Osmosis water

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In fact, osmosis water is nothing more than ordinary pure water. Osmosis water is made by pressing tap water through a special osmosis filter. You often see the abbreviation RO pass by. This stands for Reversed Osmosis; reverse osmosis. This is what the water actually is. For the sake of convenience, we'll just call it osmosis in this article. You get osmosis by passing water through an osmosis device.

You can make osmosis water yourself by buying an osmosis device or by purchasing ready-to-use osmosis water. Many cleaning companies use and sell osmosis water.

Osmosis filter

Tap water is forced through a membrane (read: filter) and the substances that do not pass through the membrane will be carried along with the waste water. Basically anything larger than a water molecule will be discharged. These are for example: chromium, lead, nitrite, copper, mercury, nitrate, fluorine, bacteria, fungal spores, sand and lime.

The osmosis filter does not distinguish between good and bad substances. That is why you have to add minerals to the osmosis water. There are several good products for this that add all the necessary minerals for shrimp to the water.

Mineralize osmosis water

Osmosis water must be mineralized before the water can be added to the aquarium. This is a bit of work, but it allows you to properly regulate the water values.

We mineralize osmosis water with Bee Shrimp Mineral gH +. Bee Shrimp Mineral gH + contains all important minerals and trace elements for beautiful color, good health, good breeding and growth.

Aquatic plants and osmosis water

Almost all plants, such as oxygen plants and moss species, can simply be kept in osmosis water. Of course, as with tap water, it is important to provide plants with nutrients.

Pros osmosis water

  • The big advantage of osmosis water is that it is pure and the water values can be regulated very precisely;
  • Lower pH value is easier to achieve;
  • Constant water values;
  • Water pollution is filtered from the water;

Cons osmosis water

  • An osmosis filter can easily cost €75,- ($90,-) to purchase;
  • Cheaper filters often have a minimal ratio of osmosis water / waste water;
  • Water must be mineralized with mineral salts (which has the advantage that all important minerals and trace elements are added to the water).

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