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Is Reverse Osmosis Wasteful? Understanding RO Wastewater


Is Reverse Osmosis Wasteful? No. Here's Why.

"I had no idea a RO unit wastes so much water and I want to be conserving our water resources". That is something we hear quite frequently. We completely understand wanting to conserve our natural resources, but often that same customer was driving several miles and back to get bottled water for their aquarium, which was probably made by reverse osmosis too, all the while wasting precious fossil fuels and polluting our air. That may seem a bit extreme to say, so let's see if we can put it into better perspective for you. Please read on...

How to Know When to Change your RO/DI Filters

How to Know When to Change your RO/DI Filters

A RO/DI system is your aquarium’s best defense system, filtering harmful contaminates from entering your aquarium water. That’s why it’s so important to regularly maintain your RO/DI filters. The biggest challenge hobbyists’ face is not knowing when to change out their filter cartridges. But we have great news! Today we are going to show you how to properly monitor your filter cartridges to help you get the most out of your RO/DI system.

Marine Depot Awards Aquatic Life's Twist-In RO/DI System Best New Product of 2016!


Marine Depot Awards Aquatic Life's Twist-In RODI System Best New Product of 2016!

The Marine Depot Best of Awards recognizes aquarium supply manufacturers and products that have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout a one-year period. In 2016, more than 180 brands from across the globe were considered for the sixth annual Marine Depot Best of Awards. Product winners were selected based upon key performance metrics including sales volume, internet searches, website searches, customer rankings and call center data. Aquatic Life is honored to receive this award from the premier online seller of aquarium products.

How Temperature Affects RO Water Production

How Temperature Affects RO Water Production

Every year, thousands of dollars are wasted on unneeded membrane replacements because hobbyists overlook the negative effects of cold water on their reverse osmosis (RO) system performance. Assumptions are generally made that their membranes have fouled, when in fact, the temperature of the feed water has just dropped and caused the membrane production to be significantly reduced. Often, this is because hobbyists forget to take into consideration the lower feed water temperatures experienced during the winter season.

Removing Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Removing Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are equal to the total weight of all solids (minerals, salts or metals) that are dissolved in a given volume of water, and expressed in parts per million (ppm) so water quality and purity is often measured by the amount of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the water. Depending on how reverse osmosis filtered water is to be used, it is often necessary to further decrease the amount of TDS in the RO filtered water. For all aquatic animals lowering total dissolved solids is very important for osmotic regulation and hydration.

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