We picked up that idea from somewhere along our learning curve while reading. Basically it is a really good idea to filter the water before it gets into your tank.
Two major reasons, we are looking forward to be able to drink from the tap and you can’t have any chlorine in the tank to back flush the water maker. So why not try to get into the practice right away, after cleaning your tank this spring. We hope to start from fresh and not have any bad taste in the future.
A little research and we came with the solution, double filtrations one for residue 5 microns, and one carbon for the rest. As usual Google (my friend), I found the best price on the net.
2 x Pentek 158643 3/8″ 3G Slim Line 10″ Clear Housing @ $18.50
3 x Pentek PS5-10C Smooth Core Filter Cartridge @ $1.60
3 x Ametek, US Filter C-1, American Plumber W5CIP @ $6.10
Add to this a chopping board a few coupling, a valve, tubing and attachment devices from your favourite local hardware store. You are in business for 1 hour of assembling and fun. Now if you ask me, I will build a Marine version for you at the minimal coast of $149, for your family safety a must. And if you buy in the next 20 minutes, I will include 2 years of filter in the price.
You are now able to hook up your water hose on one side, the device hangs from the lifeline or other place and you get beautiful and tasty water on the other side. Grab a beer, relax the water is flowing for only $149.
One of this island, we may really see the benefit would be our 63rd one, the Caroline Island. Caroline Island or Caroline Atoll (also known as Millennium Island and “Beccisa Island”‘), is the easternmost of the coral atolls which comprise the southern Line Islands in the central Pacific Ocean.
First sighted by Europeans in 1606, claimed by the United Kingdom in 1868, and part of the Republic of Kiribati since the island nation’s independence in 1979, Caroline Island has remained relatively untouched and is considered one of the world’s most pristine tropical islands, despite guano mining, copra harvesting, and human habitation in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is home to one of the world’s largest populations of the coconut crab and is an important breeding site for seabirds, most notably the sooty tern.
The atoll is best known for its role in celebrations surrounding the arrival of the year 2000— a 1995 realignment of the International Date Line made Caroline Island one of the first points of land on Earth to see sunrise on January 1, 2000.