Awesome By Anthony on 10/5/12
Anthony would recommend this product to a friend
Someone told me once that if you keep the best water you will succeed in this hobby and this unit helps you do just that.
Still Working By Flyrodder25 on 10/4/12
Flyrodder25 would recommend this product to a friend
I am still making good volume water and I like the plus options for keeping track of the TDS. Get you one of these and happy reefing will be yours
Great Product By Bao Truong on 9/30/12
Bao Truong would recommend this product to a friend
This unit was extremely easy to set up and all the potential fittings were there. I first hooked it up to the outdoor line with the proper adapter and after my tank was up and going, I tapped the main copper line. It was nice not to make trips to the hardware store to get the different needed fittings! Water goes in at 2 TDS into the DI and leaves 0. The dual TDS meter and pressure gauge are very helpful.
nice clean water By irene on 9/26/12
irene would recommend this product to a friend
nice and easy to set up
Outstanding Product! By Eric S on 9/24/12
Eric S would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this system for about a week now and I love it. Like someone said before, it only took 10 minutes to set up and I was making water. The pressure valve and TDS meter are priceless for piece of mind. It is sturdy and a better valve than other more expensive brands. I would recommend this to anyone.
Side note: the people at BRS are excellent and helpful.
Great System, Great Price By Justin on 9/23/12
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this system now for about 7 months and it is great. It seems to be of high quality so far, and the filters are still going strong.
Very Good System By John on 9/21/12
John would recommend this product to a friend
The system was packaged well with out any damage. Easy instructions, and and over all easy install. I would suggest having the mounting bracket holes slightly higher. This would allow you to use place the unit on the wall with one hand and drill your screws thru the wall with the other. I had to measure the space between the holes and guestimate where to drill. If there was a better way, I could not find it on any instructional video. But that issue was minor.
Great system at a great price! By Jeff on 9/20/12
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
This system is by the best out there at the best price out there. You will not be disappointed. Easy to set up and they give you many options to hook up to your water supply...all included! You won't find a better deal out there guaranteed!
Great RO/DI Unit By Michael on 9/18/12
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
A must for any saltwater system. The air pressure gauge and TDS meter are very helpful. This unit comes with a variety of adapters that will allow you to hook it up many different ways. Save yourself a lot of headaches and avoid using tap water at all costs. If you have an aquarium, you need an RO/DI system and this is a great one to get.
high quality ro unit By tincup on 9/10/12
tincup would recommend this product to a friend
Best ro unit on the market, i highly recommend this unit.
Great System By Jeffrey on 9/6/12
Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
This is an awesome RO/DI system. When it arrived it was well packaged with all the parts that in tact. Installing it was easy the only difficult part was getting the thread adapter for my faucet. *Note* by a steel adapter not a plastic one and use silicon grease fot attach the system to the faucet. Other than that I was making water in no time at all. Beats running back and fourth to my LFS to get water for my tanks. The color changing resin and TDS meter keep my mind off worrying about my water quality and more focused on other important issues. Like what I would like to add next to my tank.
Excellent By Vincent on 9/1/12
Vincent would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this for about one year now, and it has paid for itself several times over. This is the single most important thing I have bought for my tanks, and this model works so easily. Plug and play, makes zero TDS water every time.
Excellent value By Mike on 8/30/12
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Works perfect. Having the TDS meter and pressure gauge are invaluable. I changed my filters after 12 months of use just because I felt like I should. I hadn't noticed any drop in TDS quality and I go through A LOT of water.
Easy install, Great Product By Steven on 8/30/12
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
Have to say this was one of the easiest things to install. The kit came with just about everything needed to be running in minutes. All I needed extra was a larger self tapping saddle valve, since the one included was for smaller pipe.
Highly Recommend By nicholas on 8/29/12
nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
very easy to setup and gives perfect water output.
perfect for our location By Ken on 8/27/12
Ken would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to install works as stated and the video help to make the insatllation easy thanks BRS!
Review after 15 months. By Michael on 8/18/12
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
First of all, great product, great price, easy setup. 5 stage plus has everything you need. Learned the hard way: Don't wait for a pressure drop or for your sediment filter to turn brown. Buy a couple of extra sediment filters (just 2.99) and change it as soon as it changes color. This will extend the life of your other filters dramatically. I feel this is a must have product and recommend it to everyone.
Excellent Unit By mike on 8/17/12
mike would recommend this product to a friend
Highly recommend this unit. A must for any SW tank. Easy setup, easy maintenance.
Looks Complex -- Easy Setup By Joshua on 8/15/12
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
When you have this system on the table getting ready to setup it looks like its going to be complicated to setup. This is a very simple easy setup. Plug 1 line in the DI filter, plug 1 line in the water source, plug 1 line down a drain and go! It literally takes less than 5 min to setup and get going. I've used both the garden hose adapter and facet adapter (both included) and both worked great.
Excellent By Jerry on 8/13/12
Jerry would recommend this product to a friend
Everything it was said to be. Easy to set up and maintain
user friendly! By Erin on 8/10/12
Erin would recommend this product to a friend
I got this system up and running in 2 minutes. The instructions were helpful for set up and it helped that I watched BRS TV to see before I purchased and felt confident in the quality of the product.
Best built system ever By Nevin on 8/10/12
Nevin would recommend this product to a friend
The plastic that holds the filters on the main sediment area are so thick that people have thought they were glass. This had almost everything for us to install. Thanks so much BRS. PS if you buy this grab a couple of ball valves and some extra hose. If you are a serious reefer you will find this handy. Only con is there is a LOT of waste water. 1/4 waste water/clean water ratio.
excellent! By Sergio on 8/9/12
Sergio would recommend this product to a friend
great value, well manifactured and everything you need for a mid size aquarium. very easy to intall specially after watching the BRS video. Love having quality control of the water I utilize for my tank.
Very Happy By lynn on 8/7/12
lynn would recommend this product to a friend
I am taking the leap into my first SW tank and after doing some research and reading the forums about BRS and their units I ordered this one. I am so happy with it! everything came installed. All I had to do was hook up the hoses. It is very efficient and easily hooks up to your tap with the included attachment. Thanks so much guys!
Excelent product great value By Tony on 8/7/12
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
I picked this up on a group buy session and I am glad I did. This makes it so easy to maintain proper topoff level. I was also pleasantly suprised how easy it was to setup. If you can change a faucet in your home you should be more than qualified to install this unit. Great Performance + Great price = Excelent Value...
Great unit with an awesome value! By Vincenzo on 8/3/12
Vincenzo would recommend this product to a friend
I didn't realize the value of this unit until I attached a float valve to the container I was running my RO/DI water into. Built in auto-shot off works beautifully. TDS meter ensures the quality of my water and the attached pressure gauge is very useful. The set up was a breeze, probably one of the easiest parts of getting started with the hobby. At first, I thought 75 GPD was slow due to the time it took to fill my 125 gallon. But now that the tank is established, and my float valve attached, I have more than enough water for water changes and my auto top-off. A MUST BUY!
Best RO/DI System By David on 8/3/12
David would recommend this product to a friend
Just got the 75GPD 5 Stage Plus System yesterday. It took about 15 minutes to set up. Ran for an hour to to clean out, then put it took work. No leaks and it ran perfectly. Checked DI meter during run time and the output water was 000. Input was 010. I highly recommend this system if you are looking for a RO/DI system that does it all at a good price. PS - Don't do as I did and forget to order a float valve since it has a built in cut off valve.
Best RODI unit By Big Country on 8/2/12
Big Country would recommend this product to a friend
Started my reef tank with this rodi unit. Its awesome would not get any other brand!
saves money By joseph on 7/30/12
joseph would recommend this product to a friend
One of the best investments i have made... it is much better to make your own rodi water rather than carrying it from your lfs
Easy upgrade By David on 7/29/12
David would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to install. Works like a charm.
Too much waste water By Robert on 7/28/12
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
This system works, giving me clean water , great additional accessories that allow you to hook it up almost anywhere. My biggest dislike of this system is the waste water. I do not think this system is saving me money or water, as a matter of fact I may be spending more on water than I was when I was going to the LFS.
I did go back to purchase the 150 gpd add on, to save on water and cash, but the price went from 54.99 to 74.99 overnight! I do suggest finding something that cuts down on the waste water. I am not sure if I will keep this system.
A must have By reginald on 7/26/12
reginald would recommend this product to a friend
Discovered this product at a fellow reefer down the street from me. After 2mns of seeing it work, and being able to feel how study and the construction of it, I went straight home and ordered it. Packaging was perfect, delivery was faster then expected. A definite "must have" for anyone thinking of seriously engaging this hobby.
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!