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Old 09-06-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
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RO/DI unit & protein skimmer ?

What is a good but affordable RO/DI unit and also a skimmer for my setup if one is needed?

Thanks for the help battling the hair algae right now think tap water may be biggest part of my problem.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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You don't really need a skimmer for a 30 gallon tank. Just keep up with the weekly pwc.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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I got the Ocean +1 system from thefilterguys.biz and I love it. They offer much smaller systems if that is what your needs are.
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Thanks Ill look into it.
Could I use just an RO unit since my water is not super bad?
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...esc&lpage=none
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I have this RO/DI .
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You could, it's up to you, however the filterguys sells a RO unit for almost half the price of the one you linked. (for $124.00) and a RO/DI unit for only $11 more at $135.00.

You can see all their options at http://thefilterguys.biz/ro_di_systems.htm

Keep in mind however, I bought the Ocean +1 from The Filter Guys for $199.00, also got a pump to help increase yield for $100.00, got a reservoir for the filtered water with a auto shutoff for about $50.00, and also got the autoshutoff and auto flush kits for about $75.00. Then I also got an additional prefilter since my water isn't fabulous, for another $40.00 So when it was all said and done I spent $450.00 when it was all said and done, but that is for an extremely efficient, totally hands free system. You would be fine with getting the $124.00 system with a large garbage can and shutoff float for well under the price of the one you linked from Lowes and it will still be an excellent system.
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Re: RO/DI unit & protein skimmer ?

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battling the hair algae right now think tap water may be biggest part of my problem.
This is a good assumption. An RO/DI unit is not much more than a RO unit. As Scott said you can get them for about 100 dollars on ebay.
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