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Old 07-25-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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RO/DI unit (is it any good?)

Coralife water purification system

Does anyone know if this is any good? because it is pretty good price and close to me. Also, how do you hook thIS thing up? because i want to know how.
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I doubt I would buy it. You want a 5 or 6 stage RO/DI unit, 75GPD. You can get one off ebay for $100-150 (i think) brand new. If that user hasn't used it in a while the media is probably dry and you would need to replace it...
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An RO/DI unit taps in to an existing line in your house, its not an actually attachment for the tank. But a great item to have.
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Good point, you can also buy a faucet adapter as well....
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Yep, dont get it. Trust me, like roka said, you want something that is 50-75GPD. If you had something that was 30 or 40GPD and you had a large tank do you know how long and boring it would be to filter your water for the tank? But then again, if you've only got like a 30G tank then i guess something like that wouldnt be all that bad, but you still want a 5 stage or more unit.

I just bought an ro/di unit on tuesday from some place called cleandrink. Bought it for 120$ It was a 75GPD 5 stage unit. Good buy if you ask me. Also, it helps to get a unit that has cear filter casings so you can see when you need to change the filters.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:32 PM   #6
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It's not that great. We have the 3 stage version. I think the one offered is actually just RO. No DI. 3-4 stage is good for just about any application IMO.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:48 PM   #7
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Coralife Pure-Flo II - 50 GPD 3 Canister RO/DI System

I just picked up this one for $150, I'm expecting it Monday I am so excited about it! So I'd suggest that one, I'm hoping to have good luck with it. Main reason I decided on this one is it seems pretty simple in comparison to some of the others I've seen.

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AQUA REEF RO DI REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM - eBay (item 380141380903 end time Jul-27-09 21:04:10 PDT)

this is the one i got and i am happy with it. was suggested by a local plant club.
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Coralife Pure-Flo II - 50 GPD 3 Canister RO/DI System

I just picked up this one for $150, I'm expecting it Monday I am so excited about it! So I'd suggest that one, I'm hoping to have good luck with it. Main reason I decided on this one is it seems pretty simple in comparison to some of the others I've seen.

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This is exactly the one that HN1 and I have. It's just ok, really. One can do better for the price.
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50 GPD is plenty for me. I only do 10 gallon a week water changes. For me I think it should work out pretty nice.
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