Ok, I'm a little confused. I would prefer to buy a system that has everything with so that I could put it under the kitchen sink. I have only a 55 gallon tank and I only use about 2 gallons a week in top-offs so I do not want to spend alot of money but I want to make sure it is doing what it supposed to. I'm not sure I would get my moneys worth if I only used it for my tank.
I have looked at the unit posted http://www.aquariumwaterfilters.com/RODI/Barracuda.html
but it does not have a storage tank and cost more than the one below if I add one. Not sure what the difference is? I assume if I bought this I would only use it for my tank? Where and How do you fellow hobbyists mount these units. I just image it being under a sink and having it's own faucet.
Does this unit have DI
In Aquafx's article the was posted it states that 5 stage systems have DI
, but do I need to add a DI
filter. It is more affordable for me, but if it does not do what I need I will wait.
My closest sink is 10' away and it is a bathroom sink. I guess I don't know how I would utilize a system without a storage tank. Could you hook up a garden hose somehow and then fill up bottles or buckets to make water changes and top off's? I'm just puzzled! Going to walmart is getting old too. I do not know anyone who has done this and my LFS
tells me I'm nuts when I do something that is not 70's related. He uses the same city water I do and gets lucky. I get hair algae I guess cause of the high PO4
Thanks again for the help and patience with me.