Our RO-50M 4-stage RO system is a new type of aquarium filter. Water after it has been passed through an RO system has a reduced pH*. It is an excellent source to prepare appropriate conditions for aquatic organisms.
This system is equipped with two pre-filtration stages. The first is a sediment cartridge made from spun polyester. It effectively reduces and removes sediments including sand, silt, dirt, rust, etc. The second is an extruded carbon block cartridge made from high-quality coconut shell activated carbon, which is designed to reduce and remove chlorine and volatile organic compounds.
The main filtration takes place on RO membrane, which reduces and removes 96-99% of all impurities from water. Waste water is poured into the drain.
The final ‘polishing’ stage is provided via mixed-bed ion-exchange resin. It consists of a carefully blended mixture of virgin raw materials, strong acid cation and strong base anion resins. It is widely recommended for all non-regenerable mixed-bed applications where reliable production of the highest quality water is required, and where the resin must have an absolute minimum of ionic and non-ionic contamination before it is used. Any pre-contamination in the resin will reduce its overall lifespan, so a high quality resin will last longer.
This unit comes complete with colour-change MB-115 resin which turns from green to yellow when it has expired, meaning you have a visual indicator of when your resin will need replacing. Ordinary resin usually requires to be checked with a TDS meter, however colour-change resin means you can tell at a glance when it is time to renew the resin.
This reverse osmosis water filter, like all direct flow reverse osmosis water filters, does rely on you having a strong mains water pressure. Please do not buy this item if you do not have a good water pressure. This unit operates best at input water pressures of between 40psi (3 Bar) and 60psi (4 Bar). We would suggest that this is not suitable for use with gravity-fed cold water systems (where the water is stored in the loft). Normal UK water pressure should start from around 3 bar or above.
Our aquarium filter is factory tested and ready to use with connection hardware, tubing and instruction manual, all of which is designed to make installation and maintenance quick and easy without the need for a plumber.
It is offered as a complete set with filter cartridges, RO membrane, DI resin, additional accessories and valves to prevent the membrane from becoming dried out.
*pH of water after RO system depends on source water.
System dimensions (H x W x D): 370 x 472 x 170 (mm)
Working Temp.: 5°C – 40°C (41ºF – 104ºF)
Operating Pressure: 3 bar (43.5 psi) – 6 bar (87 psi) If your incoming water pressure is above 4 bar a pressure regulator should be installed.
Inlet feed water connector: 1/4”
Flow rate: 50 gallons-per-day
Typical Rejection Rate: 98% TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)
TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) < 1800 ppm pH Parameters: 2 – 11 Iron: 0.2 ppm maximum Turbidity < 5 NTU Recommendations for Use: Point-of-Use (POU) systems will remove all unwanted contaminants that find their way into ground water supplies, directly affecting the quality of commercial and domestic mains water. Recommended especially for use with hydroponics and sensitive aquatic organisms requiring water that has been purged of dissolved solids and other particulate matter found in untreated water. Ideal also for household use, perfect for small families, kitchen compact and will easily fit into any under counter space Complete Package Contains: The RO-50M is supplied with the following cartridges: PP, CTO FDA approved water filter housings (including o'rings) Feed water connector (can be fitted to copper mains water pipe) RO membrane element type: RO-1812-50 thin film composite Drain saddle valve, spanners for filter and RO housings 10" transparent housing for DI resin chamber 630ML MB-115 mixed-bed colour-change DI resin 1/4" tubing for system connection (5 metres) 300cc flow restrictor, manual flush switch