150 gpd upgrade By Peltaz on 11/8/13Peltaz would recommend this product to a friendThis is excellent. Works as advertised. The flow increases and the waste water is cut in half. Love it.
Save $ By Hans24hrs on 10/31/13Hans24hrs would recommend this product to a friendI love this. Make water faster, waste less water, and save money. A no brainer if you have an RO system
Good product By Blaine on 10/31/13Blaine would recommend this product to a friendGood product. Quick delivery. Need to include more thorough instructions.
Great add on product By ImaBenzMan on 10/17/13ImaBenzMan would recommend this product to a friendLove this !! Great price, super fast shipping and is now doubling my water production. I recently became a fish/reef addict and now have two 75 gallon tanks and one 40 gallon. I only use RO water and the initial 75gpd was taking too long with lots of water waste. It's so much quicker ive accidentally over flowed 2 of my water containers cause I didn't go check them quick enough. Easy hook up. One of my best purchases by far. Thanks BRS
ro By jose on 10/12/13jose would recommend this product to a friend1 word great
No Regrets By Cameron on 10/5/13Cameron would recommend this product to a friendSo glad I bought this for my unit. Definitely cuts back on waste and makes water faster. Can't get any better.
Great By ebushrow on 9/20/13ebushrow would recommend this product to a friendI hated seeing all the waste water produced for such a small amount of RO/DI produced. This allows the ratio to be more acceptable by running the waste water through your 2nd membrane to pull out that much more. Great addition to your current unit and well worth the extra expense.
Great adon doubles output and cuts waste in half! By Saboken on 9/8/13Saboken would recommend this product to a friendIt was simple to setup once I looked at the Video the only thing that would have made the install better would be instructions included with the kit.
Worth it. By Jeffrey on 8/4/13Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friendI bought the 75 gal ro system and was ok but didn't like the fact that my apt. water was only able to push 40psi. Needless to say burned through the resin quickly. I wanted to upgrade to this for a long time but could never afford the upgrade and pump. Now that I have them my water is pumping out quickly and couldn't be happier running at 80psi. Resin lasts longer which means it saves me money. Only wish I was able to afford everything a long time ago.
Save time and waste less By ScubaSteve on 6/28/13ScubaSteve would recommend this product to a friendMy wife and son bought this for me for fathers day and it really is the best present my son has gotten me. Water changes take half the time and apparently I am wasting less water. Installation was extremely easy because of the video BRS has made for us to watch. I think it took me 5 minutes and that was only because my unit is located in a tight spot under my sink. had i been able to just hook it right up without pulling out from under the sink it would have only take 2 minutes. I also save time when doing top offs. Thanks BRS you help make my life easier.
Happy By John on 6/6/13John would recommend this product to a friendDoubled my water output and cut waste water in half
Great upgrade By Tom on 5/20/13Tom would recommend this product to a friendI had to get a booster pump to get it to work but both were very easy to install. Made enough water over night to do a major water change in my 125 gal reef tank and fill a 16 gal ATO reservoir, Great upgrade!
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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 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.
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 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).
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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