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Re: [Killietalk] Reverese Osmosis
I don't want to be negetive but i've been hearing a few battles on other
litservs about RO/DI water, so say it's the best thing since slices bread
(for you young one's it's one of our old people saying) others say it's a
way to seperate us from our money.
I can see that it does strip out the PO4, Nitrites (or is Nitrates) lead,
copper, zinc other heavy metals (except Guns and roses) plus bacteria and
The other camp sys , they don't work all that well, if you want one that
works that efficently you have to spend big bucks, the under $200 units just
sort of filter things abit.
So who's right?
Is it better to wait and see who's left standing at the end? or jump in and
wonder if it's a wise investment. Pet Rocks?? who knew??
PS water testing turned out to show nitrites to be thru the roof, water
change, and some sort of cycling Bacteria and cut feeding by half seems to
be the idea at the LFS....
nal Message -----
From: "Bill Shenefelt" <william_shenefelt at verizon.net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Reverese Osmosis
> Check into http://www.aquariumwaterfilters.com/
> They have good units and decent pricing. I also bought from two other
> companies but like this outfit best. I don't suggest more than a filter,
> charcoal canister and RO membrane. To do the 4 stage with a mixed resin
> is overkill with killies. I do suggest an electronic shutoff at the
> now or later if you want to minimize the cost for now. Costs about $70
> saves that in water costs and mess if you forget like me to turn it off.
> The float type only shut off the flow to the RO output tank but the wash
> water will keep running and there is about 5 times as much of it as RO. .
> Also look at a pressure gage to let you know when the filters get dirty
> you lose pressure to the RO membrane. Costs about $15 and well worth it.
> More worthwhile than the extra $ for the clear canisters.
> Bill Shenefelt
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Zaccone" <tomjean at worldnet_att.net>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 7:42 PM
> Subject: [Killietalk] Reverese Osmosis
> > Does anyone out there have any knowledge about the different brands of
> > reverse osmosis
> > units that are available?
> > My tapwater has about 220 ppm dissolved solids and a pH of 7.8 and I
> > lower ir for
> > killiefish.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Tom Zaccone
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