Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 10-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 176
Send a message via ICQ to RubixCube Send a message via MSN to RubixCube
Buying a RO/DI filter.... help?

Can somone have a look at these filters on ebay. Are they good systems?


RubixCube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 12:25 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Longview,Texas
Posts: 49
There recently was another post about this, was very informative but I can't seem to find it at the moment.

The main things to look out for are:

Gallons Per Day (GPD)- I got one thats 60 GPD more than enough for me, I got a rubbermaid container and a float valve kit.

Make sure to get one that uses a TFC membrane, anything over 75 GPD (I think) uses dual TFC membranes, which you'll need a special shutoff kit for the float valve to work.

Get one with a pressure gauge and a TDS meter, you will need the TDS meter to so you know when you need to change the DI resine.

Get a DI unit with color changeing resin and uses the standard size resin cartridge. http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=RO1153

To save money at first or If your gonna use it for drinking water too just get a RO unit, you can easly add on a seperate DI. That way you can splice into the line easier to get your drinking water before it goes on to the DI stage.

29 gal tank since June 2005
40 lbs of LS
36 lbs of LR
Maxi-jet 1200
Aqua C Remora Skimer
Emporer Bio-wheel (not sure what model but big enough)
1 Pygmy Angle
1 Ocellaris Clownfish
2 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs
Umpa Lumpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
ebay sells refillible resin cartrages and loose DI resin beads.. it can save you some money when the resin shrinks from use avoiding channeling (water flowing around the resin) by just mixing and repacking the cartrage.. Just a sidenote..
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote

filter, ro/di

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a good RO filter... Justin_Toronto Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 09-10-2008 02:48 PM
Buying RO/DI filter Question Vindicator General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 05-01-2008 02:50 PM
buying????? morgan24 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-23-2007 11:53 AM
buying new 46gal tank soon(which filter to use) sith j General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 04-12-2006 04:24 PM
I'm thinking of buying a new filter for my 55 sunsplash76 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-02-2002 03:54 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.