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    Looking at this ro/di

    6 Stage 100GPD 0PPM RODI Reef Marine Aquarium Hydroponics Reverse Osmosis System... Do you think this is a ok ro/di?

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    It's a maxwater

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    Got a link to it?
    I got mine at Bulkreefsupply.
    There might be a vendor selling ro/di's at the Bob Moore event this Saturday.

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    Found it using google.

    Not sure about coconut carbon.

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    Yeah im not too sure either...I ordered it other day but thinking about sending it back soon as I get it... But if you I don't know 110 bucks seems to good to be true..

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    Tough to pass up a cheap price.

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    when I saw u post about a rodi unit Jason. I looked on marine depot and found a 6 stage or maybe even more for $220.
    ive heard of water general, filter guys, might wanna check out ebay or amazon.
    I do love my air water and ice but they are a bit more pricey. HTHs
    -299g display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfinn View Post
    Found it using google.

    Not sure about coconut carbon.
    This is a very good carbon, we had a discussion about it with Boomer long ago.

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/threads...l=1#post273956

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooterman View Post
    This is a very good carbon, we had a discussion about it with Boomer long ago.

    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/threads...l=1#post273956


    It may have been the next big thing, 9 years ago, but not really seeing much on it now.
    I looked at several of the places I look for supplies DrF&S, Petsolutions, Premium Aquatics, Marine Depot, Bulkreefsupply, and didn't see any listed.

    After being in the hobby for more than just a few years I try and not let price be the main factor in what I pick to buy in equipment.

    I would have to see reviews from other hobbyists before buying that one.

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    Well I mean if I had a bigger system I could justify getting a bigger unit but I only have a 45g but if it works just as good as say a 329$ unit why pay difference but if it is not a good unit then yeah I'll buy that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonseaman1 View Post
    Well I mean if I had a bigger system I could justify getting a bigger unit but I only have a 45g but if it works just as good as say a 329$ unit why pay difference but if it is not a good unit then yeah I'll buy that one.
    Not sure what you mean by bigger unit. The 6 stage 100gpd is about as big as anyone would want.
    What I meant was quality over cheapest. And is the cheap one just as good?

    Really not sure where you got the $329 figure. I sure didn't say it.

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    If your budget only allows for a $110 expense on a ro/di, then you are atleast giving your new tank the best shot you can.
    If it produces 0 TDS water you are miles ahead of tapwater.

    More power to you.
    Hope it works great.

    What's the next part you are looking at?

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    I just through that number out there that's about average that im finding with all good reviews.I'm mean if it garbage I'm through down what I need to through down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonseaman1 View Post
    I just through that number out there that's about average that im finding with all good reviews.I'm mean if it garbage I'm through down what I need to through down.
    If you are seeing good reviews, then why not?

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    The coconut shells was an option to making carbon but it was most likely expensive to make, not that is good or bad comparing to the others.


    I took a quick look at that unit, it is nice, cheap and will work well but then I looked at replacement filters and that is where you'll pay more in the long run.

    We have a sponsor here air water ice, http://airwaterice.com/

    They have great service and I'm sure they can provide you a reasonably priced unit for your needs, they only provide quality products and the refills are affordable, look at it as a long term investment you can't afford not to have for a reef tank.

    Just my opinion, I think you'll save money in the long run, even a 20 gallon tank or a 500 gallon tank require lots of water to maintain them, so it won't be a waste to get a little more.

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