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Old 01-07-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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R/O Unit Help

Not sure if this goes here or in another forum and this has probably already been discussed a million times so I apologize if it has.

I have been using treated tap water for the last few months and would like to look into to purchasing some sort of simple R/O unit to use in setting up my new 75G tank. I'm not sure where to even start.. I live in an apartment so any sort of plumbing is not possible. How do they typically hook up to a water source? How does the water come out? Are the drinking water R/O systems the same?

Can you recomend one that will meet my needs?

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Old 01-07-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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You can find a pretty good deal there. Also many purchase them on ebay, but I would be cautious there.
You can get attachment to hook them to you kitchen sink and simply unplug it when you are done. Try and get a DI stage with it. That will remove most of the PO4 from the water and help combat certain algae outbreaks.
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Thanks quarryshark, you're the man! 8)
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The one I purchased from Ebay is sitting on my doorstep waiting for me today....so I can post later this weekend to let you know. Someone else in AA has one as from what I remember was pretty satisfied. They ones we purchased are the same as the drinking water ones and can be hooked up many different ways. I plan on hooking mine up to the supply line to the sink. Very easily done and totally reversible without replacing any plumbing.
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Oh ya, forgot to mention the added benefit of some pretty nice drinking water.
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