Great By beverly on 1/31/11
beverly would recommend this product to a friend
I've the 5stage Plus + drinking system.
EASY to install-FAST shipping-GREAT tech support. Every component was already hooked up-just had to make the install and drain connections. I've never done any "plumbing" b/4. Instruction videos are great - water tastes fantastic. Recommend.
Excellent Product - For Fish and for Home! By Rob on 1/10/11
Rob would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using the 5-stage RO/DI system with the drinking water kit for 9 months now and I am extremely impressed.
The quality of the equipment seemed very solid out of the box and it has proved to live up to the initial impression. I am using this for water for my reef system as well as for drinking water supply to a refrigerator and to a wet bar. Had to make sure the fish didn’t get better water than the family!
Although my city water isn’t horrible out of the faucet (~275 TDS on average), I was still amazed to see water coming out of the RO membrane at 2-3. I have to credit this to the multiple sediment filters and carbon blocks prior to the membrane. Even 9 months later, still getting 5-6 out of the RO and haven’t had to change the DI resin yet!
The instructions on how to install are very clear and the service on the phone when I had any questions during set up was excellent (as service always is at BRS).
The price for the set up was reasonable up front, and when I count in the fact that it works so well, thus I don’t burn through a lot of filter media or DI resin, this has been an excellent purchase from the financial perspective.
The best of both worlds By JJ12680 on 10/27/10
JJ12680 would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this system a few months ago and I couldn't be happier with its performance. For you guys out there who need a sell point, the fact that you can hook it up to your sink and provide perfect water for your family and fish tank was what I used. My wife was skeptical at first but now she absolutely loves the access to great water. It does exactly as it says, is reasonably priced, and the fish are happy. One issue I ran into (as did another reviewer), was the nipple connections between the carbon and sediment blocks. One of them was broke and leaked as soon as I started the flow. Instead of calling BRS, I just went to the local Lowes and picked up some brass fittings which fixed the issue and made the connections much more stable.
Great Product!! By SM on 9/4/10
SM would recommend this product to a friend
This was my first RO/DI system and I could not be happier. The installation was quick and trouble free. Kit sould include plummer's tape. Water is at zero TDS and my corals are bright and colorful. Thanks!
Excellent all the way around By Earle on 8/3/10
Earle would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this system for about 6 months and I highly recommend it. We only use it for drinking water and it is perfect for our needs. We had used a water distiller before but this system beats that hands down! Great water and no more hauling cases of plastic bottles from the market.
Great system By Shawn on 5/29/10
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
I highly recommend this unit. I went with this system so I could have 0 TDS water for reef and great drinking water, it does both perfectly. I am very happy with the value. Following the instructions, it took a little over an hour to install, just depends on your setup. Highly recommend.
Great Price for a Great Product! By Joel on 3/21/10
Joel would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great RO system that gives you the ability to make water for drinking water and reef water. It comes with all the connectors that you need and they even have a video of how to install it. I am very impressed with this system and would recommend it to anyone. I added the secondary 75gpd RO membrane, which not only makes the output go up to 150gpd but also saves 2 gallons of waste water. I also added an auto shutoff float valve kit so I can just hook up my saltwater mixing reservoir to the system and walk away.
My only issue was that the 1/4 nipple that connects the first carbon block to the second carbon block was broken off and leaked water. I called Bulk Reef Supply the next day and they shipped me the part 2nd day and instructed me on how to remove the old nipple and install the new one.