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4-stage should be fine for that water.

Actually, now that I look at the 4 stage, there is one for 149.00.

Maybe I dont need the extras they include between the two models.

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If I can do the 4 stage- this one looks good @ 75 gpd. I found a coupon for 10.00 off and free shipping.

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/4-sta...ef-supply.html



Maybe something to consider... it's a nifty little unit that won't break the bank. De-ionization unit "option" as an add-on.


https://hydrobuilder.com/hydroponics...is-filter.html


https://hydrobuilder.com/hydro-logic...-micro-75.html
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@Discusluv, PM / text me. My Ahs and Ohs were mostly about timing as knowing about your plans before yesterday would have saved one of us a long trip. Hopefully that would give you an excuse to come over?
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Thank you for the recommendation. Ill compare pricing on the BRS unit at this vendor as well.

I will have established media.



My parameters are:


PH: 7.4
KH 3/GH 5

TDS : Average 115. But, can range from 85-125 depending on time of year. This is because comes from 2 different sources.



I had it wrong, not getting neo's, getting caridina shrimp. If you cant get the names right... goes to show you what a "noob" you really are.
You're water is slightly harder than mine. I imagine that a low end/cheap unit may be satisfactory, but do look into replacement options for those membranes and cartridges as well before purchasing! Some people do purchase just the DI resin in bulk and refill the cartridges that way... which may average out to about $5 or so per cartridge... Don't take my word for it, I don't have my own unit as I just get water from the store! LOL When I get into a new place (next year?) I'll probably install one then.


And do you mean YKK's? I do highly recommend them! Actually recommend them over Neos! My first YKK colony did fantastic for the (unfortunately) short period of time I had them! Second group (different supplier) haven't done as well. Still breeding and living, just not nearly as much as the first group.
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These shrimp are what @Discusluv is referencing - Goldens:





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And do you mean YKK's?
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These shrimp are what @Discusluv is referencing - Goldens:



Yes, these! Love them
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R/O system ordered!
Couldn't make my mind up between the value 4-stage or upgrade. Went with upgrade.

Now need to get Rubbermaid storage container and a water level thingy with automatic shutoff.
Possibly a booster pump? (Not sure.)
Submersible pump? Or, air-pump with stone?

Salty Shrimp for re-mineralization.

Is this the right product?:
https://www.amazon.com/SaltyShrimp-S...gateway&sr=8-1
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180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope

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Yes, that's the right Salty Shrimp. But look at other retailers - way cheaper than that Amazon price.

You won't regret the RO upgrade at all.

You won't need a booster unless your water pressure is low.

Have you checked out the various Brute cans for storage? I saw some really nice ones at Home Depot today that are better colors than I'm used to - almost natural looking.
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Yes, that's the right Salty Shrimp. But look at other retailers - way cheaper than that Amazon price.

You won't regret the RO upgrade at all.

You won't need a booster unless your water pressure is low.

Have you checked out the various Brute cans for storage? I saw some really nice ones at Home Depot today that are better colors than I'm used to - almost natural looking.
You did? Awesome! Okay, Ill take a look at the Brute cans from Home Depot. Im wondering if I could mount this unit somewhere outside and then could use with outside hose. Or, maybe mount under the sink with some kind of storage container. Ill just have to see.

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30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
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@Discusluv, could you please link the RO unit you have ordered? Thanks!
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@Discusluv, could you please link the RO unit you have ordered? Thanks!
Hi Oleg!

I ordered this unit for 75 GPD:
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/4-sta...ef-supply.html

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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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May have missed something here. What will the RO be used for primarily? All your tanks or strictly the shrimp? I only ask as if you have few uses for the RO water, I see small need for storage. I have a 5,10 and 20 going right now. Takes me 45 mins to fill a 5 gal bucket. So I simply plan in advance. Being shrimp tanks you probably wont be doing large % water changes, so may only need 2gals for a water change.
Not to say storage isn't smart, it is. Just curious.
Personally I also dont have space to store a ton of RO water anyway, so I am a tad envious of the ability. Also I know there are other positives, temp setting etc.
Making good progress mate, keep it up.


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May have missed something here. What will the RO be used for primarily? All your tanks or strictly the shrimp? I only ask as if you have few uses for the RO water, I see small need for storage. I have a 5,10 and 20 going right now. Takes me 45 mins to fill a 5 gal bucket. So I simply plan in advance. Being shrimp tanks you probably wont be doing large % water changes, so may only need 2gals for a water change.
Not to say storage isn't smart, it is. Just curious.
Personally I also dont have space to store a ton of RO water anyway, so I am a tad envious of the ability. Also I know there are other positives, temp setting etc.
Making good progress mate, keep it up.
I have a 30 gallon shrimp tank which will change 10 gallons weekly and the 10 gallon will be setting up shortly which will be around 2-3 gallons change weekly. 12 gallons on average.


But, the capacity needed will shift over time because would like to start breeding my Altum Angels and discus. This will require about 40 gallons weekly. With fry- 80 gallons weekly.

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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope
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My 10 gallon is no longer in garage. The other half must have taken to Goodwill or I dreamt it ever existed.


Im thinking, now, I may go with something smaller. Maybe a 5 gallon kit. I dont know- Im kinda mad right now.

Edit: Okay, not mad anymore. Have a friend that is selling me a 10 gallon rimless w/rounded corners. ( smile). And, 1 9L of AS!

180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer pair /Stendker "Tefe" discus and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech w/ Wild Tucano tetras
30 g. low-tech African Biotope

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Sounds like a blessing in disguise, maybe?

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My 10 gallon is no longer in garage. The other half must have taken to Goodwill or I dreamt it ever existed.


Im thinking, now, I may go with something smaller. Maybe a 5 gallon kit. I dont know- Im kinda mad right now.

Edit: Okay, not mad anymore. Have a friend that is selling me a 10 gallon rimless w/rounded corners. ( smile). And, 1 9L of AS!
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