Updated after some issues By Kenneth on 8/9/2013
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
The system is superior to anything you can buy from HD or L***s and at a fair price this unit worked fine actually better than expected on day one but the Gauge started to leak from the threaded connector overnight and the Auto Shut Off stopped working the waste line kept dumping water, I fixed to Gauge with some Liquid Teflon tape, BRS is now sending me a new Auto Shutoff valve the process of getting the new valve was less than I expected from BRS but a new one is on the way! I still have to dock a star for the Gauge issue this was probably a rare incidence but it was still seeping and I had to repair it. anyway thanks BRS for taking care of the valve issue hope buy everything I need from you as my system grows.
Flawless on Day One! Day 2 I had to adjust/tighten Gauge and Auto Shut off Malfunctioned By Kenneth on 8/9/2013
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
Day one was a quick install no leaks I flushed it for 2 hours made 4-5 gal of water that I dumped, then made my first 10 Gallons of water to do a water change they are mixing right now with 2 power heads! day 2 I check the RO unit for leaks and any issues and found the oil filled gauge was seeping at the connection there was a rust color stain onto of the RO bracket the ran onto my floor over night I had to shut the system down remove the gauge and use Liquid Teflon tape and Teflon tape to stop the seepage! why it was red I don't know I have a new whole house 5 micron sediment filter that removes rust, then I noticed the black drain line was dumping water when no RO was being made I spent 6 hours trying to figure out what was causing it the only thing that stopped it was removing the RO filter from the bracket and then hearing a click that stopped to waste water! tapping on the auto shutoff did nothing this kept happening every time I put the RO back in it's bracket and had to pull it out of it's bracket to stop the flow, the only thing that makes sense is the shut off gets rotated when lifting the Ro chamber, I checked all the lines for kinks and found nothing! after hours of picking my brain as to what changed since day one I put the RO back in it's bracket very very slowly and so far so good! I called BRS and told them about this but I was told to put a the ball valve at the output and shut it off when the waste water wont shut off and see if it corrects the issue, I have a valve there and several inline at various locations how much water do I have to waste to get a new auto shut off??? I would have giving this 5 stars based on day one but the leaking gauge and the bad auto shutoff and BRS telling me to wait and pay for god only knows how much water just going down the drain Yes I pay for water and it also affects my sewage bill, Thanks BRS Support this is not supposed to happen I have been in plumbing for 20+ years PEX is new to me but the basics are the same.
High Quality System By Darrell on 6/9/2013
Darrell would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this system to replace another system which I had purchased elsewhere. This 'other' system was cheaply built, with poor quality fittings, filters, etc... In other words, JUNK. I threw away my money on that one.
The BRS system, on the other hand, is very high quality. Well built, with top notch parts, filters, gauges, and so on, and at a fair price.
It arrived in only two days and was easy to install, and thanks to the US made push-connect fittings, has no leaks. It is a well thought out system, with refillable cartridges and a filter monitor, which will save me money in the long term. It does it's job efficiently and effectively.
I made the mistake of buying my 'other' system based on price, thinking it was a good deal. It wasn't. So pay a little more now for a really high quality system. It will save you money down the road.
I highly recommend this BRS system and will buy more from BRS in the future.
Making water By iiiiiiiiceman on 5/11/2013
iiiiiiiiceman would recommend this product to a friend
First one, It is something i will need a little time before i go all out and say much more. But i did fine out at first i needed to spend a lot of time removing air out of the anion resin. it would be help full if they had some type of air release valve rather then opening up the container every time.
Great product By Kenneth on 5/6/2013
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this 7 months ago and hooked it to my sump with a float and it has not missed a beat. It keeps my water level where it is supposed to be with 0 TDS water. Also installed a "T" fitting to allow me to fill bottles for my nano tanks at work. This RO unit is definitely worth the money.
Solid system By Randy on 4/23/2013
Randy would recommend this product to a friend
I did a bit of research (forums, youtube, etc...) on what to look for in a RO/DI system and made a list of component and manufacturers. As I've stayed really pretty loyal to BRS I was happy to see they had a system. I was even happier when I read the reviews. I was EVEN happier when I got it and set it up in a matter of minutes. Just let it run off for a while and everything read great! Maybe wish I went with a 150GPD, but only because I'm impatiently setting up a 180g! Ha!
Rock Solid RO System By Brian on 2/16/2013
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Very happy with this system, comes with everything needed for just about any application. The float switch will be great when I add a poly storage tank, glad to see that was included. I've only had the unit a few months, but has worked flawlessly. Other than the filter monitor Velcro falling off (which i knew it would from others reviews and it did the first or second day) I don't think I could have bought a nicer system for twice the money. Super happy, thanks BRS
Easy to setup, convenient RO/DI water on demand By JPRO on 2/16/2013
JPRO would recommend this product to a friend
New to saltwater my LFS recommended BRS. The BRS 6 stage unit as provided all the 0 TDS water needed to start and maintain my tank. Mounted, plumbed and created water within 60 minutes of arrival. The non-leaking quick connects, easy change filters make this system a winner.
Better than one though! By Paul on 1/30/2013
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
I'm writing this review because I was a big skeptic and felt this was just cheap, cheap rodi for reefers on a budget. Well my high end over priced rodi needed complete filter replacing but lucky a close friend was breaking his tank down and offered me this 6 stage. I was a little skeptic but more of a critic....well I did the research and i did the test against 3 other units.
The first sediment is a purtex 5 micron? What! I was accustomed to .5 micron but soon learned the purtex will filter up to .6 which means it will clog later and the longevity is higher. The larger particles get filtered earlier and in the end the water has to pass through .6 micron so that's a win and its a lot cheaper. Then the carbon which is 2 and 3 chamber and of course it's laid out just as good if not better than others. The Dual Di is just that DI so no need to add to that but the membrane is filmtec and has a 99%@ 65psi rejection rate....what! I was hoping for a little better than 96% but this is a big plus. The other company charges more for membranes for so called test but we know 75gph membranes are known for its ejection rates. As a matter of fact they removed their 75gph membrane and listed it sold out for years since I checked. All they are doing is selling them as 90gpd and charging 10% more for tested...chances are if u buy a 75gpd membrane it will have a high rejection rate, it's cheaper on here btw. Everything on this unit is top notch, yeah we all heard it before but this is the real deal.
I don't know how I feel about the filter monitor and isn't user friendly. To reset the unit is easy but I guess that's all it really does do? It's like a timer and reads the amount of water that passes and after a certain gph it will tell u to replace which filter. Time will tell but I'm accustomed to the age old gauge but this has both and a high end oil filled gauge. The in line tds with self shut off is pretty sweet, I have used the older models and this new one is just as good but more visually pleasing to the eye with lager display. I'm very happy with this unit and would of saved a ton have I read more detailed reviews on specs so the reason for this. All in all this is the most affordable rodi with highest value on the market. Yes, I checked everyone but given their reputation and value no way I would even consider a diff brand. They don't try to rip and make a reasonable profit. I have no problems with to continually support a company as such.
*********Fyi when originally getting this unit I was ready to write a negative review but after personal use and comparing with two other brands. Brs, why did I doubt you.
Fantastic Product and Value By Al on 1/28/2013
Al would recommend this product to a friend
Dual DI is the way to go. I have an extra resin container and keep it ready to go. When the TDS climbs from zero, you remove the inlet side DI, swap the outlet Side DI to the inlet side, and replace th outlet side with the fresh one. This rotation works very well.
quality unit By pappy on 1/3/2013
pappy would recommend this product to a friend
I've had my unit for a year now and have had zero issues. My filters lasted just over a year or ~3500 gallons. This system fills up a 5 gallon bucket in about 2 hours. I've been very happy, 0 tds every time. When I called buck reef supply for replacement filters they were very helpful. I'm a very happy customer.
Great Product By Robert on 11/28/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Never had a problem with BRS products. This RO/DI system does it all. It comes ready to go plug and play. Filters last a long time.