As an aquarium owner, you have different options for filtration. The usual filtration processes found in many aquariums are mechanical (the act of filtering water by physically preventing large unwanted particles from passing through), biological (the act of filtering water by breaking down harmful bacteria and organic compounds) and chemical (the act of filtering water by breaking down harmful chemicals to simple, non-toxic ones).
But aside from the usual processes, there is also the process called deionization, which is the act of removing mineral ions from the water that can be harmful to fish and other aquatic creatures. Such mineral ions are copper, iron, sodium, chloride, etc. The deionization process is actually a physical one which involves resins that can bind to the mineral ions and thus filter them out from the water.
Some deionization filter systems are single step while others are dual-step. Some DI systems have a single stage, but you can convert it to a dual stage with the Spectrapure MaxCap 1-Stage Add-on Assembly System from Pet Store. You can use this for majority of single-stage DI systems so that you can convert them anytime you wish.
The Spectrapure MaxCap 1-Stage Add-on Assembly System is the cheaper alternative to buying a dual stage DI system.
Max-Cap DI Retro-Fit Kit, 1 Sta, 10in Clr Cart, TDS Mtr, w/Filt Wr Everything you need for most systems to convert a single stage DI to a dual stage DI with MaxCap high capacity DI cartrdige.
SpectraPure Aquarium Supplies
SpectraPure was established in 1985 and is located in Tempe, Arizona, home of Arizona State University. SpectraPure is dedicated to excellence in the design and manufacture of water filtration and purification systems for household, commercial, laboratory and light industrial applications. Their product lines includes a full range of systems and equipment, including drinking water systems, water softeners, filtration systems, reverse osmosis units, RO/DI and deionization systems and many other technological innovations and water purification accessories. SpectraPure provides innovative, state-of-the-art solutions to water purity problems and applications.
SpectraPure® MaxCap 1-Stage Add-on Assembly System
KAR H LEE
Posted: 8/24/2008 from MONTEREY PARK, CA UNITED STATE
Nice and easy to install. Orignally has RO and the input TDS was at 8. After DI, output had dropped down to 0.
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Posted: 9/27/2007 from JACKSON, TN UNITED STATES
The unit was easy to set up and works good. I confirmed the supplied TDS meter accuracy with my stand alone and it was right on. This seems to be a great value and performer so far!
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