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Old 02-16-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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Is this a good R/O unit?

http://cheapcorals.com/product_info....roducts_id/415
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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Might wanna check out the one that Hara mentioned the other day. I have heard from quite a few people that have been happy with these.

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Old 02-17-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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I have one from Filterdirect also on Ebay.. I have heard great things about both aqua-safe as well as Filterdirect. I can only attest to the filterdirect as that one is the one I own.. It has always worked great so far and I have yet to have any issues.. Mine was a 6 stage 85gpd Ro/Di with storage tank..

Here is a link to they auctions they run..

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The Kent Maxxima is an excellent RO/DI unit. You might want to check out the Aqua FX units as well.
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Old 02-17-2004, 01:34 AM   #5
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Ok, i have checked out the links provided and all your suggestions. They all seem to be basically the same systems, besides GPD limits. But why the huge range in price? Im sort of one of thoes people that is weary of a "too good to be true deal" I dont know if anyone can add or clarify. Let me break down my findings;

1. Maxxima R/O-DI 60 GPD -- $199.21 (CheapCorals.com) http://cheapcorals.com/product_info....roducts_id/415

2. AQUA75GPD 2004E REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER -- $175.00 (ebay)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20684

3. USA 85GPD REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER SYSTEM -- $88.00 (ebay) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2381022478


So. Which one of these is the better deal?

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Old 02-17-2004, 01:37 AM   #6
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3. USA 85GPD REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER SYSTEM -- $88.00 (ebay) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2381022478
Is the one i like quite honestly..


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1. Maxxima R/O-DI 60 GPD -- $199.21 (CheapCorals.com) http://cheapcorals.com/product_info....roducts_id/415
OK, my thoughts on this system is that it's the best of the ones you have listed. It has clear cartridges and a full size DI filter. You are, however, paying a bit for the "Kent" name.

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2. AQUA75GPD 2004E REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER -- $175.00 (ebay)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20684
I don't like this one because it doesn't have clear cartridges so you can't see the sediment filters. I like to be able to see them so I can sort of judge how dirty they are. I also don't like the undersized inline DI filter. I prefer the color changing resin for DI as it gives you an idea of when it's exhausted...or at least you can tell when you really need to start staying of top of your TDS readings. Also, IMO, this unit has a lot of unneeded filters. Three carbon filters? You just don't need all that.

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3. USA 85GPD REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER SYSTEM -- $88.00 (ebay) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2381022478
This unit doesn't have clear filters housings or a DI cart. I think the DI is something you'll want to have. It polishes the water and should give you a TDS of 0-1 instead of the 10-15 that you'll get from the RO membrane.


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So. Which one of these is the better deal?
Of the above units, I'd go with the Kent because I think it will give you the best performance. For $10 more, you can get an Aqua FX Barracuda that has a built in pressure gauge and inline TDS meter. You won't get this with the Kent. For about $125.00, you can get a Dervich 75gpd RO/DI. It has clear housings, a 1 micron sediment, a 2 micron carbon block, a DOW 75gpd membrane, and a clear inline DI cart that is refillable. Although I don't much like the inline DI, I think the Dervich is one you might want to look at if you're looking for a budget unit. It has what you need, nothing you don't need, and it will do the job. JMHO.
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I can attest to the filterdirect 6 stage. I've had it for 4 months w/ no problems.

The clear cannisters make sense, though.
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2. AQUA75GPD 2004E REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER -- $175.00 (ebay)
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Are you sure this is just the RO unit? I am pretty sure it include DI as well. Also, I don't think your price is right. Check their ebay store for the 2006E AQUA100GPD RO/DI unit for only $102. The 2006E version is their latest unit.
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That one does include DI, but it's an inline cart and is not a clear housing.
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