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16L Alkaline Benchtop Tap Water Filter Purifier| Multi-Stage Ceramic, Activated Carbon, Minerals + Magnetics | Gravity Flow (GT1-16)

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GT1-16+Instructions
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Quick Overview
  • This item has been superseded by the GT1-17
  • Add Essential Minerals to your Drinking Water with the 16L Remineralising Benchtop Water Filter
  • Ideal for use with Chlorinated Tap Water
  • Gravity Flow + Re-Fillable - Easy to Set Up & Maintain - No Plumbing Required
  • Reduces Tastes & Odours + Imparts a Subtle Sweetness
  • Ceramic Filters Fine Sediment down to 0.5 Micron Down (Nominal)
  • Activated Carbon Filters common Tap Water Chemicals such as Chlorine, Disinfection By-Products, Trihalomethanes (THMs such as Chloroform and Bromoform), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs such as Pesticides & Herbicides)
  • Multiple Alkaline Mineral Media Steps including Maifan Stone & Negative Ion Mineral Balls to Naturally Boost pH and Neutralise Acidity
  • Magnetic Tap Adaptor Imparts a Negative Charge for Improved Cellular Hydration
$120.00
4 Interest Free Payments of $30.00

PLEASE NOTE THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Click HERE for the GT1-17.

16L Alkaline Benchtop Tap Water Filter Purifier| Multi-Stage Ceramic, Activated Carbon, Minerals + Magnetics | Gravity Fed (GT1-16)

  • Add Essential Minerals to your Drinking Water with the 16L Remineralising Benchtop Water Filter
  • Ideal for use with Chlorinated Tap Water
  • Gravity Flow + Re-Fillable - Easy to Set Up & Maintain - No Plumbing Required
  • Reduces Tastes & Odours + Imparts a Subtle Sweetness
  • Ceramic Filters Fine Sediment down to 0.5 Micron (Nominal)
  • Activated Carbon Filters common Tap Water Chemicals such as Chlorine, Disinfection By-Products, Trihalomethanes (THMs such as Chloroform and Bromoform), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs such as Pesticides & Herbicides)
  • Multiple Alkaline Mineral Media Steps including Maifan Stone & Negative Ion Mineral Balls to Naturally Boost pH and Neutralise Acidity
  • Magnetic Tap Adaptor Imparts a Negative Charge for Improved Cellular Hydration
  • Top Tank Capacity approx. 5.5 Litres & Bottom Tank Capacity approx. 10.5 Litres

Disclaimer: Do not use or drink microbiologically unsafe water or water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection. Do not store the unit near natural sunlight (i.e. keep away from a kitchen window), otherwise, algae can start to grow inside the lower tank! (Remember: Carbon removes Chlorine, which is a disinfecting agent). Wash tanks regularly and air dry only.

Stage 1: Bio Ceramic 'Korea Ceramic' Dome (Change Every 6 Months)

Bio Ceramic 'Korea Ceramic' Dome

This cartridge consists of highly compressed ceramic diatom, which filters ultra-fine sediment matter down to 0.5 Micron (Nominal). The filter is manufactured under extremely high temperatures to ensure a perfect mold, after which it undergoes strict quality control to ensure a consistent and high-quality ceramic filter. It does not filter fluoride.

Don't be fooled by companies that claim ceramic "removes fluoride and heavy metals" or claims to be a "heavy metal and fluoride reduction ceramic"! If such a claim is made, chances are the Ceramic Media used is also impregnated with Aluminium Oxide that works via an ion-exchange mechanism (i.e. exchanging an aluminium ion for a fluoride ion), which in a way defeats the purpose of filtration if we are trying to remove contaminants from our drinking water! Further, in our experience, such filters have a maximum efficacy of 95%, and rapidly deteriorates in its ability to reduce fluoride (i.e you'll get a 95% reduction for the first 4 litres, and then a dramatic decline from there). For this reason - we don't sell any "ceramic fluoride reduction" products. Instead, we recommend Reverse Osmosis filtration, which has a 98% fluoride reduction rate, and an RO membrane should last you 4 years if you live in an area with soft water (2 years if hard water). If you're looking for a portable fluoride reduction solution (i.e. non-permanent installation which doesn't require a plumber), check out our range of Portable Reverse Osmosis Systems. Otherwise, if you're looking for a permanent fluoride reduction solution, check out our range of Undersink Reverse Osmosis Systems.

Please see below ***Important Information About Water Sanitation*** if treating rainwater is your objective.

5 Stage Multi-Media Activated Coconut Carbon + Alkaline Mineral Cartridge (Change Every 6 Months)

5 Stage Multi-Media Activated Coconut Carbon

Stages 2 & 3: Activated Carbon

Coconut carbon absorbs the majority of Chlorine, THM's, and other organic Chemicals from the water including herbicides and pesticides, whilst the low flow rate at which the ceramic filter allows for water to pass through, also enables the reduction of Chloramines. Coconut carbon also imparts a subtly sweet flavour into the water. 

Stage 4: FAR Mineralising Ball

This stage of filtration activates the water molecules, enriching minerals in the water and promoting good health.

Stage 5: Gold Maifan Stone

Maifan Stone (medicinal stone "maifanshi") improves the biological activity of the water with dissolved oxygen concentration, whilst also releasing trace minerals into the water, such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, and manganese. All of these minerals are essential for the health of human bones and teeth!

Stage 6: Ceramic Stone Mineral Pad

The ceramic stone pad prevents grit from getting into the bottom of your tank, whilst imparting trace mineral elements such as Calcium into the water.

Stage 7: Maifan Stone Mineral Pad (Change Every 6 Months)

Ceramic Stone Mineral PadThese stones are mined several hundred meters below sea level, on an unpolluted and isolated island in Korea. These stones contain Germanium, which promotes good health. This substance also helps absorb odours and other impurities, while simultaneously releasing more than 30 other kinds of minerals. This highly porous mineral stone significantly aids in the oxygenation of water and in adjusting the pH levels of the water to mild alkaline.


Optional Add On: Mixed Mineral Balls (900 Grams)


Mixed Mineral Balls

Stage 8: Tourmaline Energy Balls (White)

Tourmaline Ceramic Balls release up to 0.06mA of Bioelectricity into the water, helping to break down bigger molecule groups of water into smaller ones, essentially "activating" the water. Tourmaline can radiate more than 85% FIR (far infrared ray), providing a mildly alkaline pH. Tourmaline also has bacteriostatic properties, allowing for water to be stored for longer time periods. Tourmaline releases two negative ions (Hydroxyl and Hydronium), helping to soften the water and reduce maintenance in the lower tank.

Stage 9: Negative Ion Balls (Grey)

Negative Ion Ceramic Balls are made from natural stones which have undergone nanometer processing to produce negative ions, increase dissolved oxygen, and activate the water. The balls have a smooth surface to dissolve evenly and provide a consistent effect over time. This type of media is widely used in water treatment processing, and even in aquariums to help boost biological activity!

Stage 10: FIR Ceramic Balls (Red)

Far Infrared Ceramic balls release a weak electric current (0.06 mA) (which is similar to the body's natural current) along with trace elements such as lithium, iodine and selenium. 

FIR Ceramic Balls

Final Stage: Magnetic Water Reactor (Attaches to the Tap - Never Needs Replacing)
Magnetic Water Reactor

We are the leaders in magnetic water treatment systems in Australia, exporting our magnetic Fluid Reactor systems to 8 countries around the world. Once again we have not promoted or actively been involved in the health industry because of our commitments to our core water treatment and filtration business. However, once again we have been encouraged to build and supply negative magnetic water treatment for human consumption and the evidence has been overwhelmingly positive. Magnetic energy is widely used in water treatment and we helped pioneer this technology in Australia. This inevitably led us to develop and supply a technology called negative defusing technology, meaning that when put in reverse it activates negative energy into drinking water. So many customers have benefited from this technology, reducing the symptoms of kidney stones and calcification of the arteries along with so many other advantages in drinking negatively charged water. 

 

Please see below the Recommended Filter Replacement Schedule and links to the replacement filters:

Installation:

  1. Unpack the system from the package and unwrap all filters.
  2. Assemble the white base and the bottom tank, then install the tap.
  3. Rinse the Mineral Pad & Mineral Balls (if applicable) in clean water. Let them soak for 10 minutes, then rinse again in clean water.
  4. Place the Mineral Pad at the bottom of the tank, in the center. When using mineral balls, spread them evenly around the mineral pad. 
    NOTE: Leave a small area clear near the tap to avoid the stones blocking the tap.
  5. Rinse the Multi Media cartridge under running water to clear any fine particles then soak in clean water for 10 minutes, and give a final rinse before installing.
  6. Screw the cartridge into the white joiner piece, and affix the joiner to the bottom tank.
  7. Rinse the Ceramic dome filter in running water and use a clean kitchen scourer to lightly scrub the surface of the filter. Run water from the tap directly down through the stem of the filter to flush out any internal dust and air particles.
  8. Soak the ceramic in water (overnight is best) then give it a final rinse off and install into the top housing.
  9. Assemble the system then fill the top tank with water and allow it to filter through.
  10. Please note that you cannot completely fill both bottom and top tanks at the same time, otherwise it will leak - do not fill above the join between tanks 1 & 2.

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WATER SANITATION***

Disclaimer: Do not use or drink microbiologically unsafe water or water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection.

If your water source is Rain/Tank Water and Potable Bore Water (*i.e bore water that has been tested to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and deemed suitable for drinking purposes per the Guidelines’ aesthetic, health and safety recommendations), please see below our recommended filtration schedule to ensure safe drinking water:

  1. Dose your Rain Water Tank with HydroSil Ultra 7.5% for Protection Against Bacteria & Viruses
  2. Sediment + Carbon Pre-Filtration for Aesthetic Improvements of Taste & Odour Molecules
  3. <1 Micron Absolute Filtration for Protection against Parasites

Read on for a full explanation of why we recommend this as the minimum standard of filtration for treating Rain/Tank/Potable Bore Water for drinking purposes.

For Protection Against Bacteria/Viruses

Bacteria (such as E.Coli and Cholera) can colonize in stagnant water and result in harmful illnesses when consumed.
For sanitation against common water-borne bacteria/viruses in rainwater and potable bore water*, we, therefore, recommend dosing your tank with a product such as Hydrosil Ultra 7.5% Water Sanitiser to ensure protection against microbiological contamination/biofouling in your filter system.

HydroSil is a food-grade silver and hydrogen-peroxide based water sanitiser, which acts to oxidise bacteria and viruses without leaving any dangerous residues behind. HydroSil sanitizes and protects your tanks and water storage devices, making rainwater and potable bore water* safe and suitable for human consumption. HydroSil is not a chlorine-based chemical like most sterilisers on the market today. It is non-toxic, and safe to use around your home and family.

Dosage Rate: HydroSil should be dosed at a rate of 2L per 10KL of water. Leave to stand for 40 minutes of contact time before use.

HydroSilBuy Hydrosil Ultra

Buy Hydrosil Ultra 7.5% Here:

For Ultimate Protection Against Parasites/Protozoa

Ingesting waterborne parasites (Protozoan Cysts) such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia (which flourish in raw water sources such as rainwater tanks and bores), are a common cause of gastroenteritis.

Whilst Chlorine can inactivate Giardia with a moderate dose and contact time, Chlorine has a negligible effect on Cryptosporidium unless dosed in excess of the acceptable Chlorine limit listed in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (Version 3.6, pp. 200).

For protection against these common cysts, we, therefore, recommend filtration down to at least 1 Micron (Absolute) or smaller (i.e. with Reverse Osmosis or the Caware 0.1 Micron Absolute 3-in-1 Sediment, Chemical + Bacteria Reduction Filter). 

Such fine filtration, used along with regular sanitation (i.e. with HydroSil Ultra 7.5%) is a cost-effective and safe drinking water solution for rainwater and potable bore water*.

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More Information
Type Water Filter

Dimensions:

Height: 60cm
Depth: 36cm
Width: 31cm

Capacity: 16L (Combined Capacity)

Return Policy

Due to the nature of the products we sell, a strict return policy is in place. We work with food-grade certified materials that must be un-opened and un-used, so as to be able to be re-sold. This policy falls in line with the Australian Consumer Law, which is designed to protect BOTH BUYERS AND SELLERS. 

You may receive a refund or credit of equal amount, less the Restocking/Out-of-Pocket Shipping Expense Fee, if applicable, and any other deductions that are relevant. 

  • 30-Day Returns Policy: Returns will not be accepted without prior approval or after 30 days of the invoice date.

  • Wrongly Purchased Items/Changes of Mind Policy: Wrongly Purchased Items, or Change of Mind Purchases may be returned for a merchandise credit. This applies to, but is not limited to purchases of products that are:
    • The Wrong Size;
    • The Wrong System;
    • The Wrong Replacement Pack;
    • Due to a Change of Mind;
    • Due to Buyer Error, whereby the buyer has failed to conduct proper due diligence (including contacting FSA prior to purchase in order to clarify the relevant technical specifications, compatibility, requirements etc.) to ensure the product purchased from us is the correct product for their requirements.
  • Restocking/Out-of-Pocket Shipping Expense Fees Policy: All returns will incur a 17.5% restocking fee OR an out-of-pocket shipping expense fee, whichever is greater. 
    • This fee is in place to cover the administrative expense incurred in processing the return and/or the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by us in shipping the item to you. FSA may use its discretion to determine the restocking fee. Please note this policy falls in line with the ACL, and is designed to protect us as the seller from losses incurred due to buyer error. This means that you will NOT receive a full refund of the original purchase price - you will bear the cost of shipping the product back to us, and then you will receive a credit equal to the purchase price of the product LESS the Restocking/Out-of-Pocket Shipping Expense Fee. Please refer to our Shipping Policies (below) for further clarification.
    • Low-Value Returns: Please note that with low-value items, sometimes the cost of sending the item back to us may be more expensive to you, than simply keeping the item. For example, let's say you have ordered 3x meters of the wrong-sized tubing for your needs and paid $12.00. If, for example, it cost us $7.69 to send the item to you, and it would cost you $7.69 to send the item back to us, overall you would be $3.38 worse off (due to incurring $7.69 to send the item back to us, and having $7.69 taken out of the credit) than if you had kept the item and re-ordered the correct product for your needs. 

  • Shipping Policies: 
    • Free Shipping Offer: As part of our offer of Free shipping Australia-Wide, FSA reserves the right to select the most cost-effective courier to effect delivery of the product to you. We make no guarantee as to how long an item will take to arrive due to unforeseen circumstances outside of ours/the couriers' control, including but not limited to: Staff Shortages, Supply Chain Demand, Extreme Weather Events etc.
    • Express Shipping Policy: If you require an item on an urgent or Express basis, it is your (the buyer's) responsibility to contact us directly by telephone on [phone removed by eBay] prior to purchase, in order that we may quote you the options available for Express Delivery to your nominated address, and to organise additional payment for this Express Service. Express Shipping is not included in our offer of free shipping - this service will come at an additional cost payable by the buyer. 
    • Late Shipping Policy: Given that we offer the option for customers to organise Express Shipping with us prior to purchase, cancellations or refunds will NOT be issued on the basis of late or delayed shipping where the customer has opted for our Free Shipping offer. If the item (sent via Free Shipping), arrives late and the buyer wishes to return the item on this basis, the buyer will be liable for the cost of returning the product to us and a Restocking/Out-of-Pocket Shipping Expense Fee will be applicable to the return, as per the listed returns policy line items above. The customer will be issued a merchandise credit.
    • Our offer of Free Shipping does not apply to Returns: Whilst we offer Free Shipping, this does not mean that there is no cost to ship the product - obviously, a shipping expense is incurred, and as with all e-commerce operators that offer Free Shipping, the cost of shipping the product from our warehouse to your nominated shipping address is built into the price of the product. The offer of Free Shipping therefore only applies to the act of FSA supplying the product to you, and does not cover the cost of returning the product from the customer to FSA.
    • Returned to Sender Items: In the case of the buyer being unavailable to sign, refusing delivery, or the item being sent back to us for whatever reason, FSA may, at its discretion, pass the cost of the product being Returned to Sender (i.e. being returned back to us), back onto the buyer. Refer to Restocking/Out-of-Pocket Shipping Expense Fees (above).
    • Lost Parcels: If an item is deemed to be LOST IN TRANSIT by the courier, the customer is entitled to a replacement product or refund in line with the ACL. In the case of a replacement product, FSA reserves the right to send the replacement product in line with its Free Shipping offer. If you do require the replacement item urgently, please get in touch with our customer service team directly to organise Express Shipping. 

  • Product Damage & Product Faults: Any damage to products that are not reported to FSA within 48 business hours of receipted delivery is not covered under our transit warranty. Return shipping is to be paid by the buyer to the address provided by FSA. It is recommended that the customer applies a transit warranty to the return freight item/s, in case of damage.
    • Faults: Should the item appear faulty or doesn’t work as described, you must supply written/photographic/video evidence of the fault to us, so that we may assess whether the unit/item must be returned for testing (if requested). If testing is requested, return postage is to be paid by the buyer. 
      • If the unit/item is deemed to be faulty, compensation will be provided for the postage cost (proof of cost required). 
      • If the unit/item is deemed to be in working order and as described, the buyer will be responsible for the cost of return postage of the product from FSA's premises, back to the buyer. 
    • Minor Damage: Any damages (minor, that can be repaired) will incur a fee, that will be deducted from the total refund which will be equal to the cost of the replacement parts (List Price) and labour charges (if applicable) to repair the system(s). This will be separate from the Restocking/Out-of-Pocket Shipping Expense Fees.
    • Major Damage: Any damage considered to be major and not feasible for repair may be refused and the return request will be void. The customer will be responsible for the return freight or disposal of the damaged unit.

Returns are not accepted on special order items unless the manufacturer allows it. Applicable fees will apply.

If you have any questions about our return policy, please contact us before purchasing. This will also help to ensure you purchase the correct product that suits your requirements.

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