Aquarium Water Care
Water quality in aquariums
Name: D-D Reverse Osmosis (RO) Unit 189Litres - 50 US Gallons
What is an RO water (Reverse Osmosis) This can be a complected subject, so I'll tell you the long story made short:
This Reverse Osmosis is a procedure where water passes through a number of membranes removing a high percentage of minerals and TDS (Totally Dissolved Solids) ions, undesirable molecules and larger particles from drinking water.
i.e salt dissolved in water is one of many minerals that is a totally dissolved solid (TDS). Calcium is another mineral that can be dissolved in water.
At the end of this process, the water is almost void of minerals and other tds. The water is more or less "pure" water. However pure water alone is not a good for fish tanks. It has virtually no minerals in it, which makes it harmful to aquatic life, as minerals are still needed for fish and plants and with certain minerals these act as a pH buffer. ( a buffer helps stop the pH levels oscillating i.e. pH up high one moment then the level dropping very low the next time the pH is tested. so you need to mix the RO water with some tap water to restore some of the depleted mineral content of the water. There are chemicals you can purchase to do the same.
The D-D Reverse Osmosis (RO) Unit a super duper filtration unit used for introducing part that cleans the tap water and does this in 2 operations:
At the first stage an inline filter unit, filters out the solids/detritus from the water.
Onto the second stage and another filtration section strips out TDS (Totally Dissolve Solids), Chlorine, unwanted metals and other impurities from the ordinary tap water to eventually produce very high grade quality potable water for your aquarium
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Units are a very valuable assets to be used to upgrade the water quality of an aquarium leading to the health and well being of your tropical, cold water fish and other water environment dependent species. Also less chemicals are needed to remove unwanted minerals etc Areas: Monmouth Cardiff Lydney Chepstow