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Old 10-17-2003, 10:34 PM   #1
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what is it do i need it and why?
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Old 10-18-2003, 04:24 AM   #2
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RO + DI Filter

There are tons of good reasons for going RO (reverse osmosis) water filtration. First, If you are starting with pure water, you will always know what you are putting in your tank. Some of the types of chlorine used by water proccessing plants are not easily removed by evaporation and/or dechlorination chemicals.

If you live in an area like myself, you may have a lot of phosphates in your water and such, which are perfect for growing green slime algae among other types of annoying algae.

It tastes good.... I recently purchased a system from a seller on ebay (Great guy, called me from canada to answer a question I left on his machine) and It came with a splitter and valve that he through in for free. This made it real convenient for me. I just got about 25" of thin water hose, hooked it to the check valve and now when I need to top off my tank I just pull this tiny hose out from under the sink and fill my tank.

When you factor in the fact that 2 nice fish can cost you almost as much as I paid ($105+ shipping) for this RO + DI (reverse osmosis with Dionization <- Removes minerals as well) unit It is worth the peace of mind to know that nothing will be in the water to hurt them.

Also, its fairly easy, I have never plumbed and did not have too difficult of a time setting up this whole system, and I am not the most mechanically inclined person on the planet.

All in all, I LOVE my RO + DI unit and have had several of my friends decide to buy one after seeing mine.

If you have any more questions, including setup if you decide to get one, let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out. Also, I can put you in touch with the guy who sold me mine, Less than half the price I would of paid for the same style unit at Sears.

Hope this helps you decide!
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Old 10-18-2003, 11:59 PM   #3
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I just got an RO unit but it is waisting about 3-4 gal of water for every 1 it makes and the RO water is still showing Chlorine when I test it.

Any thoughts?
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Its normal to waste a couple of gallons of water per gallon of RO water, However there are some things to check. On your waste water line, do you have a flow restrictor installed? The unit needs back pressure in order to function at peek effiency and many places use an inexpensive plastic "Thingie" in the line to regulate flow instead of a true flow restrictor. Other than that, the only thing I can think of is to make sure that the RO Membrane is properly seated in its container and that the O ring on the end of it is there and sealing inside the housing. Hope this helps and let me know how you make out.
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