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  • An Inexpensive Alternative to a RO System

    Posted by ReeferMerch on June 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Hey Gromies,

    let me begin by saying I am a novice hobbyist, so take my info with a grain of salt, I would not want to mislead anyone, but I thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share.

    I have recently been diving into soil conditioning and soil microbs. My latest product is Recharge, I know many of you are familiar with it. During my research into Recharge, I read that chlorine and chloramine actually hurt the beneficial microbs. Almost all municipal water systems contain both of these chemicals. I have a 4×4 tent and am trying to do this without spending tons of cash. I do not have a RO system and really do not want to spend the $200 bucks to get one.

    I found this in-line filter on line which removes chlorine and chloramine and is supposed to treat 35,000 gallons. It attaches to your hose bib or hose and thats it, out comes water that is better for the girls. They have multiple models that filter different amounts, I went with the mid range, 35,000 gallons for about $50. The way I figure it, that 35,000 gallons will feed my 6 plants in 7 gal containers for quite a while.

    You can get these directly from the supplier or on Amazon. This company also sells a host of tea’s that I think are similar to Recharge. They even send a free bag of the stuff with the filter, kinda cool. Here is where you can get these if you are interested:

    Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/New-2018-Design-Chloramines-Pesticides/dp/B07Q8DFKYK/ref=sr_1_2?crid=6ZGO4R21DNM6&dchild=1&keywords=boogie+brew+water+filter&qid=1592939337&sprefix=boogie+br%2Caps%2C205&sr=8-2

    Boogie Brew – https://www.boogiebrew.net/water-filter/

    Here is a video about this filter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa9_DPGQ98g

    Enjoy!

    dtothab replied 1 year, 9 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • victorytoker

    Member
    December 1, 2020 at 3:41 am

    Respectfully intended but what you show is not even close to what an r.o. multi stage filter does.. not even close. Plumber here, 32 years in the trade.

  • victorytoker

    Member
    December 1, 2020 at 3:43 am

    You can get a 3 stage ro filer on amazong for $100 also, its a slow one but does the job.

    • ReeferMerch

      Member
      December 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

      You do you growmie.

  • DaHomie

    Member
    December 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    u could also get some Dechalorinator+ from Microbe Life for 60$$ a Gal n at 0.5ml a gallon of water m sure it would last a while man

  • gweedos-growroom

    Member
    December 9, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Hey if your just worried about chlorine and or chloramines the fix is super simple, just add 500mg of plain powdered vitamin c aka ascorbic/citric acid from any vitamin section at your local market. Chloramine is basically chlorine with an ammonia molecule attached to help it maintain stability in water, ie it doesnt bubble out as readily as chlorine alone, the vit c breaks the bond and the chlorine will gas off with assistance from a bubble stone, your left with tiny trace amounts of ammonia which ends up being nitrogen in the end, I’ve been doing this 50 gals at a time for 2 years with no I’ll effects, and it’s super cheap, as for RO you get what you pay for basically I’d say always go a bit bigger than what you need to save time. 👍👍

  • dtothab

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Spectra Pure offers one for $85