Water from fish shops

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Hinty, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
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    Noticed that a few members are buying their water from fish shops.

    Bear in mind that the Aquatic R.O. systems do not always have a DI stage, so the water may not be zero tds.

    Bearing in mind that even a well maintained RO system can vary between 5 and 15 tds before the DI, and higher if the water pressure drops, or the filters need changing it is worth testing it for yourself before use, or using a DI filter before you use it.

    Have seen these small DI filters that may not last long but can be refilled, and are nice and small to fit on a trolley somewhere. (In a van it is easier to use a bigger DI pressure vessel).

    http://www.ro-man.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=110

    Dave
     
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  2. chip

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    i thought you meant chippy's at first! would'nt fancy cleaning with brine.
    untill i came on this forum i had no idea people bought their water, for me it'd be to much hassle going there and filling up. most folk say you can clean safely up to 10ppm, but i like to keep it below 3, but i've heard of it being used at 20+ ! probably depends on the glass?
     
  3. ricoclay

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    I buy my water either from a large commercial cleaners locally £1.50 per 25l or if I need it in a hurry, an aquatics centre locally to me for £2.50. Never had to run it through DI as yet and no complaints of streaking so must just be a localised issue
     
  4. Gav

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    I never thought of this either, for me its much less hassle to produce my own when needed but i can see why it might be helpful to some.
     
  5. tom cronin

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    I thought it was under 40tds and it's fine? But I dunno, I just buy it from some geezer up the rd lol
     
  6. Gav

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    I have used mine between 25-50 with out realizing as had not checked water for a while and never had a problem or complaints. I do however try to keep it below 10.
     
  7. mr shine

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    no offence lads i wouldnt buy water when 1 bag of tulsion resin costing 75 quid does me for 1 year if you calculate what water is costing possibly 2k a year thats a lot of dead money
     
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