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neo-2FX

hey gurus,

where can I get a decent RO filter?

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revolutionhope

i can recommend ilter systems australia for sure. i waa advised by disciple and others here to go thru them.

i got their portable unit with option for aquarium water as well as pH neutral drinking water for around $200 i think. replacement cartridges for maintenance qre pretty inexpensive too.

said unit has 2 taps and you can turn on one or the other depending which water you want. with my mains pressure i get more than 10 litres per hour and EC of 4 or 5 last i checked. think it may be a little higher now so i should change the cartridge as I've had it for 6 months ish.

the owner at FSA is very friendly, didn't try to upsell me. and happy to talk and.explain things.

love n peace

will

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Disciple

was going to recommend them too

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revolutionhope

hey D which unit did u get? and also keen to know what tds / ec does your RO water come out at?

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neo-2FX

I'm interested in this dual unit since our water filter has gone bust. There is a few different models on the site, am I best asking the owner?

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revolutionhope

I also found the website horribly confusing. In the end I just rang him (during business hours ofc) and he kindly explained that I need not spend a lot of money and recommended something very affordable. He was most helpful!

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neo-2FX

Thanks Will, I'll call tomorrow.

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jayc

hey D which unit did u get? and also keen to know what tds / ec does your RO water come out at?

+1 to FSA RO unit.

Mine still produces RO water with Zero TDS.

 

I have the GT1-70 DIALK model "DI Aquarium & Drinking Water Combo R/O". 

But most people would opt for the cheaper GT1-70DI - "Aquarium RO".

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Ronskitz

Yeah i went with the GT1 and thats never missed a beat

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neo-2FX

Did you guys buy spare "membranes" or do they last a while?

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jayc

Haven't bought spares yet. It will depend on how often you use the unit.

Once TDS starts to rise, you will know when it's time to change the RO membrane.

I tell myself that I will tolerate TDS going up to 10 before changing.

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neo-2FX

Cheers guys, will contact them today =)

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revolutionhope

 

@neo-2FX did you get an RO unit already?

i have owned my Gt6 portable drinking & aquarium water RO/DI unit for 6 or 7months i guess and the TDS had crept up to 5ppm or higher and so i decided it was time to do maintenance on the unit.

I emailed Ian at FSA and he recommended I save some $ and get the below packwhich contains the 3 components which need changing most regularly.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Replacement-Pack-Reverse-Osmosis-Aquarium-and-Drinking-Water-6-1-6-18LS-5-12-/251396315471?hash=item3a8863594f

it cost me $60, there are 4 components to this system and one is a membrane which needs replacing approx every 24 months.

the taste&odor should be replaced every 6 months apparently and the DI resin media should be replaced every year i was told, anyway my TDS had alraedy been creeping up after 6 months usage (100 - 150 litres per week i guess) so i wanted to fix it all in one go.

the pack cost $66 inclkuding shipping.

I had to call their tech (who was very friendly) and advised me on how to do a couple things i wasn't sure about - and I changed all the parts and it took me perhaps 1 1/2 hours in total (including soaking and washing the lines and also the inside of the main DI chamber in got soapy water.

I am just about as bad as it comes with practical/handy stuff so it is pretty easy if I can do it in 1 1/2 hours. next time it will take less than an hour i'm sure.

Anyway Tds is back to ZERO ppm woohoo :-) stoked with the result.

I wanted to share the experience incase it helps you with your decision :-)

love n peace

will

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neo-2FX

@revolutionhope I did order, should be here soon!

I ordered the GT1-70DIALK.

Thanks very much for sharing that, I'll keep it handy when it comes to maintenance although the parts for mine might be different?

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jayc
6 minutes ago, neo-2FX said:

I ordered the GT1-70DIALK.

That's the same unit I have.

Just remember NOT to use the Alkaline tap for aquarium use.

Only use the Alkaline tap for drinking.

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revolutionhope

ah the gt1-70dialk is the one i got too actually. gt6 are some of the replacement part numbers :-)

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neo-2FX

Got her all hooked up and water coming out! yay! It comes out nice and......slow lol

Expected though.

Thanks for the help guys!

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revolutionhope
2 minutes ago, neo-2FX said:

Got her all hooked up and water coming out! yay! It comes out nice and......slow lol

Expected though.

Thanks for the help guys!

On my mains pressure I get about 12 litres an hour :-) it's good enough

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neo-2FX
2 minutes ago, neo-2FX said: Got her all hooked up and water coming out! yay! It comes out nice and......slow lol

Expected though.

Thanks for the help guys!

On my mains pressure I get about 12 litres an hour :-) it's good enough

About the same here.

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