Originally Posted by Snypie
Thanks for the reply. I have an 5 stage RO filter system. It is originally a 3 stage (sediment filter, active carbon filter, RO membrane) which i supplemented plus 2 filters (kdf filter and a micron filter). It gives me 10 ppm filtered water. I get 5 liters of water in one hour. Probably need a pump.
To the nutes. Are you referring to the flora duo series as a 2 part? I have some flora series. It is a 3 part.
If your water source is a well, you will definately need a pump. Anything less than 80 psi through that r.o. membrane is a joke.Not to mention all the water you are wasting if your not recycling it and reusing it. Most residential r.o. systems just dont produce enough water in a short amount of time with waste ratios upwards of 4 waste to 1 product or permeate water.
If you have the money invest in a good r.o. unit that is 1000 gpd. Sounds like alot, but when its cold, like now, you only get 70 percent capacity at that 80 psi
I run a residential unit and your talking way over an hour to fill a measely 5 gallon bucket.
I mix ro and tap to 150 tds. this way i know there is plenty of calcium and in the mix. been using the 6/9 Heads formula.with the 1 gram per gallon of magnesium.
im running hydro and coco containers and use the same tds mix water for both systems.
I know hydroponic research makes a formula for hard water. . May want to contact em with your water analysis and ask em if their formula will work.