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Old 05-04-2007, 02:02 PM   #11
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Dont you get ALOT of wasted water makeing RO water? .. something like it takeing 4 gals of water to make 1 gal of RO water?
People find ways to use this water. I know people that run the excess in their washing machine and use it their so no water goes to waste. I run mine out to water the grass. Just have to be creative and figure out ways to reuse the waste water. It`s really not as much as you think. If you were a LFS making lots of water for every one then maybe but just for you it wont be that much.
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cool .. thanks for the follow up.
found some articles on it. seems there isnt a ton of diff between RO/DI and distilled, as long as the distilled has been steamed distilled. Guess some places use copper pipes to distill the water and as i have read copper = bad mojo.
Beyond that its a matter of fig out whats cheaper. I was under the assumtion that it was about a 70/30 ratio makeing RO water. The 30 being your RO water.

I deff like asking questions on here as u get RL experience answers vs the LFS trying to sell you something < not all do but you know what i mean.>.

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what is a solid durable RO/DI unit that wont break the bank? (best bang for the buck, I'm leaning towards either a 45 gal bow front or a standard 65 gal tank. Both are only 36" long as im tight for useable space if that helps at all>
I've seem them as low as 80bucks on up to 400.
I see roka64 has a link posted for a RO/DI unit and makes a very good point bout LFS being closed. I found this one doing a search http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/ro-45-detail.htm

Also a question on sump tanks.
As I understand it its just an extra tank or tub that goes under the show tank. All your skimmer and heater can hook up to that. Id also have to make sure that I got a "Reef Ready" tank in order to use a sump system. I have also found that All Glass aquarium makes sump systems. Im going to assume < yea i know what assume does but im doing it anyways> that these all glass systems are a tad more expensive then just useing a 20 gal tank for a sump system. What else do I need to know bout this neat little trick to keeping my tank clear of clutter?
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:12 PM   #13
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The one I linked is RO/DI 100GPD and came with replacement filters/membrane and was only $100 plus shipping. There are a decent number of folks that use it in this forum. You hook it up under your sink or by your washer or even outside spigot.
You don't have to have a reef ready tank, for corals. I have a 125 that I will be making into a reef, but it is not drilled (for a reef). Yes the premade sumps are more expensive.
Here is a DIY Sump .
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Mike, that link takes you to Hypertext Transfer Protocol on wikipedia....
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Lets try it again

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-6st-100GPD-R...QQcmdZViewItem
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Yep, that's the one I have.
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Dont know what happened I tried to bold text it and messed up somehow. Sorry.
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its me again...
pretty much got everything fig out as to what I'm getting .. give or take an item .. I been looking at RO/DI systems on ebay and there is a lot of them. Since I know jack bout them I fig I would ask for your opinions.
These all kinda look the same to me just diff prices from diff sellers. heres 5 that I pulled up. Any of these worth a hoot or someone have another idea of one? < thats currenly up for sale on ebay that is> and how do these compair vs the one that I previously posted? Think some of the ones I posted are same as what melosu posted just a diff price.
the links i posted are in order of price from cheapest on up

1.) http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUARIUM-PORTABL...QQcmdZViewItem

2.) http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquarium-6st-100...QQcmdZViewItem

3.) http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquarium-RO-2-DI...QQcmdZViewItem

4.) http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUA-SAFE-AQUARI...QQcmdZViewItem

5.) http://cgi.ebay.com/Zero-ppm-Aquariu...QQcmdZViewItem
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1st one looks kinda cheap.
2/3 are the same one/same seller
4 don't know about that one either
5 same as mine, but mine came with the water storage tank. see 2/3.
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I agree that the first one is not looking so hot. 2,3,4,5 look OK. I have the coral life brand.
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