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Old 02-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Ok so I am needing about 100 gallons of RO water a week (taking into consideration of a new tank) and I'm torn between systems on BRS..id like to save some money to spend on other things during this group buy so I was thinking of buying the 4 stage unit but for just $70 more I can get the 5 stage plus. Is it worth it going with the 5 or is that money better spent on more test kits and equipment
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Just out of curiousity, have you googled into Air water and ice? They make a 5 stage RO/DI unit that produces about the volume that you are looking for. Might be worth a little price comparison.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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Ok I'm looking into that now but my question more or less is am I gonna see any difference in water quality between the two systems if my water already isn't even that bad
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Well checked the site and I like it its a little cheaper but doesn't come with all the accessories which after buying for it would put me way over
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If you're using the system for saltwater, then you want the five stage filter. That last stage is actually the DI filter, without it you're just getting RO water. Good, but not as good.

We have pretty good water here as well, but I still change the filters out on mine once a year, and they're nasty to say the least.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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The 4 stage has a single DI stage with refillable cartridges...they are both Ro/Di units
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The 4 stage has a single DI stage with refillable cartridges...they are both Ro/Di units
Hhhmmm, so what filter is the 4 stage missing that the 5 stage has?
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Matrikx +1 .6 Micron carbon block is the only thing it shows on the quick compare
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If it is a fine carbon filter, then it is most likely used to remove nutrients (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite and phosphate) in the water. That is a guess on my part, hopefully somebody who knows for sure will chime in.
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Ya I'm hoping for carey to jump in this one since she deals with them so much and is the host of the groupbuy
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