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Old 10-24-2014, 05:46 PM   #31
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Why is RO/DI better than RO? Is it worth investing in an RO/DI system?


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Old 10-24-2014, 05:56 PM   #32
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My brother has a 100 gph aquatic life RO buddie and apparently there is a $40 DI add on...first of all, is this even a good RO system to start with? And if it is a good system, should I get the DI add on?

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Yes to the di addition, also I'd look at putting a tds meter in the system. Many issues can be resolved or never occur at all with proper water to start with.


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Old 10-24-2014, 09:51 PM   #34
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is there any specific TDS meter you recommend?

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Old 10-24-2014, 09:54 PM   #35
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is there any specific TDS meter you recommend?

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I use a non inline tds meter. I use a Hanna tds meter from eBay


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Old 10-24-2014, 10:08 PM   #36
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First salt tank (Peacock mantis shrimp)

I'd use a dual input inline tds meter, one probe before the di resin and one after. That'll give you a reading to see when you need to replace your ro membrane and the meter after will give you the output reading which should be as close to 0 as possible.

Check out bulkreefsupply, they have great units.


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Old 10-24-2014, 11:49 PM   #37
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I second bulkreefsupply for their units. When I got mine, I was able to put in everything that I wanted for a great unit. The only thing I didn't get added in was a pressure release on the unit, which if I remember correctly is also offered. It can get pretty rough to change out the resin/filters sometimes with how much pressure builds up.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:17 AM   #38
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So is the aquatic life ro buddy coupled with the DI add on a good setup? Or should I be looking to upgrade to a superior RO/DI system in the future

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The tds meter will tell you how good it is. I'd get a di resin single stage from brs and use it with the filter and see what tds you get. If it's zero your good, if it's higher or your blowing through the di resin really fast you can replace the aquamedic with other parts from brs to get it to zero


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I use an aquatic life ro Buddie rodi system and it works great. always giving me 0tds


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