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Old 09-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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Question Q: Is this RO system good'nuff for me??

I'm looking to buy budget RO system, I'm not looking to house real exotic stuff , just easy care fish and corals. I've looked at the Kent Bare Bones TFC like the one here
10 gpd TFC Bare Bones, Kent Marine R.O. Units | Pet Solutions

I've been using regular tap to top off my F/O and distilled Kroger bottled water for my nano reef

Will it do the job for what I want to do?

Man the $7.50 per 5gal of RO at the LFS is getting expensive.
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You can get a decent 6 stage RO/DI 75 GPD for about $100 more and would be a better investment.
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I agree with Scott. Go with the RO/DI unit.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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So, Is this more like what I need?
Reverse Osmosis Aquarium Water Quality: Maxxima RO/DI Units

It is not 6 stage, but it seems to be about the price and does DI as well.
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That is the exact same one I have. Excellent RO/DI unit IME
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, I'll just wait until I have the extra hundred for the better one, glad you guys chimed in, nothing worse than wasting money on equipment that was obsolete/not usable the day you buy it, only to have to turn around and upgrade immediately. That is unfortunately what I did setting up my 37 with U/G filters and crushed coral, only leaving me to toss that crap once my LR with LS conversion is complete( currently curing LR)., yes I know.
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