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Old 04-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #31
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Thanks hedge i have been looking around for a good cheap RO system this is perfect
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #32
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I have this but 75 GPD and it takes 1h20 to fill up 5g tank
http://www.marinedepot.com/SpectraPu...RORDFT-vi.html
Wait for the deal, its only $150. Or try this site. Pretty cheap but good quality.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...rs-and-systems

I also bought a drinking water kit so I don't have to go out to buy water for drinking or cooking. The kit comes with pressure tank to hold up to 2 gallon tank.

One benefit of the clear housing is you can always see/ check the filter parts. Especially for the DI if you are using color changing DI resin.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #33
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I have the 100g one from purewaterclub.com I really like it. My water pressure sucks, so it takes 3 hrs to fill a 5g bucket- but at the moment that is still great for keeping up with what I have to do.

We have a spare shower downstairs, so i just hooked it up directly to the shower head pipe, and leave it running until 2 buckets are filled, then turn it off. It is always hooked up. A great investment and this is only for my neos!
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #34
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Very nice!
NO Explode is awesome.
The 2.0 Lemon lime is the best! Incredible Hulk stuffs.

Sytha 6 is ok, got a bit after taste but still better than most other power shake.

lol sorry to be off topic.

BTW, nice RO machine.
And shrimps can use some NO explode, they goes in to a super dance mode

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #35
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Very nice!
NO Explode is awesome.
The 2.0 Lemon lime is the best! Incredible Hulk stuffs.

Sytha 6 is ok, got a bit after taste but still better than most other power shake.

lol sorry to be off topic.

BTW, nice RO machine.
And shrimps can use some NO explode, they goes in to a super dance mode
haha...I actually love Syntha6 but you have to get the strawberry flavor.

Glad to see that someone else works out hardcore. Every "shrimper" that I've met in the past never looks like they hit up the gym. haha. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it's just an observation.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #36
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Yea, i'm sick with that too. Missing a day usually result in depression, if u know what i mean
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #37
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I do...but I buy 25g at a time from the water store...the store I buy it from has a filter system the size of a room...I figured a home jobby can't be as clean at that...I don't really do water changes so it last a while...even then it'd be nice to have a home portable one...just in case..
Most hobby jobbys probably clean the water better. Their goal is to make money and they run those membranes as long as they possibly can.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #38
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One thing that is important to know about these portable units. They are basically disposable. When the RO membrane is depleted, it can't be opened and replaced. YOu throw it away and start over.
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Yea, i'm sick with that too. Missing a day usually result in depression, if u know what i mean
Damn, and I thought I was the only one. I have been addicted over the last few years...if I miss a day I literally become depressed and can't stop thinking about it. It's like going to work and not taking a shower or brushing your teeth...something doesn't feel right.

It pays off to work out though since the fruit of your labor comes out when you're at the bar on a saturday night.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #40
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One thing that is important to know about these portable units. They are basically disposable. When the RO membrane is depleted, it can't be opened and replaced. YOu throw it away and start over.
Really!
I thought u can just unscrew the caps and put in the new membrance.
I was gonna get one just for aquarium.
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Make sure it doesn't dry out in between uses.
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One thing that is important to know about these portable units. They are basically disposable. When the RO membrane is depleted, it can't be opened and replaced. YOu throw it away and start over.
I just checked and the filters cost about 10 bucks less than the whole unit. It's still fairly economical if it lasts more than a year.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:14 PM   #43
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Make sure it doesn't dry out in between uses.
So when I take it off I should just leave all the water in it? That's what I pretty much did but was a bit iffy about it.
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i think the ro membrane and the di should always be wet and the carbon and sediment filter doesn't matter if wet or dry. for sure my non-portable unit leaves water in all the housings. i read to use it every 7-10 days to keep water from going too stale and bacteria from growing
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:53 AM   #45
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One thing that is important to know about these portable units. They are basically disposable. When the RO membrane is depleted, it can't be opened and replaced. YOu throw it away and start over.

er...mine can. Just unscrew the top and replace the filter.

http://www.purewaterclub.com/catalog...roducts_id=333

filter costs: http://www.purewaterclub.com/catalog...hp?cPath=53_50

RO membrane for my 100gpd is ~ $28
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