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Old 02-28-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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is this a good rodi unit for my reef?

Hey guys is this a good rodi unit, i may have a chance to get it on credit and if i dont get one on credit i wont have one for a while so let me know if its a good one. AQUARIUM WATER FILTER 75GPD REVERSE OSMOSIS RODI FILTER - eBay (item 290397663130 end time Mar-02-10 11:16:19 PST)
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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It's ok, but it does not include a flush kit. Flushin ghte membrane before and especially after a run will prolong the life of the membrane.

Also I follow the filter recommendation from AirWaterIce in my 5 stage RODI of a 10 micron sediment > 5 micron Carbon > 1 micron Carbon > membrane. The DI is the final stage.

Be sure to get a TDS meter so you know when the DI needs to be replaced. I now refill mine.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #3
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cool i am getting one since you said its ok at least anything is better than nothing.
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Looks pretty good to me. The one I have is similar to that but I bought it from Bulk Reef.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:52 PM   #5
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A RODI system is pretty simple. The membrane used is the most important part of the system. That system uses the DOW Filmtec which just about an iindustry standard.

Good luck with it. As you said any RODI is better than none.
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[/QUOTE]That system uses the DOW Filmtec which just about an iindustry standard.
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so is that a good thing?
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Yes it is.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #8
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good good good so after using de chlorinated tap water for two years in my reef tank will i see a difference when i start using ro water? how big of a difference? i mean my water quality already stays pretty good. But will i see a difference in algae and coral health?
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Looks like a decent enough unit to me. One thing you might want to check is your house's water pressure. It may be low enough you would want to consider getting a unit with a built-in booster pump. Just something to consider.

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It's ok, but it does not include a flush kit. Flushin ghte membrane before and especially after a run will prolong the life of the membrane.
I've read articles stating that flushing the membrane is just a waste of water. Lemme see if I can find them, I don't want to hijack this thread, but could make for a good discussion in it's own thread.
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Yep, I added a booster to mone.

Depending on what is in your tap water you may or may not see a dramitc improvement in your tank.
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