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Old 02-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Im trying to decide on a RODI unit for my build. I will have a 75 gallon reef tank. I also have a freshwater 20g and 3G that I'll use the water for probably. I was looking at the 5stage plus from BRS but it's got a 75GPD rating so I'm back and forth. Can anyone suggest some and maybe tell me how theirs is. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money on it like 300max.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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I just ordered the brs plus system, it's due tomorrow. I have several tanks, I believe I am at 6 all together. And 4 are sw, including a 125g reef tank adn I think the 75gpd will be perfect.
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I just ordered the brs plus system, it's due tomorrow. I have several tanks, I believe I am at 6 all together. And 4 are sw, including a 125g reef tank adn I think the 75gpd will be perfect.
Let me know how it works Carey. I was a little worried about the 75 GPD only cuz I have no there to mix the water except in the tank when I first fill it unless I can do it in steps. Like 3 different rounds of mixing the water
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It took me 3 days to fill my 125g, it's perfectly normal. You don't have to do it all at once. Plus once you put the rock and sand in you won't need 75g of water due to water displacement. You may end up with 60g or less of actual water. My 29g biocube I believe holds exactly 18g of water.

From my research everywhere it appears that the 75gpd units are the norm and produce the most amount of water the quickest with the least amount of waste water. The plus unit has a gauge on it for water pressure too, I was going to see if I have the 65psi needed to add a booster membrane that would up the gpd to 150 and result in a 1:1 ratio as far as pure water and wast water. This is the addon membrane:

150 GPD Water Saving Upgrade Kit - English
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It took me 3 days to fill my 125g, it's perfectly normal. You don't have to do it all at once. Plus once you put the rock and sand in you won't need 75g of water due to water displacement. You may end up with 60g or less of actual water. My 29g biocube I believe holds exactly 18g of water.

From my research everywhere it appears that the 75gpd units are the norm and produce the most amount of water the quickest with the least amount of waste water. The plus unit has a gauge on it for water pressure too, I was going to see if I have the 65psi needed to add a booster membrane that would up the gpd to 150 and result in a 1:1 ratio as far as pure water and wast water. This is the addon membrane:

150 GPD Water Saving Upgrade Kit - English
Ok then I'll stick with the one from BRS. My water pressure sucks so I doubt I'll have the needed pressure for the add on but I can always find out later
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when do you plan on ordering? There is a chance that we are doing another brs group buy very soon. like in the next week or so. You can save $20 on that unit, makes it only $180
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when do you plan on ordering? There is a chance that we are doing another brs group buy very soon. like in the next week or so. You can save $20 on that unit, makes it only $180
I am just waiting for my income tax check and then I'm ordering. I've checked the mail every day! They said 3 weeks and this Saturday will be 2 weeks. As soon as I get that I'm going to get that my lights and my skimmer.
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I would price those things out and if they will be cheaper with BRS you should join the next group buy.
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I would price those things out and if they will be cheaper with BRS you should join the next group buy.
I found the lights and the skinner I want on eBay for cheaper than BRS. The lights are the LED you have. I'm getting 2 units and the skimmer is a bubble magus that's 239 originally 350.
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