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Old 10-21-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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Anyone buy an Aqua-safe RO/DI off ebay????

I'm looking at getting one. Are they any good? Can I buy replacement filters on the web or at a store? I'm looking at the 6-stage unit.


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Old 10-21-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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I got one. Mine works just fine. Took my TDS reading from my tap water @around 390-400 to 2. I say it works good. I also got mine from Ebay too. There are a couple of people here that have the same RO/DI unit. I just don't use the last filter, (the one that makes the water taste good), none of my fish have complained about how bad the water tasted so I left it off...LOL

Just be prepared, it takes a while for the unit to generated five gallons of water. And you will have quite a bit of "waste water" generated while making your RO/DI water.

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I have one off ebay as well. No complaints, half the price of similar units at the LFS and results of 2 to 4 ppm.
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Where does the waste water go, do you pipe it to the drain? How long to fill the 4 gallon tank? How much waste per gallon of processed water? Where will you buy replacement filters for it? Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:16 PM   #5
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Where does the waste water go, do you pipe it to the drain?

Yes or you can run the hose into a sink.

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How long to fill the 4 gallon tank?
It takes about 3 hours to fill my holding tank.

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How much waste per gallon of processed water?

I really don't know, but the water comes out of the waste hose at a much greater volume than the hose that fills the tank. I would venture to say at least five times as much waste water.

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Where will you buy replacement filters for it?
You can buy them from Aqua-safe, and they are pretty much run of the mill filters and probably available at HD or Menards. But Aqua-Safe has a much better deal on them if you buy from them.

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No. But I did buy the HB water syster Ro/Di off the internet and the company has really stood by the filter for me and it does an excellent job for the price. I would recommend them. They have an ebay store and they also have their own website.
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