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    Greenhouse going up, need advice on a good RO system

    Hi everyone! So, my greenhouse is going up over the next 2 weeks and I've been trying to research a good RO system for it. Needless to say, the information out there is sparse and hard to decipher between the fake ads that say they are reviews and an actual, honest review. So, I need your help.

    My greenhouse will be 10' x 12' x 10' (tall) and I plan to be making quite a few new purchases and hopefully growing a few hundred seedlings of various types (neps, pings, etc) over this next year. I need an RO system that can supply enough water without adding minerals back in for "taste", and preferably one that can connect to a garden hose type of faucet.
    I already understand that I will need a large plastic container as well as installing some type of shut-off system unless that is included with the system (bonus if it does).
    I'm guessing 100 gpd would easily be sufficient?

    If any of you have any experience or at least can point me to a reputable site that has better info that my horrible google-fu skills it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance for helping an enthusiastic nublet

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    This is the bare bones system I tend to recommend. It is the lowest amount of stages, and does not have DI since we don't need zero water anyway. 75gpd is plenty for me in the big greenhouse (8x16x10) and for storage I use multiple bladder tanks all connected together.
    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4...m-75gpd-2.html
    If you want to save some water and/or up your production you can add on the water saver upgrde kit (the 150 kit) which adds another 75gpd membrane to the brine output and collects more useable water... The TDS does climb slightly, but not by much. I use the upgrade kit for my reef tank and the TDS is 7 after about 7 minutes of starting the system.
    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/water...ef-supply.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    This is the bare bones system I tend to recommend. It is the lowest amount of stages, and does not have DI since we don't need zero water anyway. 75gpd is plenty for me in the big greenhouse (8x16x10) and for storage I use multiple bladder tanks all connected together.
    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4...m-75gpd-2.html
    If you want to save some water and/or up your production you can add on the water saver upgrde kit (the 150 kit) which adds another 75gpd membrane to the brine output and collects more useable water... The TDS does climb slightly, but not by much. I use the upgrade kit for my reef tank and the TDS is 7 after about 7 minutes of starting the system.
    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/water...ef-supply.html
    You are my new best friend (don't tell my old best friend, lol). I've been checking for responses every few hours so I greatly appreciate you taking the time to give a response. I will definitely look at everything you linked. After all, I joined here to learn from others and to eventually pay it back by helping as well.

    If anyone else has suggestions so I can have a few options to consider I appreciate all the information I can gather. Thank you!

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