RO/DI system questions

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  1. mlong12

    mlong12 Astrea Snail

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    Hey guys,

    Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but seemed the best fit to the question. I am in the process of getting a larger tank setup, and think the RO/DI system for initial fill and water changes would be the cheapest option. Currently for my 13 gal I buy pre-packaged ocean water in 5 gal increments, but its 20 bucks per 5 gal and would add up pretty quickly. Now for my question: What are some good systems for the money? I'm willing to spend a little more for quality, but good prices are preferred. The new tanks I'm looking at are between 40-60 gallons.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Coastie Reefer

    Coastie Reefer Millepora

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    I have a 4 stage 75gpd BRS RO/DI system. I literally just replaced the filter media on Saturday and filled a 5 gallon jug of 0 TDS water in just about an hour. They go for 199.99 but I think I got mine on sale for 169.99. BRS runs decent sales from time to time, but even at 200 bucks it's not bad considering it's no tax and no shipping... $20 for 5 gallons of saltwater is crazy, heck, premium gasoline isn't $4 a gallon... YIKES
     
  4. mlong12

    mlong12 Astrea Snail

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    Thanks! Yeah, they are expensive, not to mention its a lot of work to go out and get them every time I need them. The store I go to only has them sometimes too.

    BRS was what I was looking at, but wanted to ask on here to make sure it was a good system. Thank you!
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Spectrapure with out a doubt.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Spectrapure, aquafx are great high quality systems. Either way, your making a good choice by making your own RODI water.
     
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  9. mlong12

    mlong12 Astrea Snail

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    And even though its refurbished it still works great?
     
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    AZDesertRat Giant Squid

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    Don't let the refurbished name fool you, it is a brand new system but may have a scuff, scratch or scrape on a housing or bracket. Most buyers cannot find any blemishes.
    No other vendor comes even close to Spectrapure. They specially treat all their RO membranes which is shown to improve their performance, then either batch or individually hand test them and in the case of the Select series membranes guarantee them in writing. They custom blend all their DI resins so you get only the best, freshest resin for reef use. They use only low micron absolute or near absolute sediment and carbon block filters and capillay tube flow restrictors so you can adjust the waste ratio to fit your exact water conditions. You won't find all that anywhere else and it all adds up to longer filter life and lower cost per gallon of water treated.
     
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    mlong12 Astrea Snail

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    Awesome thank you! I really haven't found a better price than the refurbed 90 GPD either. The higher output will also come in handy when filling my new tank.

    Thank you everyone for the help!
     
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  12. mlong12

    mlong12 Astrea Snail

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    One more question: Do I need to get anything extra like fittings or tubing or anything like that with the Spectrapure, or is it ready to use out of the box?