Great! By Joe on 3/11/2014
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
Just what I needed. I am new to the hobby and was topping off with saltwater... Then I was using distilled water from the grocery store until this unit arrived. Salinity is good to go now.It is such a convenience. Does take up some real-estate under the kitchen sink and is a little pricey, but worth it IMO as it will pay for itself in the long run. Many times over for large tanks.
Excellent Quality Product By Gordie - West Allis, WI on 2/24/2014
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 2/7/2014
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 12/28/2013
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 12/19/2013
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 9/13/2013
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 8/7/2013
Marcus would recommend this product to a friend
What can I say, another great product from BRS!!
Great purchase By Mike on 6/28/2013
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 6/28/2013
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 5/27/2013
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 4/23/2013
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 4/19/2013
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.