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!