- Economical 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis unit priced right for aquarists
- Filters tap water impurities that compromise aquarium water quality
- Compact footprint allows easy installation for convenient aquarium use
3-stage reverse osmosis (RO) unit boasts great hobby-friendly price PLUS compact footprint! Aquatic Life RO Buddie 3-stage Reverse Osmosis System is the affordable RO unit designed to provide a source of economical filtered water for aquarium use. 3-stage RO unit employs a Thin-Film Composite (TFC) membrane RO Cartridge with carbon and sediment cartridges to effectively remove dissolved solids, chlorine, and particulate matter. AquaticLIfe RO Buddie is available in 50 and 100 GPD models.
Easily convert your 3-stage unit into a 4-stage RO DI unit with an add-on De-ionization (DI) Color Changing Mixed Bed Resin Cartridge (Item #85952. Sold separately). Cation and Anion resins (H+ and OH-) remove the remaining total dissolved solids (TDS) from membrane-filtered water for purified water with average conductivity values of about 0.1µS.
Please Note: User must supply own 1/4" tubing to connect to water supply, filtered water and waste water connections on the RO Buddie.
Optimal Water Pressure: 60 PSI
Maximum Water Pressure: 100 PSI
Optimal Water Temperature: 77° F
Maximum Water Temperature: 105° F
Typical Rejection Rate: 1:4.5
Aquatic Life RO Buddie 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System Instruction Manual & Specification PDF,
50 gpd RO Unit Spec Sheet PDF, and
100 gpd RO Unit Spec Sheet PDF.
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The RO Buddie should only be connected to a cold water supply. The optimal water temperature is 77°F. Using other water temperatures will diminish the effectiveness of the filtration and can accelerate degradation of the membrane.
Use care not to over tighten the threaded connections - in particular the elbow connections. If once installed the system should leak, use plumber's Teflon® tape on the threaded fittings.
When using a new Carbon Cartridge, remove the Membrane and run water through the carbon to rinse out any possible carbon dust.
Protect the Membrane from freezing and from drying out. After its first use, the Membrane must never be allowed to dry out. If the reverse osmosis system will not be active for more than 10 - 15 days, use a protective solution (Preservation Fluid), which maintains the efficiency of the osmosis unit by inhibiting bacterial growth and prevents the deposition of impurities.