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Old 04-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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Ro/di filter system

Where can I find a RO/DI filter system?
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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There are lots of places that sell RO/DI units.

Here's the #1 place I prefer. Aquarium Water | Reverse Osmosis | RODI Water | ReefKeeper Water
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #3
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Anything else that's isn't that expensive? Haha
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Check out classifieds and what not I came across one from a guy that came into my store (PetSmart). He's in all the time and we got to talking and he sold me one of his 3 stage RO's for $50. I replaced all of the pre-filters (sediment, carbon and DI) for $45 and the RO membrane $50. So far I'm into it for $145 but sucks for me I was setting it all up today and found out the water pressure in my house is too low to run it. I had to order a RO booster pump for $85. So now I'm into it for $230. Still cheaper then it would have been if I bought it new.
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A decent quality unit is going to run you $150 to $200....



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Check out classifieds and what not I came across one from a guy that came into my store (PetSmart). He's in all the time and we got to talking and he sold me one of his 3 stage RO's for $50. I replaced all of the pre-filters (sediment, carbon and DI) for $45 and the RO membrane $50. So far I'm into it for $145 but sucks for me I was setting it all up today and found out the water pressure in my house is too low to run it. I had to order a RO booster pump for $85. So now I'm into it for $230. Still cheaper then it would have been if I bought it new.
That's the problem with buying used... unless you get the thing for free. In addition to the used price, you're in almost another $75-$100 to change the pre-filters & membrane, which you kinda have to do because you really have no way of knowing what kind of life they've had...... unless it's a top end system, and you know what you're looking at, you're really better off getting a new one.
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While you are right, I would have been ahead of the game if the water pressure at my house didn't suck.
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While you are right, I would have been ahead of the game if the water pressure at my house didn't suck.
Which you would've needed anyway, new or used....... So you still probably saved a few $$.
Luckily, I've got really good pressure at the house..... 90psi into the system. I've got the dual membrane 150gpd, and have NO problems!! Not to rub it in or anything.......
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i'm on well water so my pressure varies. I store my water in a brute can to sort of get around that pressure problem. I had a used system but it performed very poorly, so I invested in a new system and havent had a problem since.

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BRS 4 Stage Value PLUS RO/DI System - 75GPD - Bulk Reef Supply
This has the inline TDS meter, membrane flush kit and a pressure gauge on it
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