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Old 12-19-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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I got my 1000 dollars to spend today need advice

1st question. I am going to order this RO/DI unit http://www.melevsreef.com/ro_di.html 169.99 plus shipping is like 200.00 Can you all take a look at it for me and tell me if there is a better deal that I should buy. It says 98% purification I would really like 99.99% purification and willing to spend a little more if I get a better result could I get some advice from my aquarium advice professionals before I place the order and spend some hard-earned cash. thanks, Fijiwigi

rest of the order will include 2 hydor koralia 2's, 2 maxi jet 1200's, Aqua-medic Turboflotor with pump to put in DIY sump with oceanrunner 2500 pump and aquacrylics overflow and refugium copied from melevs reef website http://www.melevsreef.com/acrylics/s...***/index.html . Sand and salt I will buy at lfs. And then I was debating still adding 25 more pounds of live rock to equal 80 pounds for the berlin method or just buying a good canister filter and leaving some swimming room. I need to know what the perfect canister filter is for a 46 gallon bow and where to buy it at a good price. Maybe LFS??
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I have this RO/DI and it works great.
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I always worry about getting things from e-bay I got screwed one time and am sceptical that what you see is what you really get? And I am curious what is the purpose of the big metal cylinder thing from your post that looks like a propane tank what does it do??
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The unit is setup so the ro water goes into the white tank and then to the included spigot for the sink. There is another outlet that goes into the DI cart and out a seperate line into your water container that you will use in your tank. So you have RO drinking water at the sink plus a seperate line that is RO/DI water for your tank.
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Either RODI unit will be fine. I prefer the clear cannisters, but that's just IMO.
FWIW, millions of people have bought and sold stuff on eBay with out any problems. The site linked to is a Power Seller with their own eBay store. Pretty safe to do business with that group of people.

Get more base rock and save the money of LR.

There is no 'perfect' anything in this hobby. Many opinions from folks who have used a particular product or two (or three), but there is no Cosumer Reports for aquaria related equipment.
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some RO/DI units remove 98% of impurities and some 99% will the extra 1% of impurities make a difference really in the health of the tank and feed to algae growth???
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I think maybe your confusing RO and RO/DI. "Usually" RO will get the 98% or so and the final purification comes from the DI resin. The TDS of my water out of the RO is 4ppm. Out of the DI it's 0. If your not reading 0 ppm after the DI, you need to either change the RO membrane or replace the DI resin.
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ok thanks for clearing that up for me. I am now 100ppm clear on the subject.
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ok thanks for clearing that up for me. I am now 100ppm clear on the subject.
That's not too clear!

But better than nothing I suppose...

Oh... and skip the cannister. Get more rock - either base or live. You'll have plenty of swimming room. PLUS... you'll have more real estate to stick corals on!
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