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    Best RO Units?

    I am looking into buying an RO unit. Are Liquagen RO products good? What price range should I look into for a decent unit? What brands do you suggest?

    Thanks!

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    not enough info to answer...

    permanent or temporary installation?

    do you want water on demand?

    How much usage?

    What kind of usage?

    etc....

    bottom end -$100ish
    top end - $200+

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    I do not need a lot of water. 10-80 GPD would be find for my uses. I mainly want to use it for the plants, I may use it for drinking water on occasion as well. I would prefer to have ~95%+ efficiency in the unit. I would prefer the unit to be portable enough to be put away once in awhile.

    By water on demand, I am guessing you are meaning if I want a high output unit? I just need enough for my small collection and to be able to fill a few jugs of water for later use. I do not expect the unit to put out 50+ gallons in one hour or anything, not too picky on the speed. I am mainly concerned with the cost, efficiency, and portability of whatever I end up buying.

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    if you want to open a valve and get out a gallon or two without waiting, or supply an ice maker etc then you will want a system with a bladder/captive air tank.
    If that is the case, to get the efficiency you want, it will need to include a permeate pump.

    if that is the case, it will not be portable

    if the on demand is not an issue, you can use an aquarium style setup, where you open a valve and fill up a bucket or some type of reservoir

    captive air tank with permeate pump.... 200-250ish
    aquarium version with no tank or PP...... 125-150ish

    I would get a 100gpd either way, usually cheaper down the road since they are the most popular membrane size

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    top shelf quality vendor:http://spectrapure.com/RO-RODI/RODI-...PD-RODI-System

    you wont find anything with those features and quality anywhere else in that price range
    Last edited by Av8tor1; 08-21-2015 at 11:39 AM.

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    Av8tor, just curious if have you ever checked out the quality and price of the systems at bulk reef supply? They don't do refurbished systems, and the sale they were having is over now, but it seems off sale BRS has better prices for the product than spectrapure. Thanks for your input

    The system you quoted above as new: http://spectrapure.com/RO-RODI/RODI-...PD-RODI-System
    Similar system from BRS: http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-4-...m-75gpd-1.html
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    I have a 5-stage 75GPD BRS unit. I haven't seen the exact build that I got on their site recently so I can't post a link. They do seem to change things up sometimes. They used to have a build your own system option where you could customize everything from the ground up, they would also assist in getting all the correct components and everything. I like them in part specifically because their service is so great. I got quick and helpful answers to all of my questions. And their units do have some great features like the inline TDS and flush kit. The fittings for the tubing are also headache free which is nice.

    I think I paid somewhere around $170

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    Andrew,

    They look like another great option that I was not familiar with.
    At 199 I think its a little high but I see nothing wrong with either choice


    :-)

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