The Aquatic Life RO Buddie 50 GPD and 100 GPD 3-stage reverse osmosis (RO) and 4-stage (RO/DI) systems feature unbelievable affordability and functionality, all in a very compact design. Designed to provide a reliable source of economical filtered water for aquarium use, all systems use Thin-Film Composite (TFC) Membrane RO cartridges in conjunction with Carbon and Sediment cartridges to effectively and efficiently remove harmful substances such as heavy metal ions, dissolved solids (TDS), Chlorine and particulate matter from municipal tap water. 50 GPD RO Buddie Item #540016, UPC #810957010164, 100 GPD RO Buddie Item #540017, UPC #810957010171.
50 GPD RO Buddie + DI (540019): Includes our improved DI Color Changing Mixed Bed Resin Cartridge with MBD-30-NG Nuclear Grade resin, item #330242. Both RO Buddie 3-Stage systems can be easily upgraded to a 4-Stage RO/DI system by adding our De-ionization (DI) Color Changing Mixed Bed Resin Cartridge, Item # 330242, sold separately. The Cation and Anion resins (H+ and OH-) in the DI cartridge media remove most of the remaining total dissolved solids (TDS) from membrane-filtered water, and produce purified water with an average conductivity value of ~0.1µS/cm. The DI Cartridge is refillable and has a clear housing so you know at a glance when the media needs to be replaced. Our new MBD-30 resin changes color from blue to amber when the media is exhausted. Each DI Cartridge includes two clips that allow the cartridge to attach to the front of the membrane housing. 50 GPD RO+DI Item #540019, UPC #810957010195.
- Small footprint of the unit makes it easy to place under cabinets or in limited spaces.
- Sediment and Carbon cartridges are up-front and easy to replace.
- Membrane Housing accepts standard 11-3/4 inch TFC Membrane Filter Cartridges.
- Faucet Adapter makes it easy to connect to standard Garden Hose Threads (GHT).
- Includes 20 feet of Polyethylene Tubing to plumb.
- Quick Connections make it easy to remove and replace cartridges.
- Mounting Brackets hold the unit securely while mounted in a convenient location.
- Included Membrane Housing Wrench makes removing cap easy.
IMPORTANT INFO for New York City Residents
In-line KDF 85/Catalytic GAC Cartridge for Chloramine Removal: Filled with a high-quality media consisting of a mix of KDF 85 and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) for removal of Chloramines in source water. The high surface area results in an exceptionally high capacity and efficiency. Catalytic, High Efficacy and Enhanced carbon is especially effective at removing Chloramines and Hydrogen Sulfide - GAC reduces taste, odors and dissolved organic chemicals from water supplies. Used in combination with activated carbon, KDF media can significantly extend the life of filter cartridges. Includes 1/4-inch press-fit tubing connectors and surface mount clips. For use with any Aquatic Life RO Buddie unit. Install the in-line KDF 85/Catalytic GAC Cartridge between your Sediment and Carbon cartridges on your RO Buddie to separate the chlorine from the ammonia by removing the hydrogen atom that holds them together. Once the chlorine is free it can be absorbed by the carbon filter before water enters the membrane, thus preventing your membrane from damage and then allowing the DI resin to last longer. Item 330283
Product Specifications: Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4 x 13.8 inches ; 3.1 pounds - Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds. Suggested water pressure: 60 PSI • Maximum water pressure: 100 PSI - Optimal Water Temperature: 77°F (25°C) - Maximum Water Temperature: 105°F (40.5°C) - Typical Rejection Rate: 1:4.5 - Size: 7.25”W x 4”D x 13.75"H, 3.10 lbs (Unit with Membrane and Cartridge). In The Box: RO Unit, Cartridges, Membrane, Faucet Adapter, Membrane Wrench.
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