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Old 11-12-2014, 07:37 PM   #31
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I don't use api test kits either


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Old 11-12-2014, 11:10 PM   #32
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What is a good Ro/di system. I need one that can be hooked up to my sink for drinking water otherwise my girl friend will have a fit.


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Old 11-12-2014, 11:23 PM   #33
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I have a spectrapure. Get the highest gph you can afford IMO. Look for one that has displays for tds in and out. Mine is hooked up to the garden hose. Hooking it up to a kitchen sink isn't ideal, rodi units take a lot of time to purify.


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Old 11-12-2014, 11:25 PM   #34
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Ps: rodi water tastes like crap because there's no minerals like spring water. It's not like a brita water filter.


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Old 11-13-2014, 12:50 AM   #35
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I have a spectrapure. Get the highest gph you can afford IMO. Look for one that has displays for tds in and out. Mine is hooked up to the garden hose. Hooking it up to a kitchen sink isn't ideal, rodi units take a lot of time to purify.


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I have Spectra Pure as well. Awesome unit. (Worth using their max cap filters as they last longer).

I added a quick disconnect & run it in my bathroom w/ the buckets in the tub. (NYC Apartment & only 40 gallon tank).

Also *its about balance of import / export of nutrient if phosphate is an issue along with rodi water.

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Old 11-13-2014, 01:00 AM   #36
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Oh well I guess she's just gonna have to be pissed off then.. Where did you get It and will it come with every thing or do I have to get the filters and holding tank and the tds meter thing seperate


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Old 11-13-2014, 01:24 AM   #37
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http://spectrapure.com/Refurbished-9...ter_name=Refur

I bought this refurbished,
comes with basic filters, all lines.
I bought a quick disconnect for my sink from home depot for around $10.

Personally I use a 5 gallon bucket, once a week to mix water. I use RSCP, I like the prams, but also mixes in a couple hours.
Also fill my ato reservoir at same time.
Keeps clutter to a minimum.

*if I had to re-buy this, I would have added the TDS meeter, I'll add one eventually. I have two great hand held ones atm, as I don't go through a ton of water.

My wife was only pissed only when I stored it under the cabinet and the lines drained and trashed / soaked all her makeup and stuff....😤
Lesson learned, now I have a maintenance schedule I have to adhere to... 😇
I Just let her think shes picking out some fish / coral and names everything, seems to work.

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Lol I try to let her pick stuff to go in my aquarium. That usually works but everything she wants is aggressive or not reef safe then she gets even more mad when I tell her no. Anyway I found one on the spectra pure site. It's a maxpureMPDI 180GPD for $169. It's not the best one but that's about as high as my budget is for now. I would send a screen shot to give you a better idea but I don't know how.


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Lol I try to let her pick stuff to go in my aquarium. That usually works but everything she wants is aggressive or not reef safe then she gets even more mad when I tell her no. Anyway I found one on the spectra pure site. It's a maxpureMPDI 180GPD for $169. It's not the best one but that's about as high as my budget is for now. I would send a screen shot to give you a better idea but I don't know how.


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You could always set up another tank for the aggressive not reef safe fish she wants
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*lol, mine wants eels and lions.. Showed her live aquaria, only issue is if I don't want something that is compatible, i cant lie anymore and say its not. But it does get her more involved.

Good luck with unit, best purchase you can make - will save you stress and cash.


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