In preperation for my 150 gal
tank, I bought an RO
unit. After 4 hours of getting everything hooked up and leak free, I tested it and water barely trickled out. After letting it sit for a few minutes, a decent amount came out but nothing rushing. I figured I'd let it go a day just to see if there were any leaks, and today I hit the button and bam, lotsa water comes out now. Good stuff.
So I began to fill a bucket, 5 gal
. About 3.5 gallons into it, the water stopped coming out fast and eventually turned into a trickle again. My unit is rated for 100 gallons per day, which I would guess at the rate it was coming out itd prolly take about 15 min to get a gallon so... I guess thats about right. Or should it be producing more water?
That being said, it brings me to this question:
Seeing that it would take FOR-EVER to put out 180 gallons for show tank and sump through my ro
unit, what would you guys do? I hope Im not going to need to get 36 5gallon buckets of water my the LFS
. My ro
system will work a-ok for top off and pwc
's, but for the 1st fill up if the city water checked out ok would it be acceptable to just used the garden hose for the initial fill-up? I guess I wouldnt care if there was amonia or nitrites in the water since the tank will be cycling anyway, right?