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    Needing advice on a good RO system

    Hello you wonderful, helpful people *crosses fingers* lol,

    So, I have my greenhouse up, fogging system, etc but the one thing I'm lacking is an RO system. I've done a lot of research and, to be honest, it's quite a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there regarding what I actually need.
    My greenhouse is 10'x12'x10' and even though it's not nearly full I plan for it to be over the next year or two. I'm estimating a need of 50 - 100 gpd. Also I would like to have a garden hose adapter because that would be super convenient considering it's location. I have already checked and I know that I have plenty of pressure to supply a filtering system. It all just comes down to a good brand that won't make me take out a loan on my house to get it!

    So, does anyone out there have one and can recommend it or know of a reputable, good system? Thank you in advance and happy growing!

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    i picked up this 100gpd unit about 5 months ago and love it. have it hooked up to a spigot beside washing machine in basement and hooked up to float valve. was trying to get smallest unit with least frills. just make sure to replace the filter as needed or the membranes life will be shortened and is much more expensive to replace

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthesl0ve View Post
    i picked up this 100gpd unit about 5 months ago and love it. have it hooked up to a spigot beside washing machine in basement and hooked up to float valve. was trying to get smallest unit with least frills. just make sure to replace the filter as needed or the membranes life will be shortened and is much more expensive to replace

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    thank you very much, about how often are you having to replace the filters thus far?

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    every 6 months is the suggested life of the filter. my water usage is only about 20 or 30 gallons per week as of now so at 6 months ill pop it open and inspect filter to see if it needs changing.
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    Much appreciated. I bookmarked that one as I continue looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthesl0ve View Post
    every 6 months is the suggested life of the filter. my water usage is only about 20 or 30 gallons per week as of now so at 6 months ill pop it open and inspect filter to see if it needs changing.
    Actually, I believe this is their newer model () It looks to be higher GPD, portable, connects to a hose if needed, etc

    https://hydrobuilder.com/hydroponics...is-filter.html

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    I would not recommend a 2 stage, especially since that's not some ridiculously low cost.
    With that, you are counting on the one prefilter to work as both sediment filter and charcoal filter. I recommend no less than a prefilter and two charcoal filters. You don't want to clog your charcoal filter with sediment... and you want 2 charcoal filters so the water has more contact time with the charcoal to remove the chlorine. If chlorine makes its way to the membrane, it will destory it. So if you do go with the 2 stage (and a suggestion for nepenthesl0ve) since it is only one filter... change that filter OFTEN. You don't want it to restrict water flow by being clogged and you don't want to allow chlorine to the membrane.

    The bare bones system I would suggest is a 4 stage, bulkreefsupply makes some very nice filters. Go with the 75gallon per day unit, and if you end up needing more buy the water saver upgrade which allows you to pull more pure water from the waste water. It saves a lot of water, and your filters since you're getting more product water from the same supply water.
    4 stage 75GPD unit $149.99 https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4...m-75gpd-2.html
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    This will add another 75gpd, making it 150gpd system and save water and filters as I mentioned above.
    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/water...ef-supply.html
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