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Old 01-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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New Ro/DI unit

I am looking at several "non-name brand" RO Units on ebay. Should I try to get a name brand unit are a non-name brand RO unit such as this one on ebay

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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Saw these too....I have the same question myself.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
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I would go with a name brand, although looking at the ebay one its not bad. I see that it comes with a handheld tds meter which is useful. But i cant tell which part is the DI portion. And honestly reading through it they are using 1micron prefilters. for 129 with free shipping its not to bad of a deal. Idealy though I would suggest something with a vertical 10" DI and not the inline horizontal types (they dont last very long) bulkreefsupply.com or thefilterguys.biz have very nice affordably priced units and are reputible companies.
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They seem to be a credible company

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:06 AM   #5
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I dont doubt there credibility, more just bang for the buck. It is your money my freind and I doubt that you will be unhappy with your purchase. Just speaking in my experience
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #6
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I think you'll be fine. Most people bought theirs on Ebay, as did I. I'm very happy with it. I got a 100gpd for $140.
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I would go with a name brand, although looking at the ebay one its not bad. I see that it comes with a handheld tds meter which is useful. But i cant tell which part is the DI portion. And honestly reading through it they are using 1micron prefilters. for 129 with free shipping its not to bad of a deal. Idealy though I would suggest something with a vertical 10" DI and not the inline horizontal types (they dont last very long) bulkreefsupply.com or thefilterguys.biz have very nice affordably priced units and are reputible companies.
The DI cannister is the one laid across the top
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #8
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So the DI resin they provide is the non color changing type?
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I bought mine from the seller filterdirect on ebay and it has provided me with 0 tds water constantly. Definitely want to get one with color changing resin though. It helps to know when that stuff is exhausted and needs a change.
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it does not matter what name brand or none name brand you go with. they all work the exact same. people will tell you to buy one with a tds meter built in but you can buy one for $10 bucks at home depot.

any ro di will work just fine. there is a good deal i saw a while back on eBay for $250 i think, was a 7 cycle ro di with 18 months of filters and canisters free
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