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Old 03-02-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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A GOOD RO/DI system??

Hi all,

I'm reading a lot today about people getting jammed up with these "100gpd" RO/DI set ups.

I'm seeing them on E-bay for like $69 bucks, and I'm starting to understand why the may not be so good.

Anyone having any luck with an systems in particular? I have a 150gal. and I don't want to spend 2 weeks filling it up.

Thanks in advance.

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I bought mine from costco, for 170, It makes about 70 gallons a gay i would say, and it came with 6 month and 1 year replacement filters + a 3 gal resevoir
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And no problems with it?

Are you in Long Beach, CA?
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I would look at the Aqua FX Barracuda or Mako. Either of these systems will give you excellent water and come with pressure gauges and inline TDS meters.
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I bought the 100 gpd ro/di unit off of ebay from filterdirect. It was $108 with a storage tank and a faucet. A lot of people on these boards have the same filter and say it works great. From my experience with it, it is an amazing unit at an amazing price. I tested my water with a TDS meter and it reads 0 ppm every test I have done. I see no difference between this unit and other units that I've seen at the lfs. The one difference is about $200 in price. I have not read about anyone having problems with a filterdirect unit.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:21 AM   #6
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Great info! Thanks!

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Old 03-03-2005, 08:40 PM   #7
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I know guys that have them from filtersdirect and they love the.....
I have one from airwaterice and it has been a great unit and walters service is great...... cost more but service is A+++++
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How would you guys rate the typhoon from airwaterice against the barracuda?
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:51 PM   #9
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How do you like that Reef Devil? Do you have the skimmer attachment?

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I have the typhoon 3 and it is a great ro/di and Walter is a great guy to do business with.

I have the reef devil skimmer and is IMO is a great skimmer. Run one on my 125 reef and on my 55 fowlr and they both skim real nice. The only thing I don't like is the CA pump that comes with it. They sometimes don't restart after a power outage. I would get the Mag 7 instead.
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