Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-04-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rdnelson99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,861
RO/DI Units?

Have a new 45 tank but live a long ways from a LFS. Thinking of taking the plunge (yes the pun was intended) into a RO/DI Unit. I haven't a clue how to evaluate. I of course don't want to spend anything but I don't want something useless either. LOL Any good advice?
__________________

__________________
Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
rdnelson99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
here ya go:

0PPM Portable 100GPD Reverse Osmosis DI Filter PO4B-100 | eBay
__________________

__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kio707 View Post

+1 on this unit. I use it myself and like the fact that it's portable, so you can make your water and store it away for the next time. I have the garden hose adpator for it but they also give you a choice of a faucet adaptor as well.

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rdnelson99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,861
Thanks guys. I have a pull down decorative faucet in my kitchen so will have to go with the garden hose. But that isn't a big deal. I already adapted the cheap filter I bought at Lowes to fit the garden hose.

Here are another couple question for you. How long do this unit take to make about 5 gallons of water? How much waste is produced? To make 5 gallons is it using something like 7 gallons? Not a big deal but just curious.
__________________
Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
rdnelson99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
It takes me about an hour to get 5g of water. The waste is at least 3 to 1 though. I fill up an entire 32g garbage can in less than 6 hours.

You wont need an adaptor if when you order you tell them to include it, they give you one for free.

If you are using the garden hose you can run the waste water to your flower beds or lawn, thats what I do.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rdnelson99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,861
Good info. Thanks. Now I just have to figure out where I can store water. Garage would be easiest but with 110 degree heat in the summer and below freezing in the winter that isn't a good option. LOL Guess I will have to take over the coat closet off the kitchen. My wife is going to love me. Oh well, I can always fall back on "It is your birthday present dear". Hehehehehe
__________________
Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
rdnelson99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 03:56 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I keep mine covered on my outside covered porch. I do get alot of evaporation but the lid keeps most of it in.

With a 45g tank you should only need about 10g a week taking into consideration top off water as well as water change water.

I have 5g jugs that i keep in the hall closet as backup for my garbage can of water, it's my just in case water. lol I'd look into those jugs. I got mine from an lfs that sold water for like $6 a piece.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 04:03 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rdnelson99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,861
Home Depot has 5 gallon plastic buckets with lids for like a buck or something. I was planning on picking up some to help with water change and dirip acclimation. I may just get a couple extra and do my water in that. One for old water coming out, three or four for new water storage and one for acclimation. I was beating my head against a wall trying to figure out the best way to do the drip acclimation until I saw an LFS doing it. He angled a 5 gallon bucket so the water collected on one side then used an air line and two way air valve as his siphon. Needless to say, I bought air line and valve before I left the store. LOL Cost me all of $4.00.
__________________
Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
rdnelson99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 04:06 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Home depot also has in the paint department buckets which have the gallons printed on the side for easy mixing. I have 4 of those for out water and four for ingoing water. For acclimation they have smaller painters buckets, maybe a gallon or a few quarts that I use. The lfs never gives you enough water so it will be really shallow if you go with the 5g buckets.

just another tip I picked up. lol
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rdnelson99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,861
I was thinking of the paint bucket but my concern was that it might fill up too quick while drip acclimating. From what I have heard you need to drip for a least a couple hours right? (was getting ready to start reading up on that since I am finally about to start adding some fish). My other concerns were "Jumpers" but I figured I could cut a hole in the lid to run the drip line through and that would stop jumpers.
__________________

__________________
Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
rdnelson99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ro/di

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RO/DI Fozzy225 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 08-12-2011 11:30 PM
RO/DI Gubernaculum86 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 07-25-2011 01:21 PM
loving my ro/di unit and t5 lights! ocean General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 07-16-2011 08:00 PM
How to buffer RO/DI Water naturally Keybler Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 07-10-2011 02:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.