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Old 01-22-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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You can make any of them portable it's just what you use for the connections.

If you get a faucet or hose adapter those come off easy. If you get one that taps a line those are not portable.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #12
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Ok I will most likely just do the hose connection way when I actually buy one lol
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:57 AM   #13
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I was looking for the same.. I have 75 fresh water and I 50 water changes weekly for my discus.. I figured its time for my own RO system.. My water has high phosphates level and its hard water.. What type of Cartrige should I get.. Also these bulk reef system require how muh psi.. Thanks
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #14
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Ya I just looking for what is the best I should look for and some brand names to keep an eye out for
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:57 AM   #15
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The BRS systems need around 50-60psi to function well.
If you don't have that (most city water supplies do) you can use a booster pump.

As far as what cartridges it really depends. The standard setup for a 5 stage is:

Sediment filter
5 micron carbon block
1 micron carbon block
RO membrane
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:20 AM   #16
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Ok I don't live in the city and pretty sure I have a decent water pressure and how much do replacement filters cost for that one?
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The filters are like $20 for all 3 and have to be replaced once or twice a year.

The ro membrane is around $35-40 I think but it should last 2-3 years.

The DI resin is around $10 and has to be replaced once or twice a year.
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Oh in that's not bad at all!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:17 PM   #19
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Yeah that's pretty good .. I think I'll go with one of those.. Any recommended model ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #20
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The 5 stage plus model is a great option. The standard filters are fine for most folks but you may want to verify your water supply does not contain chloramines. If you have chloramines it requires a slightly different filter cartridge.

The plus is Better than the standard since it comes with a pressure gauge, a flush valve, and a 2 pt TDS meter - all of which you need in order to properly maintain the system.
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