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Old 03-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Need recommendations on what unit to buy. Based on cost, replacement filters, hook up, ect. Looking to buy unit later today and wanted all of your guys help on making my decision. Thanks.

Tired of hauling 5 gal containers back and forth.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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AQUARIUM RO+DI REVERSE OSMOSIS 7 Stage 100GPD 0ppm PLUS

http://bit.ly/xV06ku

I picked this up came with 6 sets of filters for 230$ after shipping and taxes
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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You can go with a portable very cheap unit

eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

Or you can get a larger sized unit with a larger price tag. lol I started with the ebay one and just got this next one. The ebay one is pretty fast at making water and the full size one is a bit slower....here's that link

75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage *PLUS* System - English
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You can go with a portable very cheap unit

eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

Or you can get a larger sized unit with a larger price tag. lol I started with the ebay one and just got this next one. The ebay one is pretty fast at making water and the full size one is a bit slower....here's that link

75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage *PLUS* System - English
Does the first one here just connect to water fauster and water comes out from where?
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You can hook up the ebay one to a garden hose or to a faucet. It's meant to be portable so you can unhook it when youre done. You do have to tell them which adaptor you want if you order or they will send you a hard plumb kit.

I used my garden hose for both of my ro/di setups, great water pressure and kept it all out of the way.

You can also explore other options for the ebay model at their website P U R E W A T E R C L U B . They have the replacement filters there too, I had to replace my filters (not the membrane, thats good for a couple years) not too long ago and it ran me $30. I also have several tanks including a 125g so I go through ALOT of water. lol

The ebay one is cheap but will generate the same quality water as a larger more expensive unit. The quality is cheaper but if you don't abuse the equipment it should last quite a while. The main difference between the two is the water production total and the filters. The bulk reef supply unit takes any standard sized filters while the ebay one requires smaller ones that I think are harder to get if you don't go to the website I linked above.

You also want to pick up a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter for maybe $20. This will tell you when you need to replace the filters. You can test the tap water at your house and then see how clean the ro/di unit gets it. My tap is at 250tds and my pure water is at 0 which is where it should be.

Hope that helps, if you have any more questions just ask.
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Thanks Carey. Just ordered off eBay
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Is the model from eBay an RODI or just an RO system? is the DI important?
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I'm a huge fan of the BRS model myself. I've had it for some time now. I like the built in TDS meter as well as the flush valve. Haven't looked back since. Great quality build.
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The units linked above are both ro/di.
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The units linked above are both ro/di.
BULK REEF SUPPLY. I have their $129 3stage RO/DI unit and it is wonderful. I use it from my kitchen sink right now and make water as needed. Highly recommended!
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