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Spectrapure had to help me hook it up By Kenbuff on 4/13/14Kenbuff wouldn't recommend this product to a friendCalled BRS for instructions for install using flush kit, they had no clue...so I called spectrapure (Jeremy ) and he spent 25 minutes explaining and sending me diagrams via e mail...didn't even buy the kit from them wow...spectrapure has awesome knowledgeable techs!!also you do NOT conserve on waste water at all...notta..zero.. 4/1 ratio for good tds
220+GPD By Danimal on 4/7/14Danimal would recommend this product to a friendBought one of these along with the stage 6, which is now up to about a stage 10? (1 micron sediment, granular carbon, .6 matrixx bloc, granular catalytic carbon, .6 chloramine block, added a third dowtec membrane and then two DI canisters)! 1-3ppm before the DI and 220+ gallons a day...very little waste water. Change sediment, granular, carbon blocks and one DI canister every 10-12K gallons. I live in Denver and have good supply pressure @ 90+ across first membrane. This thing looks awsome. Everyone that sees it wants to know where the "GROW" room is...hahaha...remember, I live in Denver. I grow fish, not plants...but I'm sure it would work for that too. Thanks BRS!!!
Well worth the money! By Ryan on 3/20/14Ryan would recommend this product to a friendI installed this unit on my 6 stage RODI and it significently dropped the amount of waste water produce. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
Great upgrade By Chad on 3/5/14Chad would recommend this product to a friendI bought this to upgrade my Typhoon III as well as a replacement membrane for my aging one.
Our water isn't to bad in Dallas, around 300 TDS, but on my RO only output I'm at 2TDS! Obviously once it goes through the DI stage it comes out 0.
I do think you need to have a good amount of pressure to run two membranes. I have my booster pump set to around 73 PSI. This is probably not going to perform well at 40-50 PSI.
Great Addition By Karl on 3/4/14Karl would recommend this product to a friendI have a 75g and 29g tanks set up right now. In my new home, we have really high water pressure, so once I discovered this item, I bought it right away. It's great being able to fill a 20g brute container in under 4 hours. Did I really need to make water this fast, no, but the fact I get to save water is always a plus. As well as being able to very quickly make extra water in an emergency is great too. Only reason it gets 4 stars is because I had to watch the video to install it, and the video was having issues playing for awhile. Some basic written instructions would have given it 5 stars.
Save Water By joesreeftank on 3/1/14joesreeftank would recommend this product to a friendEasy to install with the online Video, I live in California and we have had very little rain so this will help me reduce my water use and save me $$$ paid to the water company.
Worth every penny!! By Tim on 2/6/14Tim would recommend this product to a friendThis was an add on that was worth it!! I was down to around 28 GPD due to the winter and therefore cold water in Canada. I found the kit very easy to install. I did pull up the video's on the BRS site to help make it easier. The written instructions were a little less than perfectly clear but watching the video's made it no problems at all
A must for private well sources By Martin on 2/1/14Martin would recommend this product to a friendIf you have a private well and worry about your water supply especially in the Summer months, this is a no brainer. The upgrade combined with a booster pump has saved me a LOT of water. I can fill a 5 gal bucket in about 45 minutes as compared to 2 hours before the additional membrane and booster pump.
Great Addition By Jonathan on 1/29/14Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendThe included documentation wasn't the best - but there are plenty of youtube vids on this subject so no big deal.
This got installed at just the right time; now I had enough RODI to make it through this polar vortex we're experiencing ;)
Love It! By Valerie on 1/29/14Valerie would recommend this product to a friendI just recently got this and it speeds up the process so much. Waste water totally reduced, my water meter not spinning now! Wish I would have gotten this sooner. I guess better late than never. Thank you BRS!
Great but needs better instructions By WingRider on 1/7/14WingRider would recommend this product to a friendAfter getting confirmation that the membrane needed installed in the housing (not mentioned in the video) I was able to install this kit. The cap on the housing is on very tight. Tip: use two rubber strap wrenches used for getting off oil filters. They worked great to get it off without marring up the housing like a wrench would. I am also going to discard first 25g as the membrane package mentions something Bout discarding water from first few hours of operation.
Save. $ By Dennis on 12/31/13Dennis would recommend this product to a friendSave water, time and money. Doubles your capacity. Great if you have a large tank
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by Paul on October 1, 2013, @6:43 PM
I was wondering which is better for water quality and less waste water, the 150gpd upgrade kit, or the 150gpd membrane by itself? Also, if I add the auto flushing valve, do I use the one for a 150gpd membrane, or the one for 75gpd membrane on this kit? Thank you.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Paul,
It depends on what your main goal is. The 150gpd upgrade kit is better for waste water but will technically create slightly worse quality of water (though unless you have very high TDS to begin with it would be unmeasurable difference to most). If you do have high TDS though we wouldn't recommend the 150gpd upgrade kit.
For an auto flush valve/flow restrictor you would want the proper size for the membrane(s). If you use the 150gpd membrane you want the 150gpd size, if you are using 75gpd membrane(s) then you would want the the 75gpd size.
by Michael on October 2, 2013, @4:26 PM
I have the BRS 5 STAGE PLUS RO/DI SYSTEM - 75GPD My water pressure gauge is reading 43lbs, In your viedo you say that i need 65 lbs going in to the unit . Was wondering if the 43 lbs is enough pressure for the BRS 150 GPD Water Saver Upgrade Kit to work. I am not really sure where the gauge is at on the BRS 5 STAGE PLUS RO/DI SYSTEM - 75GPD I am guessing that it is after all the membranes to be able to tell when they need change. Can you please let me know if you think this will work or will I have to get a booster pump? Thank You Michael
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Michael,
The 150gpd water saving upgrade kit requires 65psi. If your unit only has 43psi then you would need to increase the pressure to 65psi to add the kit so a booster pump would be necessary.
by Robb and Trudi on September 17, 2013, @11:55 AM
I've read that if you cut down you waste water you will blows thigh RO filters as well as DI filter faster. If there any truth to this? I live the speed and my last water is so much lower. Just not sure I want to blow though the filters if there is any truth to this..
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Robb,
Its true that artificially restricting the amount of waste water (which is really flush water) a membrane receives will likely reduce the membrane lifespan and increase the TDS of the out-coming water which will decrease the lifespan of the DI resin as well, though it shouldn't have any sort of negative effect on the prefilters themselves.
Its important to note that this is NOT how the 150gpd upgrade kit works though. The 150gpd upgrade kit adds a second membrane to reprocess the waste water of the first membrane. With the kit each membrane actually continues to get the minimum amount of flush water (actually one of them even gets extra flush water).
by Glenn on November 11, 2013, @8:42 AM
Does this kit come with a flow restrictor?
If not would I need the 75 gpd or the 150 gpd flow restrictor.
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Glenn,
It does not but you actually don't want to switch your floor restrictor. You want to stick with the same 75gpd restrictor you have.
by Derrick on October 20, 2013, @8:22 AM
Could I use this for my 5 stage deluxe, with the drinking add on? I use my 5 stage for both my reef tank and to supply water to my fridge.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Derrick,
With the drinking water add-on you will have a lot more back pressure which would make the dual system a lot less efficient. If your goal is to reduce waste water you would likely be better served by a permeate pump. The permeate pump uses the pressure from your waste water to reduce the effect of the storage tanks back pressure. This will make your existing membrane more efficient and allow you to get more pressure in the tank as well. Its compatible with systems up to 100gpd.
The BRS 150 GPD Water Saver Upgrade Kit will also work with different brand 75 GPD reverse osmosis systems. The kit requires 65psi into the first membrane in order to function properly. If your home's water pressure is less then the recommended psi a booster pump will be necessary.
If you are purchasing a reverse osmosis unit from us at the same time as this 150 GPD Upgrade Kit please mention in your order comments if you would like us to install the unit for you. If you select this option, there may be a one day delay in shipping your order due to additional time considerations. 150GPD water saving upgrade kit is not recommended for units with high TDS or drinking water systems
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- Two 2.5" x 2.5" membrane clips
- Two 1/8" x ¼" 90 degree elbows
- 1/8" x ¼" 90° check valve
- RO membrane housing
- ¼" tube splitter
- 5 Feet of Red, White, Blue and Black RO Line
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