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Old 06-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #1031
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After reading in another thread about upgrading your bulk reefs RODI units output via their 150 gpd add on unit ,I decided that for $60 that might be a heck of a buy,..at least for me.., normally, I'm doing somewhere in the neighborhood of a 20-30 gal pwc weekly and probably losing another 100 + gals down the drain each week.
I currently have theirs 5 stage 75 gpd unit,..by reading all the hype and the ton of user reviews regarding this add on ,.. It'll make twice the amount of useable water faster and with only something like a 1/1 waste ratio.,so for me, that'll mean larger PWC's weekly with less time and lower cost .
Sounds like a winner to me,...
Good call Dary. Let us know how that mod works out.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #1032
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Does it cut some of the waste water? My mom is ready to kill me when she sees that much water going down the drain.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #1033
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Does it cut some of the waste water? My mom is ready to kill me when she sees that much water going down the drain.
From what I gather., it's got another pop on RO filter that recirculates the water from one RO filter to the other instead of just throwing it down the drain,... Check out the brs site ,..I think they call it something like the 150 gpd water saving RODI gizmo or something like that,... There's like 50-60 reviews with everybody raving about it ,...worth a shot,... I like the idea of being able to do a larger water change with actually probably using less total water and less time.... Should be here hopefully by next week so I'll hook it all up ,cross my fingers and report back on how it works first hand.
Oh,..re waste water,.." they say " instead of wasting four gals ( + -) to one gal of pure water its more like one gallon of good to one gallon of bad water
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:36 PM   #1034
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Alright I'll check. I'm probably going to buy it once you get it, as long as you like it.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #1035
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Alright I'll check. I'm probably going to buy it once you get it, as long as you like it.
Dary the guinea pig at your service sir...
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #1036
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I wanna know to Dary. If you say it's worth it, I'll invest. Lol
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #1037
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I wanna know to Dary. If you say it's worth it, I'll invest. Lol
Okie dokie..,I ordered it this morning ,..should take five days or so to get to me in San Diego ,.hopefully I'll have by my next water change.
Ok now for the really big question,.dosing,..my nemesis ,..I know my calcium and alk are rather low BUT everything seems to be thriving ,..lots of lps and a few sps etc,... I ordered the bulk reef kalkwasser kit,..but I'm at a loss,... My ca is at 380 and the alk was at 8.1 this am ( after pwc) ,... I'm ( even with their instructions) still really haven't any idea of how to raise the levels using their kit without screwing things up again,..(before using the kalkwasser in my ATO to maintain levels ) ..maybe I should just heed my own advice. " ..if its not broken than don't try and fix it"..... Maybe if this new RODI gizmo works and using a larger water change I won't have do any dosing,...help me before I screw something up again!!!
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Question dary . So the add on for your ro unit makes it a 6 stage? I'm still waiting on my 6 stage pure water club unit to come( tired of lugging after a year) and I really don't know how to optimize pure water output and filter life.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #1039
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Question dary . So the add on for your ro unit makes it a 6 stage? I'm still waiting on my 6 stage pure water club unit to come( tired of lugging after a year) and I really don't know how to optimize pure water output and filter life.
I really don't think that's how they view it,..it's basically just another RO cylinder which clips onto your existing RO cylinder and somehow it produces more water by recirculating the previous waste water again,.giving you more usable water with less waste. I think (?) the six stage is just another filter or membrane ,..however brs says that this unit can be used on other manufactures units too,...I can imagine that lugging jugs of water all over town would really. Suck.
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Ok thanks I'll just see how they want me to set it up when I get it then make a thread about what filters to use to get the most life out of my di resin and better output. I saw a post one time by I think his name is cmor about what filters to put where to get the most out if it but I can't find the thread. Yes the only bad thing is i won't have an excuse to go to the Lfs every week lol
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