Excellent Quality Product By Gordie - West Allis, WI on 2/24/14
Gordie - West Allis, WI would recommend this product to a friend
Very impressed with quality and workmanship. Would have definitely rated this a "5" but to begin with, the BRS 6 Stage Chloramine system that I wanted was out of stock, and the directions that came with my unit left much to be desired regarding valve position for initial flush after set up. Directions should be "step by step" with pictures and explanations for us "new bees" that are buying these systems for drinking water, not possessing extensive aquarium experience or a masters in hydrolic engineering. Telling someone to turn a valve on or off means nothing unless you know what on and off are. A diagram with each component clearly labeled would also be helpful. Instructional video on BRS website did not load so I had to go to YouTube to figure out what to do. This made my 5 minute install an hour and a half, as most videos told me everything except what I needed to know.
Last recommendation would be for BRS to look past the aquarium business and to become a little more user friendly to folks stuck on municipal water that just want an alternative to the standard under counter system. For instance, I live in a 2 bedroom apt. that has an unused half bath. This allowed me to keep everything wall mounted & out in the open (I have a 5 gal. Rubbermaid beverage cooler w/float valve for R/O collection). This will make monitoring, disinfecting and filter service a breeze.
Bottom line - After 3 weeks of research and a sales call from A rental service, BRS is definitely the way to go, both in cost and quality. Even though the filters are supposed to sit for a day, my unit was producing Monochloramine free water within 1 hour of initial flush.
Very well built By gpsreef on 2/7/14
gpsreef would recommend this product to a friend
Had to explain to my significant other that this wasn't a $500 dollar piece of equipment b/c it's build so solidly. Run's great and has produced nothing but 0 tds water. I do have a question what is the blue valve on top of the unit? I know the grey valve is for flushing out the carbon but the only thing I know about the blue valve on top is that when open I'm down around 20 psi and when I close it I'm getting a much nicer 40 psi.
well built By trent on 12/28/13
trent would recommend this product to a friend
this is a well built product and a must if you are serious about keeping a reef tank.
easy to use and the TDS meter is great for letting you know when to change out the media.
I have been using mine for six months and have had no problems.
Awsome Product By Zach on 12/19/13
Zach would recommend this product to a friend
Awesome high quality product. Great having own system at home and being able to control system after having issues with RO/DI water from petstore with extremely high nitrates that almost took out my tank. Awesome buy and would suggest to anyone so you can control you water quality being produced with proper filter changes. Have already recommended to multiple people.
Crabs love it By Jacob on 9/13/13
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
My reef crabs I have on a bit of live rock seem to be enjoying the new ro/di water immensely compared too the brita water I had to use before.
Awesome By Marcus on 8/7/13
Marcus would recommend this product to a friend
What can I say, another great product from BRS!!
Great purchase By Mike on 6/28/13
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I didn't know anything about these units so after some research I ordered. The first thing I noticed is the quality of the build. This unit is solid as a brick, no el-cheapo plastic. Within minutes I had this thing up a running by hooking it up to the garden hose on my back porch. Now I'm making ro/di as I hang out chatting on the porch. As I collect the waste I'm watering my outdoor potted plants..perfect!!
I will completely agree with some others here that the instructions are horrible. Don't let that scare you it's very, very simple to operate and monitor the quality of the water you are making...if you buy this product I promise you will be very happy with it.
Wonderful product and service By Chris on 6/28/13
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this system 4 days ago on Monday and it arrived yesterday. It took me all of 5-10 minutes to connect it up. I let it run according to the directions and last night I had a fresh 5gal container of RODI water just waiting to be mixed with salt. BRS has fantastic customer service (they actually alerted me on Facebook that this was on the DoD because I somewhat jokingly asked them to put it on sale a couple of weeks ago). :) They're fast and careful shipping and contain all the parts needed for 3 styles of connections.
I also credit them with getting me into Saltwater from fresh because I started watching to BRStv videos. These are great too.
Thanks guys and girls! You're my #1 place to shop online now!
best purches i have ever made By Jacob on 5/27/13
Jacob would recommend this product to a friend
this is a necessary item if you have a fish tank of any kind. after switching to RODI water my nitrates and phosphates all dropped and my fish all look like they are floating in midair, the water is so clear. i have also have had less fish and coral loss since switching to RODI water. over all this is the beast product i have added to my tank aside from the tank itself!!! amazing product!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Works great By Ad on 4/23/13
Ad would recommend this product to a friend
Works exactly as it should - puts out 0 TDS RO/DI water on demand.
Received mine with a cracked piece but BRS customer service was fantastic and had the part shipped out immediately.
Quality RO/DI System By Richard on 4/19/13
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this RO system for a few weeks now, so now I have it set up the way I want it, and it has been great. I use DI and filtered water probably differently than most people who have purchased BRS RO systems in the past. I have only a fresh water tropical fish tank, no reef tank. This system is so easy to configure it only took a few minutes to add a 3 way valve after the carbon filters, so I can get all the clean water I need for the fish tank, or drinking without using chemicals to neutralize the chloramines and other chemicals in my water. We don't like drinking DI or distilled water, so just clean filtered water is great for us. The DI water I use for indoor plant boxes, so now I don't have all the salts collecting in the soil and on the sides of the plant boxes, also use for room humidifier, so no more white powder collecting on the floor. Actually, anywhere distilled water is needed it is now easier to get and cheaper in the long run.
When I first started using the system I recorded the water pressure with the flush on and with the system making DI water with the flush off. Now I have a base line, so I can better tell if the sediment filter is getting full or the membrane is getting too old. May help in the future.
I noticed one reviewer who had leaks in his system, with over 30 tubing connections I wouldn't have been too upset if one leaked, but not one leak has been seen and I have used it for several hours. Tells me just how good the quality and the workmanship is on these systems. Keep up the good work BRS. I researched and compared every RO system I could find and this one may cost a little more than some others, but the quality of the components is the best.
Awesome Product! By Jack on 4/18/13
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 4/15/13
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 3/17/13
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 2/17/13
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 1/9/13
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 1/8/13
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 1/8/13
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 9/13/12
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 8/14/12
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 7/28/12
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 7/25/12
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 6/5/12
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 5/28/12
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 5/11/12
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 4/29/12
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 3/26/12
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 3/17/12
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 3/8/12
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 2/12/12
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 1/19/12
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 1/9/12
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 12/27/11
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 12/13/11
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 11/29/11
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..
great buy! By Danny on 9/17/11
Danny would recommend this product to a friend
I live in the Los Angeles area and had no idea what chloramines were until I did some research. I am glad I did because it turns out I needed one of these instead of the basic unit. This is very heavy duty, I attached it to the bottom of my stand. It came with everything I needed and am super happy with my purchase.
18 months use works like a champ By Christopher on 8/5/11
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
No problems and my So Cal water definitely has chloramines. One recommendation is that if you need this you likely have expensive water and should get the auto shut off kit when you get the RO system. Forget that the thing is one once or twice and you will spend more on water quickly.
Great Product! By nathan on 7/16/11
nathan would recommend this product to a friend
This product exceded my standards! I had a diatom and algae bloom and after using this product it cleared up within days!
Great Product! By Ryan on 5/4/11
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Installed this system in less than 15mins from start to finish. It is very easy to use... no more trips across town to get RO/DI water from my local reef store. Thanks BRS.
Great product for beginners and experts By Christopher on 2/6/11
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
My discus and reef tank are both flourishing, and I am confident knowing that the chloramines in my tap water are taken care of.
Works great same day shipping By Robert on 1/18/11
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Took care of my chloramine problem. My discus love it. Would buy again
Great unit for the price By Paul on 11/24/10
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
Looked at many other units and decided on this because of the value. It has been one of my best purchases for my reef aquarium. If you are looking for a good unit for at a good price, this is a great choice.
Excellent Quality By Matthew on 3/22/10
Matthew would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this product from Ontario, Canada and it arrived in 6 days and was not damaged during shipping. The product was protected well during shipping and is also very well built. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a high quality product for a good price.
great product By phil21 on 2/27/10
phil21 would recommend this product to a friend
easy install great product and fast shipping A++++++
Great buy! cant beat it! By firstfish on 2/20/10
firstfish would recommend this product to a friend
Fast shipping, works great, all around great buy would recommend to any one new in this hobby!