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Old 08-23-2014, 10:39 PM   #11
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You should get yourself a ro/di unit. Taking everything out of the water is the only way to ensure what is in there regarding your own tap. You then add in what you want when you add your salt mix.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:19 PM   #12
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Lfs busted...

I did some research and went with the Coralife Pure-Flo ll 50 gpd 4 stage system. I don't have the option of plumbing one in right now and this one I can hook up to the kitchen sink for a few hours. I only need about 4 gallons a week and this unit seems like it will be fine. Any experience/info on this system?


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Hated it. It's sitting in a box and I went and got a 5 stage off brs to hook up to my sink instead. Worked much better.


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I am with hank. The cora-life ro/di units are garbage. about two months ago I bought a BRS 5 stage as well. Filters are cheaper to.
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I got a 4 stage brs ro/di unit. Love it! Had it for 4 months and my di resin is about 35% used up. I change many gallons in my 55 FOWLR.


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I went with the coralife unit only because I got such a ridiculously good deal on it after discounts with amazon. I hooked it up today, and right off it lived up to its reputation, leaking in several places. I picked up some plumbers tape, reinforced the connections and readjusted a few things. It is leak free atm, and so far has produced about 4 gallons of rodi water in just about 3 hours. I am dumping the first 10 gallons per suggestion on the instructions so I haven't tested the TDS yet, but I'm very anxious to do so. The plastic hose connection is a true POS, and since I'll be using it outside (don't trust it) I have to go back to the hardware store and get a better connecter. I'm keeping my finger crossed on this. I only need about 5 gallons a week, so hopefully this unit will do the job.


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I went with the coralife unit only because I got such a ridiculously good deal on it after discounts with amazon. I hooked it up today, and right off it lived up to its reputation, leaking in several places. I picked up some plumbers tape, reinforced the connections and readjusted a few things. It is leak free atm, and so far has produced about 4 gallons of rodi water in just about 3 hours. I am dumping the first 10 gallons per suggestion on the instructions so I haven't tested the TDS yet, but I'm very anxious to do so. The plastic hose connection is a true POS, and since I'll be using it outside (don't trust it) I have to go back to the hardware store and get a better connecter. I'm keeping my finger crossed on this. I only need about 5 gallons a week, so hopefully this unit will do the job.


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Well good luck with it. The one I had was a true pain...I eventually stripped that plastic connector with my plumber's wrench too easily. Hope it works out better than mine did for you though.
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Thanks. So do I.


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So here they are....the inevitable pleas for help. The unit itself has been leak free since I made some adjustments, but I'm having to connect it to an outdoor faucet so I bought a short hose that is safe for drinking and I can't get the connection to stop leaking now. I have a rubber washer in place, and I've tightened it as much as I possibly can. Possible solutions? Can this be replaced?
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