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Old 04-28-2012, 04:24 AM   #16
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Nice hedge!~ I'm ordering the 150GPD one tomorrow! !
Nice, I only wish that I got mine sooner.


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cool gadget. how are you planning to remineralize the water to raise all the tds gh kh good stuff?

im saving up for a co2 setup
I use Shirakura Ca+ that I purchased from Liam. About 18 drops per gallon of water to get my TDS around 120-140 and the GH to 5.

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So how long did it take to fill up the 5g bucket?
Around 1 hour and 5 minutes. It felt forever since I had to leave but didn't want to shut it down.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:52 AM   #17
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Nice, I only wish that I got mine sooner.

Around 1 hour and 5 minutes. It felt forever since I had to leave but didn't want to shut it down.
humm....me too...might have to finally invest in one soon.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:07 AM   #18
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humm....me too...might have to finally invest in one soon.
Whoa you don't use RO/DI water for your super expensive shrimp?
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #19
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Whoa you don't use RO/DI water for your super expensive shrimp?
I do...but I buy 25g at a time from the water store...the store I buy it from has a filter system the size of a room...I figured a home jobby can't be as clean at that...I don't really do water changes so it last a while...even then it'd be nice to have a home portable one...just in case..
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #20
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is just shirakura ca+ enough to reminalize for shrimps? How about mg? Just for plants? Thinking of mosura mineral plus.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #21
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Does this work on ever faucet?
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #22
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Does this work on ever faucet?
It works if you have a standard facuets setup.
I think most people do.

Anyone who gets it make sune you have 35Psi water pressure coming from your facuets or wherever you hook it or it won't work. Even at 35Psi it makes water slow!
They suggest 60psi.
Mine is like 35-40psi and it take me about 1hr 30 mins to fill a 5g to about 3" from the rim on the bucket.

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:59 PM   #23
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I just checked my bathroom faucet and it has the one specificay used for aerator. I didnt realize i can take that off.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #24
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I do...but I buy 25g at a time from the water store...the store I buy it from has a filter system the size of a room...I figured a home jobby can't be as clean at that...I don't really do water changes so it last a while...even then it'd be nice to have a home portable one...just in case..
Hm... I know the portable ones work really well. You'll end up with zero TDS water anyway.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #25
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I have 90gal spectra pure RO/DI and it takes 55min to 1.05 hour depends of water pressure. RO filter last 2 years. I have to replace carbon and sediment filters every 6 months because of very high level of chlorine 2-3.5ppm.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #26
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is just shirakura ca+ enough to reminalize for shrimps? How about mg? Just for plants? Thinking of mosura mineral plus.
It's pretty much the same thing except made by a different brand. Shirakura Ca+ contains other minerals which are good for the shrimp. The easy thing about it is that 1 drop will raise GH by 1 for a liter of water. Obviously I have to convert it to gallons but it's a simple formula.

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Does this work on ever faucet?
It works on most. If you look at the e--bay auction, he has pictures of different set ups. You can use your shower, sink or even hook it up to the hose of your toilet haha.

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Hm... I know the portable ones work really well. You'll end up with zero TDS water anyway.
Yup, I totally agree. Much easier than carrying jugs of water.

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It works if you have a standard facuets setup.
I think most people do.

Anyone who gets it make sune you have 35Psi water pressure coming from your facuets or wherever you hook it or it won't work. Even at 35Psi it makes water slow!
They suggest 60psi.
Mine is like 35-40psi and it take me about 1hr 30 mins to fill a 5g to about 3" from the rim on the bucket.

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No idea how to measure PSI but mine took pretty much an hour so it's not all that bad.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #27
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It was time to store it and it fits perfectly into a 5 gallon bucket. Hopefully this thread has convinced a few people to look into portable units.....that was the goal.

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PSI here is 55-70 .

You can buy PSI meter from Home Depot for less than $10
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #29
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is it advised to drain all the water out for storage?

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It was time to store it and it fits perfectly into a 5 gallon bucket. Hopefully this thread has convinced a few people to look into portable units.....that was the goal.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #30
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is it advised to drain all the water out for storage?
Not sure, I hope someone chimes in on this. Mine still has water in it but I don't see how that would be bad. My parents have an RO unit under their sink and there is always water in it.
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