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Re: [Killietalk] RO units
Hey, no offense to anyone, BUT you had better check Ebay. I have boughten 2 units via ebay. They are so inexpensive we litterally throw them out once the membranes are burned out. (2-3 years with a water softener).
They range anywhere from $75-125 from some sellers. produce 100-125gpd. Of coarse it is unlikely that you need that much unless you change all your tanks every day. They have shut off valves so they can produce as little or as much as you need. What actually ends up happening is that you fill up your storage tank 3 times faster!!!
Disclaimer I do not know these people just making life a little easier, I have bought one from them and a friend bought one too. NO PROBLEMS!!!! Any negative feedback was because the person was not intelligent enough to make sure the fittings were tight or read the instructions. At that they are 99.4% on ebay 3311 feedback!! Sounds pretty good to me.
Avoid the CTA membranes for one they are expensive #2 they require chlorine #3 they have low output.
If you have chlorinated tap just be sure to change out the carbon block pre-filter as suggested.
Oh and some of the units have the built in post membrane DI. Basically taking your output down to 1ppm and 3-4 mS.
Also avoid the units with the 3 gal storage tanks. I find them USELESS!! And have a couple of them sitting around the house plus they cost you an extra $20 or so and even more for shipping.
I would also like to suggest you buy yourself a conductivity or TDS meter.
if you have fish at 100ppm you can go upto 120 or 20% every 24 hours. or going down to 90ppm or 10% in decreasing conductivity. This prevents the risk of osmotic shock.
Oh a conductivity meter is good for INSTANT acclimation too. If you have fish come in that and the water is worse than the local sewer plant you can check the ppm in the bag and match it to what you have in the tank. It beats watching them burn up in ammonia!!
God Bless, Lee van Hyfte <><
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