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Mahawka
02-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Hey guys,

I am just starting to get in to the salt water hobby. I am just currently shopping for a RO water filtration device. Since i have never had any experiences with RO filters I need some help from you guys.

My budget is around $150. I really do not want to go over this amount. I live in Canada AB Calgary please factor in shipping too.


This is the system I am thinking of. 120 bucks free shipping and it looks reliable. But once again I have no idea what I am looking for in a RO system.

http://www.maxwaterflow.com/6-Stage-100GPD-0PPM-RODI-Reef-Marine-Aquarium-Hydroponics-Reverse-Osmosis-System_p_850.html



Any suggestions are welcome. THANKS

Martin

SteveCGY
02-06-2014, 05:38 PM
http://www.aquasafecanada.com/store/aquarium-ro-di-filter-systems/aquarium-ii-7-stage-ro-di-system


http://www.conceptaquariums.ca/index.php/aquarium-hardware/reverse-osmosis-filters/puratek-reverse-osmosis-deionization-ro-di-filter-100gpd.html

monocus
02-06-2014, 05:43 PM
defiantly the aqua safe.for a bit more money get the 3 year supply of filters

Mahawka
02-06-2014, 05:44 PM
The Aquasafe one looks really promising. Has anyone used it before?

Just For others info. User the promo code "waternow" for an additional 15% off

monocus
02-06-2014, 06:20 PM
been using it for 2 years+.l added a booster pump on it a couple of months ago for around $80.no problems with it

Mahawka
02-06-2014, 06:21 PM
How often do i need to replace my filters? Should I get some spare ones while i get free shipping ?

ronau
02-06-2014, 06:23 PM
I've had several RO and RO/DI systems over the years (3 hooked up right now) and I don't think I will ever get another that doesn't have a boost pump. The Vertex Deluxe Puratek has definitely been my favourite with it's auto flushing and other bells and whistles.

I can understand that you're on a budget but the time and water you'll save is worth the extra money.

SteveCGY
02-06-2014, 06:24 PM
I've had several RO and RO/DI systems over the years (3 hooked up right now) and I don't think I will ever get another that doesn't have a boost pump. The Vertex Deluxe Puratek has definitely been my favourite with it's auto flushing and other bells and whistles.

I can understand that you're on a budget but the time and water you'll save is worth the extra money.

It depend on how much you use it, but I would say every 6-12 months.

Mahawka
02-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. I only have a nano 12 gallon. I am guessing I am good for years? lol

SteveCGY
02-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Yes you will be good for awhile. You can always buy a TDS meter and test your water with the new filter and down the road once it starts to differ from original reading change filters

Mahawka
02-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Well they have a promo gift right now. It comes with a free TDS meter :)

ronau
02-06-2014, 06:50 PM
I wouldn't get any replacement filters, you can find them easily enough locally. Definitely get a TDS meter, mine is inline so I know what it is whenever I make water.

mike31154
02-06-2014, 07:39 PM
Might want to get a water report from your supplier and confirm what the water pressure in your house is. This will help you choose the proper system for your needs.

Here's a link to some FAQs that will answer some of the more important questions with regard to an RO system.

http://www.buckeyehydro.com/faq/

Mahawka
02-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Thanks for all the information!!!