You put a heater and powerhead in the bucket or trash can to mix and get the water to temp.
You never run warm water through an ro
, not sure where i read it but it was pretty firm on that fact. lol
I also have the BRS ro
unit. I upgraded from this one:
0PPM Portable 100GPD Reverse Osmosis RO+DI Filtration | eBay
to this one
75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage *PLUS* System - English
The second one will be on sale to people to sign up for the group buy and it will be $180 instead of the $200.
Also, I started out with the cheap one I linked and to be honest i found it to be a great little unit for $66. lol It's portable as well and can be hooked up to your sink or garden hose and put away when youre done. The larger one, the BRS one, is more of a permanent solution as it's alot bigger and has an extra stage.
The diatoms should clear up as people are saying above, but the tap water usage ill eventually come back to bite you. i started with tap water and it was a pain with algae and phosphates and took months to get the water back to where it should have been.
Hope that helps!