thinking of getting a RO unit to clean the tap water for the tank, as to drive up and down from the LFS to get OR water is a bit to many trips.

    My question is how do I pick the correct RO unit and how do they work exactly?

    Sorry a bit clueless on this part:)

    Thanks
     
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    There are a couple of RO units on the market but I know The Waterboy RO is very good and they make one for marine.

    It gets connected to a main water supply the water filters through the system and waste water comes out on the waste end and the other end there is clean RO water. It contains less Total Dissolved Solids. Tap water in the east rand is 108 TDS reading after going through the RO unit it reads 1 TDS.

    This is what I know about the units. The other pro's might know better.
     
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    thanks for the info, does the OR unit need to output a certain amount of litres per day or per hour, for this tank or can I just keep on storing the water and use it as needed?
     
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