Great product and price By scott on 7/14/2012
scott would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this unit when I set up my new reef tank. It came perfectly packaged with no damage. The unit is very clean and sleek looking and easy to set-up. I hooked it up under my sink and ran it directly to the tank's sump via a auto top off switch. I did alot of research for ro/di units and this is one of the best values out there imo.
RO/DI 5 Stage Plus By Brian on 7/7/2012
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Just got mine up and running I couldn't be happier, fast shipping, quality construction and reasonable price makes this the best bang for the buck, will be buying several more products over the next 6 months or so. I highly recommend BRS.
Built solidly. Simple and complete By Nathan on 7/5/2012
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
The 5 stage plus system is built on a metal frame, which is much less flimsy than the plastic bracket on the BRS bio pellet reactor. It makes water at a slow trickle but if you set up a water reservoir with a float valve andan aqua lifter pump you'll have plenty of water on demand. I had an old bathroom sink that I used the drain saddle on for my drain, unfortunately my bathroom sink had one inch pipe not 1.5 like the saddle valve. I couldnt find a drain saddle for a 1 inch drain pipe ai I had to upgrade my sink drain p trap to bigger to get the drain saddle to fit. This kit had everything I needed otherwise and makes 0tds water no problem.
Great Product By Ron on 7/4/2012
Ron would recommend this product to a friend
This is by far the best deal for the money. Great product, speedy delivery and great price.
Great system By Todd on 7/4/2012
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
Excellent product quality and great price,and easy to install.Another great product from BRS
Essential product By David on 7/2/2012
David would recommend this product to a friend
I started my tank using tap water because i didn't want to buy water from the LFS. I soon realized that RO/DI is the way to go. This unit is easy to set up and use.
Surprisingly efficient By Jacob on 6/30/2012
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this unit about 8 months ago but wasn't ready to fill my tank until about 5 months ago. It came with everything I needed and has worked great from then until now with light use (I'd be surprised if more than 1000 gallons have entered it). It has always read 0 tds at the output both with the included tester and another tester I've got.
Over time I've been less happy with how much water goes down the drain and I've been thinking of how to reduce it or use it. I considered the 150 GPD upgrade, and decided to buy it (hasn't arrived yet), and then for the first time actually measured the output ratio so I'd be able to get a before/after. And:
At 49.5 PSI on the gauge before the membrane, with 24.1C/75.4F water, about 2.6 gallons are wasted for every 1.0 produced. As far as I know, that's a really good ratio for an RO unit, especially with my water pressure.
I am still looking forward to installing the upgrade kit, though, to boost production rate and waste even less water.
One bad thing - and it's not the product's fault - is that I just got my city's water report in the mail today and discovered the "Highest Level Detected" of "Chloramines (as Chlorine)" was 2.6 ppm. So now it looks like I should have bought the chloramine unit instead. I think I can convert this unit though by buying substitute cartridges for about $40.
I have 2 clowns, a coral beauty, a flameback, 4 blue/red-leg hermit crabs, and 2 snails (Trochus I think) that have all lived for a few months so maybe the chloramines are somehow being filtered out by this unit, my livestock is particularly hardy, or I'm just lucky. Maybe the water report was a lie. I may convert my unit anyways just to be sure.
Great Product By Keith on 6/29/2012
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
I looked at buying a ro/di unit for awhile and BRS has the best deal of them all. It came complete and ready to use. No extra fittings to buy and the several different options to hook it up. These guys are great
Excellent! By M on 6/29/2012
M would recommend this product to a friend
The unit arrived very well packed and completely assembled. The only thing that needed to be installed was the R/O tubing which literally snapped into place and the mounting of the unit itself to the wall, which is optional. I ordered an additional 30' of 1/4 R/O tubing so I could run the DI output directly from the laundry room where it's mounted to my ATO resevoir. I have been buying distilled water for top-off, so this unit will pay for itself in a matter of a few months and the filters and membrane won't need to be replaced for likely a couple of years since I'm only using the unit for top-off. It's also rather nice not having to lug 10 gallons of distilled water in the house every week pouring them in the ATO one by one trying not to spill...great product, great price, great quality.
Easy to use By KC3 on 6/24/2012
KC3 would recommend this product to a friend
Even for a "non-plummer", this system is extremely easy to use and produces perfect RO/DI water. Save yourself the hassle of running to the store for water, buy this unit. With all the included connections, its easy to find one that will work in your home. It is worth buying the accessory faucet connections... if you don't purchase it now, you may find you need it like I did!
Amazing By Michael on 6/20/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I'm not going to lie, I had no idea what RO/DI was when any of my LFS's kept telling me about it. After doing the research I knew it was something I wanted in my home.
100% WELL WORTH THE MONEY! When you factor in cost of gas (to and from the fish store), cost per gallon (depending on size of tank), and the fact that you go to the fish store every time you run the possibility of leaving with something you didn't intend to (quite common), you save yourself a FORTUNE.
Plus, to top everything off, I now use this for my drinking water, cooking water, etc. Definitely a well worth investment in my personal opinion.
Best on market for price By Micah on 6/20/2012
Micah would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great system. Very professional service, great packing and shipping, and great product. Very easy to set up, run for a hour to clear debris, and ready to roll. This cannot be beat at this price.