Quality Control could use a review by management. By Oscar on 7/24/12
Oscar would recommend this product to a friend
The system is very quick easy to install since it comes pre-assembled. But the membrane housing had a major leak at the thread which sprayed water all over my kitchen floor. Good thing I know a thing or two when it comes to DIY. The housing was a PITA to open so I wrapped the lid with rubber bands and a leather belt wound over it. I stepped on the end of the belt and used both hands to turn the housing. It was late at night so I couldn't buy strap wrenches from the hardware store. It turns out that the lid o-ring was displaced and got mangled on the threads. I swapped the lid o-ring with the housing o-ring and applied generous amounts of silicone grease. After putting everything back together it was finally leak free. Overall, this unit is probably the most customizable system on the market. The price is good as well as overall value.
Excellent Value Works Perfect. By James on 7/19/12
James would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is a stand alone set-up works very well it is everything that one would need in order to have that precious RO/DI water dispensed at home no more LFS or grocery store runsfor your reef set-up.
The TDS meter makes you assured that you have what you need being dispensed no Guess Work.
All the hookups included in the kit(which) evryone charges EXTRA for or included in the kit pricing make installation a breeze I had a y connector that I attached to the laundry faucet . Everything is installed in the laundry area ,It looks very neat and professional.
I purchased the 150GPD accessory kit with the house pressure being 75PSI the unit dispensed 5 gallons od RO/DI water in 53minutes with 0 TDS oh Yeah could not be happier.
James L. Rimrock Az.
Excellent By Moss on 7/18/12
Moss would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to setup. Quality construction at an excellent price.
Great product and price By scott on 7/14/12
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 7/7/12
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 7/5/12
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 7/4/12
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 7/4/12
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 7/2/12
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 7/1/12
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 6/29/12
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 6/29/12
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 6/24/12
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 6/20/12
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 6/20/12
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.
good ro unit By Derrick on 6/20/12
Derrick would recommend this product to a friend
well built ro unit, everything was assembled and ready to go, a must have for a successful reefer!
Great Deal! By Bryan on 6/16/12
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
Worth the investment! The only thing I didn't like was the fact that it came with a ASOV but no float valve.... BRS why you do this to me?
Great deal! By Bryan on 6/16/12
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
nice product to invest in! The only one thing I didnt like was the fact that it came with a ASOV but not a float valve. BRS why you do this to me...
A Must Buy! By Justin on 6/10/12
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
Great value for a great product. Install was easy and even if you aren't Do It Yourself Bulk Reef Supply has how to videos and articles on how to install and run your RO/DI so if you want a good deal on a RO/DI system this is a must for all aquarium hobbyists.
Excellent RO/DI By Manny on 6/6/12
Manny would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this system because of its many features that come included that I didn't have to add later, like the TDS meter, PSI gauge, etc. It is easy to use and it being my first one, I was looking for simplicity.
It comes with all the hookups you could want for the outdoor hose, under the sink, etc. I would highly recommend this to everyone.
Not lugging 5 gal jugs anymore By Rudy on 6/6/12
Rudy would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered this RO/DI system and I'm very pleased with the results. It was very easy to set up. I also ordered the extra filter for removing any extra taste since we are also using it for drinking water. Easy installation if you watch the BRS video. Water tastes great an I'm making plenty of tank water and use a 55 gal drum for storage. No more buying water (fresh or salt) from the LFS. Price was great too.
Great buy By mdvgator on 6/4/12
mdvgator would recommend this product to a friend
I just bought this unit after years of going to the LFS and buying water from them. Although it's easier to just by saltwater then mixing it, this is much more convenient as I don't have to drive to get it.
The unit was very easy to set up and it comes with every attachment you would ever need. Having the TDS meter and the water pressure gauge is even better. I will be buying the upgrade to 150g/day so I don't have as much waste water. I would recommend this highly.
Great Product By Kate on 6/1/12
Kate would recommend this product to a friend
Very well made product with easy to follow instructions
very good product By Joshua on 6/1/12
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to understand instructions. Easy install. Reliable product. I'd definitely recommend the "plus" system over the standard. The pressure gauge, TDS meter, and flush valve are worth the extra $$ up front. I have a smaller reef system 29 gallon--have had this system for almost a year and haven't had to change any filters yet--still measuring 0 TDS. I make about 6-7 gallons a week. I agree with other reviewers that the only downside is the waste water. In the summer I use it for gardening--goes down the drain in the winter.
Buy one really good!!! By Mike on 5/31/12
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
really good for the $ and damn it works so good 0 TDI!!!
Good Performance for a good price By Bill on 5/29/12
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
The system was easy to install. It didn't work very well for me at first but iti wasn't the systems fault, I have well water and the water pressure wasn't high enough so I had to purchase a booster pump. Now it works like a champ!
Great Shipping By Terry on 5/25/12
Terry would recommend this product to a friend
After researching reef setups, the water quality is the main component in having a successful tank. So I bought the best RODI that I could find and this is it!!!
Great product, couldn't be happier! By Mark on 5/24/12
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Was referred to this on ReefCentral.com when I first got back into the hobby a few months ago. I couldn't be happier with this product. It is so easy to use and setup and not a bank buster eithe"plus" system comes with everything you need to hook up to just about any normal source of water a house or apartment has. Only took a few minutes to setup and is so stress free. I recommend this on Reef Central whenever someone asks about a RO/DI system. Love that it will eventually pay for itself because of no buying water conditioner and saves the hassle of dealing with a lot of different algae problems.
Perfect ! By Shawn on 5/22/12
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
From packaging to delivery to quality of product you guys are on top. I am very impressed with the quality of the Plus system I bought and the ease of installation. Instructions were thorough. Thanks brs, shawn
Quick install - great product By Taps88 on 5/17/12
Taps88 would recommend this product to a friend
Using this system to make water for my 75g Reef setup. Installation was very straightforward (I did order the extra faucet adapter and glad I did) they give you almost every conceivable hookup with this kit but, I need the special one. No worries, it was only another few dollars. I installed using the video online and it's just as easy as they make it look.
I would highly recommend this unit to anyone getting an RO/DI system.
Shipped quickly and packaged carefully, like it was going to the moon!!
Excellent Job BRS!!!
Simple Instilation By James on 5/15/12
James would recommend this product to a friend
very easy to install, came with all the parts i needed to install and make operational, within 20 min i was ready to start filling my tank.
My issue is that its slow, and the out bound (aka clean water hose) hose was extreamly short, so i switched some hoses around for more length and convenence.
great value By Justin on 5/15/12
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
great value for price. unit works as advertised. 11 tds coming into di canister, 0 going out.
recommend you get the float valve though
Really impressed By Bob on 5/15/12
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
Great product and customer service. All the parts included to do the job right. Easy installation and clear instructions.
Best Value By Vincent on 5/11/12
Vincent would recommend this product to a friend
This unit is the best value for the money I've found. I originally bought a Mighty Mite because of its low price, but I realized how much more complete and well put together this unit is and sold the other off. BRS also includes much better instructions, which were highly lacking from the other company. Love the unit. BRS has been quality with everything so far.
Solid! By Rick on 5/9/12
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
Awesome unit for the price. Quality is top notch-I mean top notch! Attention to detail was superb, all the way down to how it was packed for shipping. I have looked and you will not find a better value/quality at this price. Thanks BRS-keep up the great work that separates you from the rest of the crowd!
Glad I bought this By Geoffrey on 5/8/12
Geoffrey would recommend this product to a friend
I had issues with cynobacteria before buying this filter. No problems after using filter. Did the job.
Awesome RO/DI System By Joseph on 4/27/12
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
I have been researching on what kind of RO/DI system to get and I found this site, that offer lots of extra stuff for just buying the system, and it's easy to install with their video.
saving me a lot By Chance on 4/26/12
Chance would recommend this product to a friend
was little worried about making my own water but boy have it saved me a lot of cash to reinvest in my reef at this point i have a running savings sence i got this and im in the hundreds of dollars thus far
should have bought this years ago By Clint on 4/22/12
Clint would recommend this product to a friend
I lugged 5 gallon buckets of both ro and saltwater from lfs for over 2 years before buying this unit and making my own water. Not only does this unit make my life much easier but I feel like the water it produces is much better than I was getting at my lfs. My tank began to look better after a few water changes. Thank you BRS for a solid product.
6 Months of Use - Doing GREAT! By Mohammad on 4/20/12
Mohammad would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using it the 5 stage RODI unit just over 6 months and I think it is built like a tank. Great PRICE! It was EASY to setup. The connectors have not failed me. It have it connected to a "Float Valve for Reverse Osmosis Systems". The system has been working like a charm. The next step for me is to add a "150 GPD Water Saving Upgrade Kit" to this kit. FYI: I live on well water and have my PSI ranges set to 40 to 60.
good deal By leonel on 4/19/12
leonel would recommend this product to a friend
its my first ro/di filtration system and i love it. its well made and comes with lots of extras
Great Bang 4 Your Buck By Chris on 4/17/12
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this system for my reef tank and have been very happy with it. It has great build quality and truly is the bast bang for your buck out there. instructions were easy to follow and comes with various fittings.It was also packaged very well.
Very Good Product By Woodchuck12 on 4/13/12
Woodchuck12 would recommend this product to a friend
Very well made and performs great!
Easy to install, should save money in the long run By David on 4/12/12
David would recommend this product to a friend
Just installed my system, took about 20 mins. Very easy to do. My only issue is the water waste. Wish i could use it somehow.
Outstanding Product By Edwin on 4/11/12
Edwin would recommend this product to a friend
This system is amazingly easy to you, not to mention the quality of the product is superb. I have friends with RODI systems that can compare. This unit top of the line.
Great unit and great value! By Stephanie on 4/11/12
Stephanie would recommend this product to a friend
It took longer to pull out of the box and unwrap then it took to install this unit! Directions were simple and the unit was up and running in mere minutes. I've made 280 gallons of fresh RODI water so far, still reads 0 TDS on the unit and a separate TDS meter I had. Very impressive value!
Great RODI solution By Josh on 4/10/12
Josh would recommend this product to a friend
Pressure gauge, flush kit and TDS meter makes the system complete out of box.
DI resin seems to be changing color quickly but is still at 0 TDS. Will keep an extra set of replacements so I have everything on hand when it is finally needed.
Great Value By lumber leroy on 4/9/12
lumber leroy would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great value for the price. BRS has included many extras with the unit such as shut off valve, TDS meter, and every possible water connection that you have. The instructional videos are helpful and more complete than any other retailer. Can't go wrong with this purchase