Awesome Product! By Jack on 4/18/2013
Jack would recommend this product to a friend
All I can say is, it's a great buy! I was tired of having to drive to my LFS to get water then carry the water into the house, etc. But, the knowledge of my city water having ~1-4 ppm of chloramines in it has prevented me from getting a unit for a while. The guys at BRS explained that this unit would be perfect. It took about 2 mins to setup! After the initial system flush, I was making water. I will admit though, I was a little hesitant to use the water because of the chance of some chloramines getting through. So, I tested it in the water quality lab at my State's Aquarium (I volunteer there) using a new HACH spectrophotometer. Here's are the results, but keep in mind, this is a brand new unit:
Regular Tap Water
Free Chlorine: 0.87 mg/L
Total Chlorine: 2.72 mg/L
Ammonia: 0.863 ppm
10 min. Flush Water
Free Chlorine: 0.01 mg/L
Total Chlorine: 0.00 mg/L
Ammonia: 0.825 ppm
Final RO/DI Product Water
Free Chlorine: 0.00 mg/L
Total Chlorine: 0.00 mg/L
Ammonia: 0.00 ppm
95% flawless By Travis on 4/15/2013
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
Amazing system. I'm already looking to add the pressurized drinking water addon. Only issue I had was the unit as shipped leaked where the auto-shutoff was connected. After playing around with it, I noticed that their hose wasn't cut 100% smooth and straight, but had a little notch of plastic still attached. Recut with a razor blade. Problem solved. It also illustrated how careful the hose ends need to be cut to prevent leaking.
Ro/di plus system By Shellback on 3/17/2013
Shellback would recommend this product to a friend
Thanks for my order BRS, I just hooked up my system and it works great the tds are zero.
EASY SETUP! By JOHN on 2/17/2013
JOHN would recommend this product to a friend
This came nearly ready to go from BRS. The kit includes every possible water source connection you could ask for. This is my first ro/di unit so everything was completely new to me. Included instructions leave a little to be desired, but fortunately BRS has a great video online. I chose the saddle valve for a water connection, but unfortunately the valve included did not fit my pipe (3/4") so I had to purchase one from HD. So far, it's producing 0 TDS water with a respectable amount of waste water. What more could you ask for? Another fantastic product from BRS. I also like that the filter elements are easy to find and so affordable. Thanks BRS!
Quality Systyem By ScubaJ on 1/9/2013
ScubaJ would recommend this product to a friend
The unity clearly has a very high build quality. I had an issue with a missing part on the order and BRS took care of the situation very promptly. Will continue to order from them in the future!
Awesome! By Calvin on 1/8/2013
Calvin would recommend this product to a friend
purchased this product because i figured it should pay itself off within a few months. i found myself going to a LFS to pickup RO at least twice a week and that got old pretty quick. Everything you need to mount and get some 0 TDS water comes in this package! thank you BRS!
Awesome! By Calvin on 1/8/2013
Calvin would recommend this product to a friend
Recently started a brand new 130g (not including sump) tank and i found myself going to a LFS for 10 gallons of RO every few days. I figured I would save myself the trip and install one of these here at my office. It should pay itself off in a few months so im glad! Got it on sale too because it was on their deal of the day! Everything you need comes in this package to plumb the system! thank you BRS!
Works great--0 TDS By Andrew on 9/13/2012
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
This thing works as advertised. I have almost exactly 40 PSI at the faucet, and it cranks out 75 gpd of water that has 2 ppm TDS going into the DI resin and 0 ppm TDS coming out of the DI resin. Works great in my tank.
Great RO/DI unit By Jeremy on 8/14/2012
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
I love this RO/DI, it comes with eerything that you will ever need. My water preasure is 60 psi from the tap without any kind of boosters os i get more than the 75 gallons a day that it is rated which is a nice little bonus.
This unit rocks! By Michael on 7/28/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this ro/di unit after hauling water around town for almost a year. The money spent on this unit has paid for itself in 2 months. Make sure to get the adjustable float valve or the automatic water sensor shut off kit. Water comes out zero TDS after the DI resins. Our city water has chloromines in it and comes out of the faucet 150 grains hard on TDS meter. I searched around and looked at many other units and this was the way to go. Highly recommended.
Great Product for bad city water By Joshua on 7/24/2012
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
Living in the large metropolitan city of Houston, our city water was chalk-full of TDS, as well as lead, copper, arsenic, flouride, etc. The unit was quickly producing pure water after an hour of initial flushing.
I moved to Oxford, MS shortly thereafter where they only use chlorine to treat the local water supply, and we also have nearly 90 psi of water pressure here, compared to Houston's 55 psi. My only recommendation is to pick up a booster pump to get as close to 90 psi as possible. Waste water is cut down significantly, and pure water is produced much, much faster! I plan on picking one up when I eventually return to Houston.
Excellent Product By Jeff on 6/5/2012
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
I shopped around quite a bit before finally choosing this. Glad I did and I'm extremely happy with my choice. Easy installation which was a huge positve since my plumbing skills are next to none.
Huge time saver By David on 5/28/2012
David would recommend this product to a friend
Many RO/DI systems exist out there and all probably function about the same with minor differences. The reason I chose this unit is because it is well supported by brs, it's designed for reef setups, and getting new filters is super simple. Would recommend.
Awesome Buy By moore1811 on 5/11/2012
moore1811 would recommend this product to a friend
First off, I'd like to say that I'll now be coming to BRS for all my saltwater needs. I ordered the product Wednesday and received everything well packaged that Friday, I can't say the same about Marine Depot. Install was a snap, an elbow needed tightening, which cured the tiny leak. I rinsed the RO and DI systems thoroughly and pre-DI I had a reading of ~3 and post DI I had 0 TDS across the board. In review I couldn't be happier and I suggest this system and supplier to all!
Highly recommended, good quality. By Gerardo on 4/29/2012
Gerardo would recommend this product to a friend
Well put together, quality fittings and easy clear instructions. Absolutaly the best RO/DI unit out there. Great value and I would recommend to my saltwater friends. Love it.
Sweet! By Grant on 3/26/2012
Grant would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great piece for ANYONE, with or without an aquarium! I'm filling up a jug for drinking water as I write this.
There are three things to keep in mind:
One: ALWAYS SET A TIMER!! You don't want to flood anything!
Two: Flush your RO membrane a minute or two before and after each use.
Three: Add a float valve to your order so you're not "up a creek" if you forget the timer! (Mine is in the mail as we speak)
Make that four things.
Four: Check with your local water authority to see if you have chloramines first. I did. I'm glad I called.
Now, order away. You'll save a LOT of money.
Awasome By Jeromy on 3/17/2012
Jeromy would recommend this product to a friend
BRS had the unit all setup. I connected the unit to the hose style connection. It took 10 min to put the unit onto the wall and to the hose bid. I love this Unit, Thank you BRS
DON'T WAIT... GET ONE ! By Darrin on 3/8/2012
Darrin would recommend this product to a friend
After purchasing my 75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage Chloramines Plus System, I could not be happier... I was able to stop relying on obtaining water from outside sources and with the great product that BRS stands behind, great customer service and education, I couldn't be more satisfied and knowing the filter replacement media is affordable. Thanks BRS !!!
Great product, great price By Luke on 2/12/2012
Luke would recommend this product to a friend
I received this unit back in November for my birthday and have loved it. It works well, taking my 330 tds down to under 30 for the DI and 0 after. My only thought is that I have it on a constant auto top off system directly to my tank, so it eats the DI very quickly since the membrane has quite a bit of time to equalize between times it turns on. It wouldn't be a problem if I filled a bucket and used a top off pump. Fortunately, BRS has cheap DI resin, so I can get some more. Wonderful experience and a beautiful product.
Great Product! By ange062 on 1/19/2012
ange062 would recommend this product to a friend
Houston is notorious for having awful TDS from the tap (~300) as well as using chloramines for water treatment. This BRS system was not only the best value but also offered the best features and filtration available. The RO unit takes the water from 300TDS tap to 10TDS output. The DI resin then drops it to 0TDS as expected, and all at a nice flow rate even with the low water pressure I have in my house.
All the features and included goodies are also great. I like the RO membrane flush system, the carbon block bypass for flushing new carbon, and all of the included hookup options are great.
I've been using this for both of my reef tanks as well as drinking water and have at least several hundred gallons through it now with not a single complaint.
awesome! By Marcos on 1/8/2012
Marcos would recommend this product to a friend
great purchase, easy to use and setup, clear instructions, no problems. love it!
great product ayoer easy install By michael on 12/27/2011
michael would recommend this product to a friend
picked up this unit due to being in san Diego and you need to deal with chlorimine when doing ro/Di. received the unit and it was so easy that spent more time deciding where to place it then the time it took to set it up. and 20 minutes after starting ti set it up had water flowing. doing the clean out and 15 minutes after that was making great 0 tds water
Great product but double check everything! By hman on 12/13/2011
hman would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this unit because we were doing a bunch of home remodeling and it was a great excuse to pick up an RO/DI unit for the kitchen. Installation is a snap, even though I'm FAR from plumber, and the unit works really well.
A few things I didn't like though:
1) The Dual TDS meter cables are a little on the short side, making mounting of the meter a little tough if you have to get creative under a tight sink space.
2) Included plastic fittings were a little sketchy if you wanted to do any type of permanent installation, and I just don't like the "vampire" saddle clamp.
Solution: Buy the John Guest fittings.
3) Double check EVERYTHING for leaks. Found a leak in the 1/4" tubing that was pre-run by BRS. A poor cut on the line connected to the flush valve ended up in a hard to find slow leak.
Solution: BRS includes a ton of extra tubing so replacing it wasn't much of a problem.
4) Double check your order. I'm sure it was just a mix up in my unit, but I ordered the Plus system and they ended up sending me the unit without the pressure gauge. Of course I realized it after plumbing and hanging the unit!
Solution: BRS Customer Support sent me out a new pressure gauge.
All in all I'm happy with the unit and happy with BRS, after doing my homework this unit is definitely the most feature rich for the best price.
Video instructins makes for easy install By Walter on 11/29/2011
Walter would recommend this product to a friend
Denver Water recommend treating for chlorimine so had to get this pricier RO/DI system. Getting 0 TDS water with this system as advertised. Added the drinking water add-on kit. Denver tap water tasted fine before but the RO drinking water is much better tasting..