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Old 01-31-2015, 11:58 AM   #1
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I have decided my next investment will be an ro/di unit. What recommendations are out the. I know nothing at all about them. I will just be using for a fowlr. I don't want to break the bank either

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Old 01-31-2015, 02:43 PM   #2
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Bulk reef supply has value units for a decent price.

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Old 01-31-2015, 03:39 PM   #3
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I see there are different stage units what is the difference? Which ones would work best for a fowlr tank

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As long as you have carbon, sediment, reverse osmosis, and Di you'll be good. It really makes no difference in fowlr and a reef you still need 0 tds

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Old 01-31-2015, 08:26 PM   #5
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Total dissolved solids.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:20 PM   #7
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When I purchase my unit I want to keep in on my basement. I'm going to pump it up stairs. My question is am I able to use a garden hose? Are there any chemicals in the hose that will harm my tank?

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It should be fine to use a garden hose. You can also buy clear flexible tubing by the foot at home depot/etc. that is fairly economical.

I second the Bulk Reef Supply units. Their 5 stage system is economical and works very well. I have owned one for a few years and besides some filter changes, it has been maintenance and leak free. I make 10-20 gallons a week with it.
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BRS units are great. A word of advice, get a unit that has a TDS meter on it and a pressure release if you can. There have been times where it has been a huge struggle to get the cylinders off to change out filters because of the pressure built up.
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The BRS 5 stage deluxe comes with a TDS meter which is definitely handy. I don't have a pressure release on my unit, and I will agree that sometimes the cylinders take some elbow grease to get loose, but never had one that was too bad I guess.
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