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Old 09-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Portable ro/di

Hello I have another question do portable ro/di system do the job I guess I should of ask before I bought one off of eBay for $66 I hope they do I'm gonna hook it up in about an hour as soon as I get back from lowes I have to pick up all the odds and ends thoughts please thank you
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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I think the only issue with the portable units is the filters etc are harder to come by and more expensive. Or so I've heard.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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That's what I heard
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i have heard the same
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I started out with the portable unit as well. It was perfect for my needs at the time. It's true the replacement filters are a tad bit more than the standard ones but I think with the money you save on the unit itself you are doing ok.

Now, longterm it might not be such a great buy considering the filter costs BUT it is a great unit to use until you are very sure you are going to stay in the hobby and then you can invest the $200 for a regular sized unit. Thats exactly what I did. The portable unit performs the exact same as the full size ones so you aren't losing anything by buying this one.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks Carey that's what my plans are I'm going to hook it up today so ill let everyone know when I got good water and no longer have to carry 5 gallon buckets up and down my basement steps woo hoo
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Well I got my portable ro/do all hooked up I will be doing my first water changes tomorrow with it woo hoo
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Grats! Getting a unit was one of the best things I ever bought for my tanks. It's a true godsend. lol Can't believe I used to carry jugs back and forth at one point, what a waste of time and energy.

make sure you run the unit for a bit before using the water, you have to flush the membrane before getting good water.
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Thanks and i did it said to run 20 gallons through it so I ran about 30 through it I know I'm looking forward to not have to carry 5 gallon buckets up and down my basement steps lol
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Why does it say in the directions of my portable ro/di system that di water is not good for human drinking I thought that's what it was for to give you the best water possible what am I missing here
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