A tap water purifier is a device that is for the fresh or saltwater aquaculturist who needs pure, chemical-free water, and the typical tap water purifier unit filters 10 gallons of fresh water per hour. Basically what the tap water purifier does is remove dissolved minerals, heavy metals and nutrients, plus organic, agricultural and industrial pollutants.
Although it will basically depend on what you will receive in the tap water purifier package that you choose, the basics will generally stay the same.
One tap water purifier in particular is the one from Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is a deionizer column consisting of an ion-exchange resin as well as an activated carbon component; basically the kit includes one column with all of the necessary fittings, plus a bottle of ‘electro-right’ and pH to the required level.
As well, the column included will be able to remove all minerals including that of heavy metals, algae-promoting nutrients such as phosphate and silicate, as well as pesticides, and organic pollutants, chlorine and chloramine and others; the column is easy to use and as well can be quickly connected and disconnected from the tap.
This device is recommended particularly in the following situations: you would only need a small amount of pure water and do not want a permanently connected RO unit, you have fairly soft water of a reasonable quality and so you will get a higher return per cartridge, or if you want to further purify water from a basic RO unit.
Basically the features of this device are as follows: attaches to your faucet in seconds; removes sediments, chlorine, chloramine, heavy metals, organic chemicals, and inorganic ions from tap water; includes 4 oz. bottles of pH adjuster and electro-right, faucet adapter and kink-free tubing; replacement cartridges available; for fresh and saltwater aquariums; and more.
Where you can go to get one
There are many different places that you can go to get this sort of device, and so you should not find this process to be especially difficult, however you should still take time and consideration in your decision, as you not only want to be fully satisfied in the end but you also want to end up with the best quality and worth that you possibly can. Ask around your local stores so that you can get an opinion in regards to where the best place would be to go.