The RO buddie has got to be the most cost effective and easy to install. I have mine installed outside on my patio.
I agree ro buddy is super common and inexpensive. Wanted to add that cheaper systems are often significantly less efficient, so you have a lot more waste per gallon of ro.
I just agree with everyone else.
I have a ro system bought from lowes cost 289 bucks had a 2 gallon storage tank i upgraded to a 10 gal storage tank. I would say stay away from this kind unless u only plan on using a small amount at once and think of flower time also water amounts are insane with some mediums. Something that gives a consistent flow would be best. Mone stops and drips after the 10 gallons and i hate it
There are a couple of things you need to pay attention to with a setup like this. It says in the ad that you need incoming water pressure of 65 psi AND the water needs to be 77* to get 2 gph. Less than 65 psi and it affects the water going thru the membrane and less than 77* affects the output, meaning your production is slower/less than the stated 2 gph.
I’ve been keeping a saltwater reef tank for about 8 years and use a RO/DI system that will produce 150 gpd. Do yourself a favor and do your homework before buying anything so you don’t waste your time and money.
Another thing to think about is that that system has a rejection rate of 3.5 to 1, meaning 3.5 gallons of water go down the drain for every 1 gallon of RO water that you get.
Depends on how much you go through. Using 2-3 gallons of distilled gets old quickly. If your ppm isn’t too high, dechlorinated tap is plenty good.
I appreciate the tag @jdw but I don’t know anything at all about ro water systems
If it weren’t for the fact that I have a saltwater aquarium, I wouldn’t have bought an RO system for growing jazz cabbage. I would just do as dbrn32 suggested.
I bought an RO buddy a few years ago. Works flawlessly and it’s sooooo inexpensive.
My only complaint is that I frequently forget I’ve got it running and I overflow the container.
I hook my ro system up to my water storage bins with simple swamp cooler floats…
Works like a charm and it allows me to have 100 gallons of ro on hand…
thanks for the info:relaxed: