Zero (something) ..... from Verimark

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    Hi anyone seen this verimark product for R699 - I think it was called ZeroWater - Kind of like a jug with a filter - apparently gives you 0 TDS and in the deal they give you tds meter to prove it - cheaper alternative to our hobby?
     
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    Hey Chika,
    Nothing bets the real deal RO units.
    I got my Waterboy reef evolution RO unit in December,well worth the wait.
    Cheers
     
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    But on TV looks so easy - was thinking if ones needs RO water in a hurry this is like "instant" 0 TDS water - just pour into the jug and volla ... water ready to use RO ....
     
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    I suppose it might be better that tap water in an emergency.
    I just wonder how accurate that TDS meter really is.
    Cheers
     
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    Me thinks I must put my Detective Chiks clothes on and visit my Game store tomorrow with my own TDS meter and investigate this - might be interesting!
     
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    It's probably just a DI resin. Wouldn't last very long. Suppose it's ok if you only use a jug at a time.
     
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    Would this be similar to those brita water jug filters?
    Cheers
     
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    would be cool to see how accurate ther tds meter is and how well ther jug filters tap water....go do that test for us buddy!!
     
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    Inspector Chika,
    is on the case, get some more info around this jug of water and tds meter.
    cheers
     
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    maybe a good alternative for Nano owners???
     
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    Looks just like those jugs

    Will report back tomorrow

    Just thinking of it as an emergency coz sometimes we need RO water in a hurry but our conventional RO units can't sometimes cope with our "emergencies" - Will ask how long the filter lasts and cost factor - maybe a very expensive yet effective form of RO
     
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    interesting!
     
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    Looks like a DI resin. I don't think the cartridge will last long. You could just as well bypass the membrane section of your 4 stage waterboy and if you run the water slowly enough through the DI resin chamber, you would get the same results. The resin would get used up pretty quickly though.
     
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    Unfortunately this has to wait because our stores here have to wait for the bigger centres to see how sales go then we get stock - but according to its websites it is a 5 stage filter and truly gives you a reading of 000! Oh by the way tests were done by independant tds meters .... all came to 000!
     
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    Those Britta filters are hellish expensive in the long run a Waterboy is a much better option. Just a Q why would anyone (no in marines) want their water filtered down to that level - you shouldn't drink the purified water?
     
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    That's what I thought, apparently 0 TDS is water is bad for you? Unless you re-mineralise it?
     
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    That's what I read here on the forum awhile back - but this has been around from last year in the rest of the world and people are drinking the "0 WATER" - Check the link to it's site out - makes some high claims - even tested against "Brita" and I think "Pur"
     
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    Why would pure H2O be bad to drink?
     
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    It says it has a 5 stage ion exchange filter - as if that helps me :lol: - ok water guys out there - does this make sense to anyone? And to Matt's question - is it bad for us or are we talking 2 different thing - pure H2O and 0 TDS water
     
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