Best RO unit? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Kinection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 931
Best RO unit?

I'm going to get "serious" with CRS this time after my dad wiped out the whole population and I'm going to probably need a RO unit. After reading a TON of threads... I've realized I need a RO unit and ADA soil to get success. Is a TDS meter necessary? What RO unit does the job and is not too expensive? I found one for 200$ in my LFS... pretty expensive. What do you guys recommend or use?

- Brian
That one guy that is always online.
Kinection is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 04:02 AM
The Security Dude
 
sbarbee54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Badlands
Posts: 4,321
Look at pure water club it is the one sold on flebay they make goods and cheap. About 125 for a good one

55 Planted Rummys,2 GBR,8 Corys,4 Discus PFR Culls
Many shrimp tanks
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...half-done.html
Finnex Pimp #8
sbarbee54 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 04:23 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Dx3Bash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 468
www.bulkreefsupply.com sells excellent RO units. You can even design your own to your specification. I recently purchased mine here ("design your own") with the 1 micron sediment, 1 micron carbon, DI, and 75 GPD membrane. I also added inline ball valve and a membrane flush kit. Between the quality and service, this is one of the best overall values for RO units IMO.

I paid around $140 for my RO unit. First thing I noticed when I unboxed was the quality. It is build solid. Keep in mind you want someone to offer replacement parts and service support if anything goes wrong. I didn't want to take a risk with a cheap ebay unit.

The link for the "Design your own" is: http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalo...ct/view/id/20/

Last edited by Dx3Bash; 02-05-2013 at 04:25 AM. Reason: because
Dx3Bash is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 05:22 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Bananariot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Biddeford, Maine
Posts: 2,640
Uhh I used RO water I got from a dispenser at walmart + sand....to have success with my CRS. You just need to pay attention to water quality and try to maintain stability. Soils + RO won't make you an instant CRS guru.......but it will help a lot. A lot lot lol....just remember to cycle for a while for amazonia cause it leeches ammonia.
Bananariot is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Kinection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bananariot View Post
Uhh I used RO water I got from a dispenser at walmart + sand....to have success with my CRS. You just need to pay attention to water quality and try to maintain stability. Soils + RO won't make you an instant CRS guru.......but it will help a lot. A lot lot lol....just remember to cycle for a while for amazonia cause it leeches ammonia.
If only I could do that. That brings to question... when I get the Amazonia, can I just put the soil into a bucket for 2-3 weeks then drain the water and put the soil into the tank? Or do I have to put it into the tank and take all the gazillion fire red babies into a 10 gal and do WCs every day to take out the ammonia? If I have to do option #2, can I put the water level really low, so I can do a higher WC % with less water or will that not work?

- Brian
That one guy that is always online.
Kinection is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 06:21 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 457
I just just bought an ro/di unit. With shrimp does it l make a differance between ro and ro/di?
Dany08fa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome