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.
good ro unit By Derrick on 6/20/2012
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 6/16/2012
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 6/16/2012
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 6/10/2012
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 6/6/2012
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 6/6/2012
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 6/4/2012
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 6/1/2012
Kate would recommend this product to a friend
Very well made product with easy to follow instructions
very good product By Joshua on 6/1/2012
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 5/31/2012
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 5/29/2012
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 5/25/2012
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 5/23/2012
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.