Nice System By Greg on 1/31/14
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
Like a lot of folks I researched the different brands and BRS seemed to be the most consistently higher rated. The price for features on this one was good so I had it shipped up here to Canada. Arrived with a broken plastic connector between the first 2 canisters (sounds like a common shipping problem after reading other reviews). BRS sent me a pair of replacement connecters right away with no hassle. After starting it up I found I had to tighten most of the water lines and one of the canisters as they leaked under pressure, but that's a minor thing, and I should have done it in the first place. Has been running great since then, very simple to setup and run. All the water testing I have done shows perfect and all my shrimp breeding tanks are doing much much better using this RO/DI water.
Great Value By Steve on 1/26/14
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
BRS did a great job on this RO/DI system. I looked at a handful of other competitors (the filter guys, ispring, and buckeye) and it seemed this system was the best overall value and the easiest to setup.
I gave this 4 stars because the hookups packaged in the system were only for temporary installations. It took some work on my side and a trip to the local hardware store to figure out how address a permanent, under-sink installation. Other than that minor inconvenience, this is a flawless system at a great price! Thanks BRS!
Worth it By Chris on 1/20/14
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I talked myself into this system over the base model. I figured I'd eventually add the tds and pressure gauge anyways. When it arrived, the plastic fitting between the first 2 filters was broken, probably due to the shipping. Instead of going thru the return process, I just picked up a heavy duty fitting at the local store for $2 and fixed it myself. I'm using this to provide water for my 155g bow front. This is my first time using rodi so I hope the benefits are worth the money and the time. Quality of the product and ease of use is great. I recommend this system.
Pretty Decent Machine with user friendly flaws By Jamie on 1/15/14
Jamie would recommend this product to a friend
Seems like a decent machine. Easy to hook-up. Mine came in DOA and sprayed water everywhere. Seems like they would have a system in place test the plumbing somehow before sending to customer. They were great about sending me out a a elbow to fix the problem, but you would think the tech person would have know to ask me to unscrew the elbow and see if there was a missing o ring or if it was sitting in there properly. I did not know anything about the machine and how it worked, but if he would have simply told me to do that I could have fixed the problem immediately instead of having to wait for the part to come in. There was a o-ring in there and not installed properly, would have been an easy fix. Another downfall is that I thought I was going to get about 1200 gallons before replacing anything, come to find out that does not include the DI resin. I only made 75 gallons and mine expired, I was disappointed that I had to stop making water and order DI resin to finish the job. Another flaw is there need to be open & close in-line valves on all 3 lines. People like me have to unhook & store until next use. I tried getting the water out of the lines and was displeased that there was no easy way to roll up the lines and shut the line off to keep left over water from dripping out...I had water all over the place trying to situate the lines and it still leaked all over the floor where I was storing it. I would say if these issues were resolved I would give it a 5.
Best RO/DI unit for the value By Vince on 1/14/14
Vince would recommend this product to a friend
I was shocked when I saw this unit go on sale for black Friday for $129.99 I jumped on it and never looked back. I want to give a super detailed review on this to give anyone who may be considering it perfect proof this is the unit to get.
First off when it arrived it was packaged in a heavy box with tons of packing peanuts and the whole unit was super well wrapped in heavy bubble wrap. opening it was the coolest thing. Everything was installed on it already. Nothing was overlooked including the fittings to fit onto a standard sink faucet.
Component wise it has each stage marked with the correct filter / media to put in each spot making it super easy not to mess it up for beginners. It comes with a lot of tubing, you could easily run the unit 15 feet from where you have it connected. The push connect fittings are very well made and looks great no leaks. Now for the cool parts for me were the dual inline TDS meter, the RO membrane backflush kit and the air filled pressure gauge. These are more important that most people would think. The membrane flush kit makes it SUPER easy on the fly to backflush the RO membrane which is important to keeping it clean and running it's full 75GPD. Next is the gauge, this is important in monitoring the pressure to make sure your making as little waste water as possible and keeping this filter running at optimal pressure.. (NOTE running this on the second story of your house will result in lower pressure reading. ) Now the dual TDS meter is amazing. I mean what is the sense of an RO/DI if it's not giving you 0 TDS water. It tests the water coming out of the RO membrane and also the water coming out of the DI resin, Makes it easy to know what needs to be replaced when the time comes. Last but not least the DI resin, it's color changing super easy to know when to change. With ~12TDS coming out at my RO the DI resin takes it down to 0 TDS and I have made ~ 70Gallons of water and the DI is maybe 1/3 depleted . If you need a unit to perform better I would suggest adding an extra sediment filter of smaller diameter to the mix to read a lower TDS out of the RO so less depletion of the resin, The resin is also super affordable.
I love this product!
Great product By Keith on 1/14/14
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
Pretty much a plug in and play system. Works perfect and gives me the quality water I need for my Reef.
AWESOME By MudFish on 1/10/14
MudFish would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is awesome. Plug and play.... Love it.
great By hausen on 1/9/14
hausen would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. And brs again amazing shipping and speed of me getting my order
Best Value RODI By Adam on 1/8/14
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this unit for a year now and it was a great buy. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a RODI unit.
So Awesome By christopher on 1/1/14
christopher would recommend this product to a friend
Man I cant say enough about my 75gpd value plus system what work of art! and simple to hook up even I can do it! its not super fast but wasn't looking for speed anyways. I cant really figure out the TDS meter is says 004 going in and 000 coming out ! I would think my tap water would be a lot higher so don't really know if its working correctly. but that's a miner issue. very well made and durable not cheap junk like others and filter replacement is low cost. I do recommend getting the Mur-Lock fittings and a ball shut off every were you are sending water. makes everything easier. No leaks=Grand Slam Product one very Happy customer here. don't shop anywhere else but bulk reef supply!!
Perfect system! By Corey on 12/29/13
Corey would recommend this product to a friend
I've purchased 2 of these systems in the past year, one for my parents reef tank and one for mine. Setup is very easy, pretty much plug-and-play. I've used the self piercing valve and also have one connected to a laundry room faucet, both ways work flawlessly.
Awesome By Dale on 12/27/13
Dale would recommend this product to a friend
Great product. Extremely well constructed. Ready to go out of the box. May require adapter purchase if you have a female type sink. Otherwise extremely satisfied. Highly recommend!!
Customer Service By christopher on 12/26/13
christopher would recommend this product to a friend
Just ordered today so cant review the product but can review the service! First thing the live chat is awesome explained that I was paying with two different card and I was directed to make a phone order and the phone was giving a weird busy signal and I asked on live chat if I could leave my number to call back and he said yes and I got a call back with in minutes! I told the guy how my setup was and he hooked me up! very friendly A plus cant wait to get my order and start making 0TDS water!
new unit By Denton on 12/26/13
Denton would recommend this product to a friend
Just bought unit and getting set up with a mixing station
Love it !!! By sedonaiceman on 12/22/13
sedonaiceman would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to set-up and use ! Need to suggest the proper male adaptor for kitchen sinks ! Love this product !!!
looks great By carp on 12/20/13
carp would recommend this product to a friend
got this with black Fridays deals. great price, cant wait to get up and running
Great product at a great price By David on 12/18/13
David would recommend this product to a friend
The easy setup and use of this unit is great. Very sturdy quality. You feel like you got more then your monies worth. I would recommend this unit to anyone wanting a RO/DI system and have. Fast shipping and nice packing round out this transaction.
never had an ro system but this is great By Gavin on 12/13/13
Gavin would recommend this product to a friend
i got this for my first tank about 6 months ago. For christmas my mom and step dad got my this. It was on sale for 130. This ro sytem is very heavy duty and flows pretty fast. Stop reading and buy it now............................easy to set up
This unit is awesome! By Nick club on 12/12/13
Nick club would recommend this product to a friend
Replaced my old 25 gpd unit with this 75 gpd one from BRS. Super easy to use. Great build quality! With all the extras this thing is a must have!
Just what i wanted! By sam on 12/11/13
sam would recommend this product to a friend
Ive ordered from Bulk Reef before and the shipping is fast ! Got it out of shipping box and five minutes later making ro/di water! What i like about it its all ready to go you dont have to put filters in or di media. Quality product at a very good price! Thanks
Excellent RODI unit By John on 12/11/13
John would recommend this product to a friend
I am very pleased with this unit and for the price. Has all the options I needed as well as the attachements and aso. Unit shipped well and was easy to install. I had 30 gallons of rodi water in about 8 hours.
Thank you BRS for the great customer service!
Value Plus - no question it is! By MMM on 12/9/13
MMM would recommend this product to a friend
A) this was my first BRS order - shipped fast, packed well
B) When they say value plus what they really mean is you are getting one heck of a value. How many RO/DI units priced at this level come equipped as well as this thing? Very few, in fact I didnt find one and have been looking for a while.
C) 75 GPD my butt! I am sure its because I have great water pressure (just over 80 psi) but I can make about 20 gallons in about 2.5-3 hours. My old 75gpd took much longer - nearly double
D) Sturdy mounting kit, length of line more than enough, TDS Meter, valves, shut off and flush kit all work great
E) Wish I had bought this a long time ago - I got it on the black friday doorbuster sale but even at the regular price it is still an awesome deal.
got the best deal By big sweaty d on 12/6/13
big sweaty d would recommend this product to a friend
well i just opened the ro di system i got on sale for 140. I hooked it up to my faucet then hooked it up to my float valve and tried to see if the waste line would stop flowing but it didnt i dont know if it is defaulty. The system is a good 12-15 pound and very heavy duty. I didnt change the hoses but if the auto shut off valve is broke i hope brs sends me one and i dont have send the whole system back
Great Product and features... Couldn't be happier! By Rogeman on 12/5/13
Rogeman would recommend this product to a friend
Everything was packaged well, put together properly and is now producing 0 TDS RO/DI water, my fish thank you and my back thanks you as well, no more 5 gallon jugs!!! Don't forget to order your valves, Tees, elbows, floats, and extra line for your custom set-up.
I was reading some earlier reviews, and there is some confusion out there; The duel in-line TDS meter is reading after the RO membrane(In) and then after the DI stage (Out). It does not measure tap water TDS.