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Old 04-27-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Check out my new RO/DI unit


I never wanted to get an RO/DI unit because I thought it would take up space and having 2 shrimp tanks was enough to make me look crazy in a normal person's eyes. I figured that if I had another contraption sitting on my counter top then anybody that would step foot in my apartment would think I'm a freak. Well, I kept purchasing two gallons of distilled water to do my weekly water change which was no big deal as it only cost me 2 bucks. Instead of buying just the two gallons I would always pick up like 10 at a time. See where I am going with this? The gallons of water would take up more space than an RO unit so I decided to order a portable one off of e--bay.

It's a 100 gallons per day unit which cost me ~65 bucks shipped. It is very small so I can put it away after I'm done purifying the water. Took me about 5 seconds to put it together so that was a plus as well. I just tested the TDS and it's at exactly 0 which means that it's working well. It screws right into my sink...at the moment I am timing how long it takes to fill up a 5 gallon bucket.

Here are some pics....I put my hand in one for size comparison.




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Old 04-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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glad you bought it, now you can have perfect water for plants and other animals. not bad for that price either.

instead of collecting it in the container and hooking it to sink, you can hook it in the laundry room, this works better for me. you can also use the auto shutoff with floater and use that to fill some kind of container like garbage can etc.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Nice Hedge!

Thanks for the info on it as Im sure like me lots of people are looking for one with a good price, isnt huge, and SOMETHING THAT DOESNT makes us look like bigger nerds!!!!

Cant wait to hear the rest of the review on it so I can get the (3) 5 gal buckets out of my bedroom
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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glad you bought it, now you can have perfect water for plants and other animals. not bad for that price either.

instead of collecting it in the container and hooking it to sink, you can hook it in the laundry room, this works better for me. you can also use the auto shutoff with floater and use that to fill some kind of container like garbage can etc.
I live in an apt so no laundry room....this is why space is always an issue. Wish I had one though...


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Nice Hedge!

Thanks for the info on it as Im sure like me lots of people are looking for one with a good price, isnt huge, and SOMETHING THAT DOESNT makes us look like bigger nerds!!!!

Cant wait to hear the rest of the review on it so I can get the (3) 5 gal buckets out of my bedroom
Yeah I figured that many people might be on the fence about an RO/DI unit like I was which is why I created the thread. Don't get rid of the buckets just yet, you'll need them to collect the filtered water haha

Here is a test to show you the reading of 0 ppm.

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #5
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yup same one I got but the 150GPD, still zero tds after few months now!
works like a charm!
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:13 AM   #6
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Do you have a link to where you purchased this from?
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:16 AM   #7
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http://www.purewaterclub.com

or on ebay
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:25 AM   #8
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I got a similar smaller unit that hooks to a faucet from http://www.airwaterice.com. I have been quite happy with it and it is a nice solution for those of us in apartments.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:08 AM   #9
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I own one from each of the above companies. Both work great. i run about 30 gal of ro a day and the membranes last about 1.5 years.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:17 AM   #10
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yup same one I got but the 150GPD, still zero tds after few months now!
works like a charm!
I actually got this based on your suggestion in one of my threads about Akadama....this was months ago.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:00 AM   #11
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Nice hedge!~ I'm ordering the 150GPD one tomorrow! !
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:30 AM   #12
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cool gadget. how are you planning to remineralize the water to raise all the tds gh kh good stuff?

im saving up for a co2 setup
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There going see a flood for orders lol!

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I actually got this based on your suggestion in one of my threads about Akadama....this was months ago.



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Old 04-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #15
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So how long did it take to fill up the 5g bucket?
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