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Old 10-30-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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RO/DI unite

looking to buy a RO/DI unit, my lfs closed down so had to get water from those windmills for last couple months and algae has had its way with my tank. where is a good place to buy them? and any body have pics or explanation of a good setup would be very greatful thanks.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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It's amazing...I work with UPS and FedEx quite often and know for a fact that this unit can be shipped ground for LESS than $15.00....and these sellers all claim they don't make a profit on shipping.....bull!


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Yeah I agree. I thought $37 was ridiculously high. A lot of people have recommended filters from the filter guys.

http://www.thefilterguys.biz/
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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do you just hook it up to a faucet and let it do its magic? and roka, was the one you bought fairly easy to put together or did it take a thousand little nuts and bolts?
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Most if not all come assembled. You only need to make sure that all the connections are tightened. Once that is done you hook it up to faucet, place the hoses in the correct place and turn on the water.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:53 PM   #7
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...and let it run for a half hour maybe to flush first. Throw away the first gallon or two.
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I got this one from the FIlter Guys:

http://www.thefilterguys.biz/ro_di_systems.htm

OCEAN REEF + 1 FIVE STAGE 75 GPD RO/DI with Chloramine Filter Upgrade and GARDEN HOSE / LAUNDRY SINK ADAPTER TO " QUICK FITTING.

Hooks right up to the sink faucet.

Has been working great.
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It's amazing...I work with UPS and FedEx quite often and know for a fact that this unit can be shipped ground for LESS than $15.00....and these sellers all claim they don't make a profit on shipping.....bull!
It takes time and money to box something up and ship it. It's more than just the shipping cost. I run an online business and if I charged only what it costs to ship something, I'd lose money every time.

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Old 10-30-2007, 08:22 PM   #10
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This is the one I have. Already assembled and a garden hose fitting on the end.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...59&pcatid=4459

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