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Old 07-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #21
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:23 PM   #22
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Buy the kit from bulk reef supply and its only like $15-$20 extra dollars. In my opinion....absolutely required but I have too much money invested in my tank, as will you with time, to risk crashing a tank. I lost $1000s of dollars worth of fish and corals a few years ago in a 5 year reef tank due to a system crash and caulerpa algae going sexual and releasing into my tank. Not saying tap water had anything to with it. I'm just saying lesson for me was 100% rodi water and 0% caulerpa algae in my tank from now on. I ran the fuge light 16hours a day and it wreaked havoc on my tank
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:42 PM   #23
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It's good to have one to tell you when you need to replace the filters and if the RO/DI system is working correctly.
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If I got my rodi off eBay... Where would I get a tds ad how much would it be?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #25
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They are 29.99 for a dual kit that you permanently install in the lines to measure incoming water tds and your pure water coming out tds. All this is from BRS.com I had an eBay one and it leaked one night and flooded my house. Luckily I was changing from carpet to hardwood anyway.
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How much are they at brs.com?
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #27
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How much are they at brs.com?
I paid $190ish for everything the filters the hoses the float valves the tds meter extra hose etc. run a 1 micron 1st filter, 1 micron carbon 2nd, I used a 75 GPD membrane and then put a di resin at the end and you will make perfect water every time. They have a build your own kit on their website so you can pick and choose what you want.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:19 PM   #28
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Di resin?
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #29
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Di resin?
That's what brings your water to 0 tds. You'll see it when you pull up the build your own kit on BRS I use color changing resin to make it easier. It's a couple bucks more so what the hay
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Haha okay is the DIY one cheaper?
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