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Old 11-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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RODI system, was it worth it?

I got a 5 stage BRS chloramine unit yesterday and am a little skeptical about if it is gonna be worth the 245$ we payed.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Don't know if you specifically needed the chloramine unit, but having your own RODI system will definitely pay for itself not only in the cost of the water, but also the gas required to go get water and just the sheer convenience of being able to make it yourself......
It's easy to get buyer's remorse on a large purchase, but this is one I think you'll get over...
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Don't know if you specifically needed the chloramine unit, but having your own RODI system will definitely pay for itself not only in the cost of the water, but also the gas required to go get water and just the sheer convenience of being able to make it yourself......
It's easy to get buyer's remorse on a large purchase, but this is one I think you'll get over...
We have chloramines in our city water
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Then, IMO, you made a good purchase and will get over the cost once you realize how nice it is having your own unit......
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Ok i guess i will just wait to find out, its good to know i can do a WC when ever want to lol, and it is 4$ alone to drive to the lfs
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I may be wrong but I have an old RO-man with micron filter, coconut carbon and RO/di I thought that dealt with chlorine and chloramine and 99% of everything possible. It's the 75 us gal per day model it cost me 50 in a sale it has lasted for 6 years so far. My fish are alive? I'm not a reefer though just fresh and brackish at the mo.
That sounds like a monster unit with a large daily output.
Original cost was 90
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One of the best aquarium related purchases I have made to date. You will love the convenience.
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+1 on convenience. you never know when something bad is going to happen that requires a massive water change and the lfs is not near you or closed. plus it does save you $ in the long run.
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I may be wrong but I have an old RO-man with micron filter, coconut carbon and RO/di I thought that dealt with chlorine and chloramine and 99% of everything possible. It's the 75 us gal per day model it cost me 50 in a sale it has lasted for 6 years so far. My fish are alive? I'm not a reefer though just fresh and brackish at the mo. That sounds like a monster unit with a large daily output. Original cost was 90
IMO "chloramine filter" is a buzz word. But I too may be wrong.
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