Ad Astra Unlimited Strategy Guide: Operation Aquarius
So, you might've realized that you need more than just food to eat, you also need to supply your martian with water. Thankfully, Mars isn't completely devoid of water on its surface, unlike Phobos.
To gather Water, we will need a Water Filter. We're going to buy an Gen II Uncommon Water Filter, this building turns Ice into Water. Let's look at the Player Guide for the Water Filter to find the loot tables.
Not too bad, the Uncommon Water Filter at level 1 also has 5 Task slots. So we can set up 5 of these tasks at a time. Let's look at the important values.
How much would it cost to start filtering? Assuming we're filling up all 5 Tasks slots it would cost us 11 Dusk:
Water Filtering Cost
Now what do we get back in return? Well, looking back at the first table we'll receive 16 Water and 4 Regolith multiplied by 5 (for the task slots). Which is 16 Dusk worth of Water and 0.4 Dusk worth of Regolith. Not bad! This gives us a profit of 5.4 Dusk.
Now each of these cycles takes 6 hours, how long would it take for us to make back an ROI?
Now, that's just using one Uncommon Water Filter. Let's go ahead and buy five more since our Common Land Plot still has 85 space left. Now how much Dusk do we make?
With six total Uncommon Water Filters on our plot, we'll be making a total of 32.4 Dusk per six hours, or 129.6 Dusk per day. This is just with level 1 Gen II Uncommon Water Filters.