Given that the hydroponic method of growing puts you in complete control of the range and quality of nutrients distributed to your plants, it is highly desirable to have purified water on hand for mixing up new batches of feed. The V2 Pure 50 Reverse Osmosis System basically acts like a giant water filter to remove all existing mineral content, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of the plant-growing equivalent of a ‘blank canvas’. What then follows in terms of the featured nutrients is entirely up to you!
If you live in a hard water area where a high pH or high cF background reading can be detected, the installation of an RO unit will make a big difference because of the comparatively large concentration of unwanted chemicals and salts (viewed against soft water areas). Although some of these elements may actually seem quite useful for your plants, a lot of them are not and can ultimately lead to deficiencies and/or the build up of toxins – so why risk it? This top product gives you the chance to start with a clean slate!
Settling for nothing short of pure refinement, the V2 Pure 50 Reverse Osmosis System employs a fantastic three-stage filtration process. Water is guided through a sediment pre-filter to remove particles of up to 5 microns in size, an activated carbon block filter to remove contaminants such as chlorine and colourants, and a Thin Film Composite (TFC) RO membrane to remove heavy metals, hardness-forming minerals and nitrates and phosphates.
The professional-looking, convenient-sized unit has been put together using premium parts and includes several neat touches that prolong the product lifespan and enhance user friendliness. You’ll find a flow restrictor/manual flush valve manages the level of water able to enter the all-important RO membrane whilst also accommodating regular flushes of it for good maintenance. Then there’s the integral pressure gauge, which clearly and accurately indicates when the RO membrane needs flushing out or replacing – again helping to keep the V2 Pure 50 Reverse Osmosis System in peak condition.
Designed to produce up to 190 litres of purified water per day, the V2 Pure 50 Reverse Osmosis System is supplied with all the required pipework and fittings to tap into your mains (a self-piercing water connector, drain clamp, 6m of ¼ RO flexible tubing (2m white/2m red/2m blue), a wall-mounting bracket, and a filter housing removal tool) plus instructions from the manufacturer.
- How to Use
To set up the product for hydroponics use, first refer to the instructions provided with the kit that show you how to attach it to the mains water pipe – one pipe in, two pipes out (one for clean water, one for waste). Then do the following:
1. Store water in an aerated water butt with auto-shut off kit
2. Fill nutrient mixing tank with Bloom Calmag at 1ml/1L (for the entirety of the grow)
3. Add correct level of PH buffer (either 20% tap water or a powdered buffer)
4. Add nutrients + additives as per normal
5. Ph adjust if necessary
6. Feed Plants
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