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    AV I have read some places that say RO water for the untasonics do not work all to well. They recopmend adding back some tap water to make them run right. have you had that problem?

    I do need to look for a TDS meter jsut to check things. I use rainwater ATM so no need for an RO unit just yet.
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    Not that Im aware of JB, interesting..... Ill have to check into that

    I always assumed the ultrasonics induced cavitiation to form, hmmm Ill have to get back with ya on that LOL

    TDS meters are pretty cheap if you shop around, seems like mine was under 20 bucks

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    JB, I wonder if that might not be their "engineered product lifespan" variable.... hmmm

    well anyways that is all mine has ever had in it, I may try some tap water this weekend and see if I see a difference in output

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    ok I just remember reading that when i was looking them up.
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    I cant see using RO water as causing any damage, just the opposite... but maybe there is something there as far as performance goes, I dunno... but Ill see what i can find out and if you happen to have that link bookmarked would you please send it to me

    its going to bug me now till I find out why they said it LOL

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    AV it had something to do with not having the desolved solids in there to react ot something. They said using RO would keep the mineral buildup down, but recomended adding some tap water back for the solids in it to make it perform better. I did not book mark the site. I just found it while reading up on them and looking for an inexpencive one.

    BTW I just noticed your sig. I LOVE MASH!! A doctor I work with is suposed to be bringing the DVDs of the different seasons to me so I can burn them. He he he.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    here is a decent econo unit, ive had this same model for a couple years and with a couple mods I have been very well satisfied

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AQUA-SAFE-100GPD...QQcmdZViewItem

    (I mounted the mixed bed media container vertically to prevent channeling and replaced the 5 micron filters with 0.5 micron the first time a filter change was due)

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    That's the one I have. It works great, I love it. Only thing I didn't love are the instructions and the guy's attempt at comedy.
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    Don't be like me and buy an RO unit from ebay without paying attention

    I paid a price in Euro's not USD Paid out my butt for it too and learned an important lesson that day.

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