Growers who need clean tap water on demand but cannot wait for purified RO water can use the Small Boy filter. At one gallon per minute (60 gph/1440 gpd), the Small Boy removes 99% of chlorine and 90% of the sediment particles (eg rust, silt etc). Eliminating the chlorine from the water provides a healthier environment for beneficial microbiology. This suites growers who have organic systems like soil and coco and are adding expensive organic additives, beneficial organisms and compost teas. There is nothing like adding expensive microbes and then killing them off with highly chlorinated city water. City water that is filtered through the Small Boy filtration system is drinkable and healthier as the chlorine has been removed (chlorine has been linked to cancer!). The carbon and sediment filters should be changed every 2-4 months or after 3000 gallons of water.
- Surface Area: ±4 sq. feet
- Operating Temperature: Max - 140°F
- Filter Media: Polyester-Plus
- pH: 3-11
- Filter: 5 microns
- See info below regarding the KDF85 Carbon Filter upgrade that comes preinstalled in this unit.
- 2-Stage 10" Filter Unit
- Wall Mountable Metal Bracket
- Garden Hose Connector
- 4 ft. Feed Line
- 6 ft. Outlet Line
- 1/4" Shut-off
- Filter Wrench
Size: 11" x 14" Weight: 6.4 lbs. Limited 1 year warranty
Options: Float valve, extra tubing, under sink connectors, & more.
Why spend the extra money on a KDF85 filter instead of a standard carbon prefilter?
- Many municipalities are now using chloramines instead of chlorine to treat tap water. While regular carbon filters eliminate most of the chlorine gas in water, even the highest quality filters are only able to eliminate 60-80% of chloramines. While chlorine gas dissipates from standing tap water in as little as 24 hour, chloromines last for days or weeks. KDF85 filters eliminate 95% of harmful chloromines.
- KDF85 filters last over 6 months - over twice as long as standard carbon filters!
- Continue reading for even more reasons to use a KDF85 filter instead of a standard carbon filter...
Now chloramines, iron, hydrogen sulphide and heavy metals don’t stand a chance against Hydro-Logic’s newest offering in replacement filters for all their water filter units.
KDF85 is the most advanced media that one can use when it comes to filtering their water along with pre-treating water before Reverse Osmosis filters. KDF85 filters now use medical grade catalytic granular activated carbon. This ultra premium grade of carbon reduces chloramines to the lowest industry standard levels available for any carbon media. The carbon is steam activated to provide a strong, dense product with an extremely high surface area. It has a high degree of catalytic redox activity which enhances chloramine removal. It is superior to ordinary grades of activated carbon for chloramine removal and is specially acid washed, pH buffered, and rinsed with sanitized water. This special processing minimizes the possibility of metal contaminants appearing in the effluent and ensures a neutral pH effluent. Each batch of this new carbon is fully tested for metallic contaminants.
KDF85 not only has incredible chlorine and chloramines removal capabilities but it totally eliminates chlorine and helps reduce iron, hydrogen sulphide and heavy metals due the addition of the special KDF85 media; Perfect on well or spring water sources to remove many other contaminants that can cause major problems in your garden. Nutrient lockout can be caused by several factors in water quality. Water high in iron and sulfur can be very common problems that lead to decreased yield and quality. These contaminants can also quickly foul Reverse Osmosis membranes, so pre-treating the water and removing them is crucial to a properly operating filter system. KDF85 replacement filters are available for all Hydro-Logic’s Reverse Osmosis and de-chlorinating filters. These filters last twice as long as the standard carbon filters that are included with the filter units.
Your beneficial micro-organisms will thrive and be at their healthiest population by removing these harmful substances and your plants will thank you with bountiful harvest and superior quality.
|Dimensional/Billable Weight (lbs)||8.05|
|Actual Product Weight||8.05|
|Vendor Item #||738155|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$129.45|