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Old 04-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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Actually, I upgraded cause I wanted a more permanent water making station. The ebay one actually makes water twice as fast as the BRS one that I paid $180 for. LOL

Both units produce pure water which is all that counts. I also wnated a cheaper unit to make sure I could understand how it all worked before dropping a boatload of money.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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Actually, I upgraded cause I wanted a more permanent water making station. The ebay one actually makes water twice as fast as the BRS one that I paid $180 for. LOL

Both units produce pure water which is all that counts. I also wnated a cheaper unit to make sure I could understand how it all worked before dropping a boatload of money.
The BRS ro is only 50 gpd?? Man! Your making water 24/7 arent you?
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #13
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Yep, it takes about 14 hours to fill one of my 32g cans. lol and I have 2 of them to keep full. The ebay unit was really nice like that, I got about 5g an hour now I get about 2. something and hour.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #14
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Wow......I can live with $66.
Does it come with everything I need to get started? no extra pieces I have to purchase?

This looks legit. I may just pick this up... thank you!
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Wow......I can live with $66.
Does it come with everything I need to get started? no extra pieces I have to purchase?

This looks legit. I may just pick this up... thank you!
Ready to go, unless you have odd faucet sizes. If so, 5 dollars extra for the adaptor.

It is definitly legit
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Sweeet!

So then I have another question since everyone's been so helpful about all this...
Do I need live sand? I know most SW people tend to use it, but I have tons of sand left over from FW (unused) and that's what I put in the nano (with some crushed coral).

I just feel weird buying more sand when I have a home depot bucket full of it lol
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Sweeet!

So then I have another question since everyone's been so helpful about all this...
Do I need live sand? I know most SW people tend to use it, but I have tons of sand left over from FW (unused) and that's what I put in the nano (with some crushed coral).

I just feel weird buying more sand when I have a home depot bucket full of it lol
I never use live sand, i and most here dont believe in it. Use the sand you have!
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Yeah, live sand is nothing but a waste of money, use your sand and just get a few cups of live sand from your LFS or a buddy if ya wanna speed up the process.

The only negative about the ebay RODI unit, is you'll prob wanna upgrade the sediment filters sooner than later. That will save the life of the RO membrane which is probably the reason why Carey has a drop in her GPH. I'd get new filters from bulkreefsupply and while at it get a refillable DI cartridge and resin. That should cost ya about $35 so you can budget it in 6 months or so!

TDS meter is really a must though, should be about $25
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I never use live sand, i and most here dont believe in it. Use the sand you have!
Awesome.. the only purpose seemed like speeding up the cycle, but I'm not worried about that because I have some bacteria in a bottle and will feed the tank every now and then. (Don't laugh, the bacteria in a bottle worked GREAT on my FW aquariums! Cycled in a couple weeks!)

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Yeah, live sand is nothing but a waste of money, use your sand and just get a few cups of live sand from your LFS or a buddy if ya wanna speed up the process.

The only negative about the ebay RODI unit, is you'll prob wanna upgrade the sediment filters sooner than later. That will save the life of the RO membrane which is probably the reason why Carey has a drop in her GPH. I'd get new filters from bulkreefsupply and while at it get a refillable DI cartridge and resin. That should cost ya about $35 so you can budget it in 6 months or so!

TDS meter is really a must though, should be about $25
Cool. I can handle that! Thanks for the info..
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Awesome.. the only purpose seemed like speeding up the cycle, but I'm not worried about that because I have some bacteria in a bottle and will feed the tank every now and then. (Don't laugh, the bacteria in a bottle worked GREAT on my FW aquariums! Cycled in a couple weeks!)



Cool. I can handle that! Thanks for the info..
no worries bro. One of the best things ya can do when running a reef is to create a yearly budget.
lights need changed
filters
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etc.
That way ya can spread out the costs of owning a tank.
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