RO Waste Water uses

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by TG, Feb 24, 2004.

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    TG Guest

    Anyone have any practical uses for all the water going down the drain when
    making RO? Would the RO waste support a fish-only setup....brine shrimp
    hatchery...freshwater setup...etc? Just curious.
     
    TG, Feb 24, 2004
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    Toni Guest

    "TG" <noone@msn.com> wrote in message
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    > Anyone have any practical uses for all the water going down the drain when
    > making RO? Would the RO waste support a fish-only setup....brine shrimp
    > hatchery...freshwater setup...etc? Just curious.




    I run my waste water line either to my garden or into the pool- whichever
    needs it most!


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    Toni
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    Toni, Feb 24, 2004
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    CapFusion Guest

    Use the waste water to feed your plant or anything that need nutrient.

    CapFusion,...


    "TG" <noone@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:RsKdnRkWRf3U_6bdRVn-hg@giganews.com...
    > Anyone have any practical uses for all the water going down the drain when
    > making RO? Would the RO waste support a fish-only setup....brine shrimp
    > hatchery...freshwater setup...etc? Just curious.
    >
    >
     
    CapFusion, Feb 24, 2004
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  4. Well, why bother would be my question. It's just water.
    But, that's just me.

    If you are really worried about it, you can link membranes
    in series. 3 membranes would be 3 gallons produced to 5
    waste. How far you can go depends on how dirty your input
    water is.

    If you don't mind your RO water being slightly more dirty,
    and flush a bit more often, or have fairly clean water to
    start, you can cut down the flow restricter. I'm running a
    50GPD on a 150ml restricter (rather than the specified
    450ml), and have for years. I get 100K water (1 ppm). Using
    the stock 450ml restricter it was not able to archive 200K.

    If you have hard water, be careful what you do with the
    brine. If you use it, for example, on potted plants they
    will build up salts in their soil faster.

    Dumping it in your garden, pool, yard, sounds fine. Brine
    shrimp? Probably fine. Awhile back someone wanted to feed
    his home's humidifier (also fine, as long as you allow some
    of it to overflow - as they are designed, and require.)
    Pool? Why not.

    Fish only? Depends on your nitrate/phosphate levels - you
    may cross a threshold to unwanted algae, or not. You may
    also need to do more water changes, since you are starting
    with more material in the water. Maybe 25% instead of 20%.
    But, all this depends on how bad your input water is.

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    TG wrote:
    > Anyone have any practical uses for all the water going down the drain when
    > making RO? Would the RO waste support a fish-only setup....brine shrimp
    > hatchery...freshwater setup...etc? Just curious.
    >
    >
     
    Bill Kirkpatrick, Feb 24, 2004
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  5. run mine to dog's water bowls outside

    read of another guys who runs his to his skimmer cup & constantly flushes it out
     
    Shane Kennedy, Feb 25, 2004
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