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Old 09-10-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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Buying a good RO filter...

Hi folks,

Starting up my first FOWLR setup, and starting my purchases now. Is there anything different about a RO system for aquariums, or for drinking water (i.e. Kenmore or other similar products)? Also, is there anything I should beware of when purchasing a RO filter system? Anything to avoid?

Basically what I'd like to do is have a garbage can in my basement laundry room, and the RO to fill it up. Have the salt mixed in there, and the water heated... ready for water changes, and top-ups.


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Old 09-10-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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'ready for water changes, and top-ups'

No salt water for top-ups, you'll drive your SG whacky. Remember only the H2O evaporates increasing the SG so you need to top-up with fresh water only to get back to the same SG.

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You will want to get the DI part too, something like this:
Reverse Osmosis RO REEF 6 Stage DI Water Filter 2 - eBay (item 220277704084 end time Sep-11-08 18:36:07 PDT)
Try to find a 75 GPD as I have heard you get purer water.
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I agree. Go with RO/DI. It will be better. Good deals on ebay.


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That price isnt bad for a 6 stage either.
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