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Old 01-22-2010, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default which RO/DI unit do you use

or do you buy water from the store?

let us know whats working for you.
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I wish I can post a real world review but ever since I bought my RO/DI unit I had been swamped with all the side jobs I can possibly handle. Still sitting in the box...

Oh, almost forgot, its from Air Water & Ice
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Spectrapure maxpure 4 stage RO/DI
fantastic unit, 25 gpd and runs at a steady 0 TDS for months at a time before I need to change out filters.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I know which systems and service we think is best, but we are a little biased on this topic!

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know which systems and service we think is best, but we are a little biased on this topic!

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Lmao, now there's some honesty...
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Bulk Reef Supply 5 stage
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If you're going to buy a system, here's some things to look for:
  • Standard-sized prefilters, membrane, and DI cartridge
  • Brand name, high-rejection membrane
  • Specifications provided for each stage
  • Pressure gauge after the prefilters and before the membrane
  • Thermometer
  • DI bypass plumbing so you can access RO water easily for testing or for drinking
  • Vertical DI stage
  • Refillable DI cartridge
  • Aluminum bracket (no rust)
  • Quick connect fittings
  • Flush valve
  • Clear housings
  • High-quality instructions
  • Customer support before, during, and after your purchase
  • A vendor involved in your hobby

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you're going to buy a system, here's some things to look for:
  • Standard-sized prefilters, membrane, and DI cartridge
  • Brand name, high-rejection membrane
  • Specifications provided for each stage
  • Pressure gauge after the prefilters and before the membrane
  • Thermometer
  • DI bypass plumbing so you can access RO water easily for testing or for drinking
  • Vertical DI stage
  • Refillable DI cartridge
  • Aluminum bracket (no rust)
  • Quick connect fittings
  • Flush valve
  • Clear housings
  • High-quality instructions
  • Customer support before, during, and after your purchase
  • A vendor involved in your hobby

Russ

Great suggestions Russ...I agree completely with your list...the only thing I might add to the list is if at all possible get a refillable DI Container, many local fish stores are starting to sell DI media in bulk and if you have DI Cartridge thats refillable it can make the exchanges a bit cheaper...
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awesome, input Russ.

That is definitely a good sugestion too Gsago, had not thought about a refilable DI resin carthridge but i guess it is on the list now as well as a 150 GPD upgrade.
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Great suggestions Russ...I agree completely with your list...the only thing I might add to the list is if at all possible get a refillable DI Container...

We're on the same page - see bullet no. 8. Refillable cartridges are the way to go.

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We're on the same page - see bullet no. 8. Refillable cartridges are the way to go.

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My eyes must have glossed over that..LOL...



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i did get the 5 stage plus from BRS from a local reefers that decided to leave the hobby, i just hate the ammount of rejection rate, i see dollar signs going in the drain
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Yeah, literally
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so what is an optimum supply pressure?
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my gage reads 40PSI and thats pretty good for around here, you can also get a booster pump.
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It actually reads ~50 PSI here with a permeate pump. One of the freakin' connections sprung a leak when the system pressurised at night. arghhhhh ...back to Lowes
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that sucks man, did your unit not come with all the nessesary connectors?
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One of the many connectors supplied was for 3/8 tubing instead of the standard 1/4" tubing and the reducing coupler I bought from Lowe's is the part that sprung a leak.

Thank god I woke up like 7 minutes LOL after it started leaking. Water was already up to my knees.
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One of the many connectors supplied was for 3/8 tubing instead of the standard 1/4" tubing and the reducing coupler I bought from Lowe's is the part that sprung a leak.

Thank god I woke up like 7 minutes LOL after it started leaking. Water was already up to my knees.
We have a 3/8" to 1/4" union connector if you are still working through this hook up. Both sides of the fitting are quick-connect.

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