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Old 01-31-2014, 10:38 AM   #11
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Oh and if your well is like mine is plan on buying the booster pump also. My well runs at 40 psi so im 20psi below min pressure spec
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:13 PM   #12
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If you have a small aquarium you can just buy it or distilled. I do that for my ten gallon.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
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I hook mine up to a garden hose also. You definitely dont want well water.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:47 AM   #14
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Thanks for all your help I will learn how to hook one up
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Well water can cause many problems.
If I were you I would do a 29 gallon or smaller cube tank with 2 clownfish and an anemone. Cost will be cheaper and maintenance will be easier.
Just my 2 cents good luck .
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:29 PM   #16
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Well water can cause many problems.
If I were you I would do a 29 gallon or smaller cube tank with 2 clownfish and an anemone. Cost will be cheaper and maintenance will be easier.
Just my 2 cents good luck .
I disagree with the nem. They aren't easy.
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I disagree with the nem. They aren't easy.
I agree, nems can be very tricky. On an rodi, I love my bulk reef supply one and it has an adapter to hook to the sink.
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Nix the nem.

BRS has great plumbing supplies, and their RO units come with a bunch of different adapters for different installations (utility/hose bib, under sink install, faucet install). Top notch.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #19
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You do not need to touch the plumbing in your parents home for an RO unit! They attach right up to any hose attachment! I also believe they hook right up to your sink with an attachment! You can use it for what you need and then put it away, or if you have a basement sink you can hang it on the wall close to the basement sink and just hook up to the sink when you need to make water! It's really easy! Just make sure you put the drain line into the sink because it waste a lot of water to get the clean water. Mine seems to waste about 15 gallons for every 5 gallons it makes.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:37 AM   #20
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My water is well water. I am guessing that would mean it is not nearly as contaminated as the city water. Does it being well water make a difference?
My water is well water as well, and when I use it to fill regular bowls it leaves behind some nasty brown stains. I will not use that without some filtration devise filtering the water first. I live next to farm land and no telling what chemicals get into the water, plus the stream the water comes from runs right though a cow pastier. So NO way would I use it straight up! My wife bought me this for Christmas!

Amazon.com: Coralife 05692 Pure-Flo II 50-Gallon Per Day 4 Stage RO/DI System: Pet Supplies

I already saw a major difference in terms of quality of my water, plus no brown stains on anything I put it in. I might have to replace the filters a little more often than normal, but it's still worth having it at my home so I don't have to drag 5 gallon buckets to the super market for their RODI water.
Here is a picture of my setup! This is coming right from the hose attachment in the sub-basement that the water flows directly from the well. Water is good for a long time! So you don't need to worry about filling up a trashcan and not using the water quickly.
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