View Full Version : Looking at RO/DI systems... Need Input...


siavashv
06-02-2011, 8:22 PM
So I am looking to get a RO/DI system. I think that it is important to have a TDS meter... Right? So I looked at a couple of units, one on Bulkreefsupply.com:

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/75-gpd-ro-di-5-stage-plus-system.html

it has a TDS meter and the pressure gauge and its a 5 stage unit... looks decent and its $174.99... Not bad.. Free shipping above $175.00 so there it goes.

Then there is the airwaterice.com units that the comparable unit is the Typhoon III:

http://www.airwaterice.com/product/1TYPHOONIII/TYPHOON-III-AQUARIUM-RODI-75-or-100-GPD.html

This unit doesn't have the TDS meter but I don't know why I feel like this is somehow a better unit? Am I just imagining something? and this unit is $189.99...plus I don't know if there is shipping involved but I think that if there was free shipping, they would advertise it all over the place.

Anyway, can someone tell me what they think of these units? I mean, isn't it the quality of the filters? What do people have? I have a small tank so I don't need more than a 50-100 gpd unit. But I like to buy quality but not pay out of my nose either. I want to spend ~$200.00 more or less... And I think I want to buy new...

Suggestions?

RedStang
06-02-2011, 8:50 PM
Curious too as I'm in need of a RODI unit as well. If you only need as little as 50gpd is there something wrong with AWI's smallest unit?

http://www.airwaterice.com/product/1MMDI/Mighty-Mite-50GPD-with-DI-Added.html

I'm considering this one as I only have a biocube, at least for now, and don't need a ton of water. Figure I'll eventually set something up to autofill a huge trash can anyway at some point.

Smallblock
06-02-2011, 8:55 PM
IMO the bulk reef supply. Its built super solid and cheaper priced than the AWI. The AWI is pretty bulky too

JCampbell
06-02-2011, 10:27 PM
I just got a coralife RO/DI not too long ago...I really like it! I got mine on sale, but when not on sale they are still fairly cheap! It's a very good product!

Ruadh
06-02-2011, 11:09 PM
Mine is from the filter guys, nice unit and customer service is fantastic.

siavashv
06-02-2011, 11:28 PM
Who are the filter guys?

Smallblock
06-03-2011, 12:25 AM
there a company called the filter guys that make ro units and other things, also another good unit. IMO the top three are brs, AWI, and the filterguys

Ruadh
06-03-2011, 3:13 AM
Thefilterguys.biz

fsu230263
06-03-2011, 5:26 AM
I just bought my unit about 3mths ago from BRS , I'm really happy I bought it & its a good deal $

JeffMuse
06-03-2011, 5:46 AM
I don't have any experience with the Bulk Reef Supply model, but I do have an AWI unit and it has worked flawlessly. I used to have a Pure Water Club unit, and that thing was a piece of garbage... my AWI works MUCH better!

poisonXvenom
08-17-2011, 2:07 PM
I have one from the bulk reef supply. Its doing great. I've had it for 6 months, and no discoloration still on the pre filters. maybe my source water is clean....

gmpolan
08-17-2011, 2:23 PM
http://www.airwaterice.com/product/1EXTREMETYPHOONIII/EXTREME-TYPHOON-III-150-GPD-RODI-with-Gauge-TDS-Alarm-Dual-TDS-Meter.html
I got this guy and hes a beast, i couldnt be happier...but not trying to push i got a similar model coralife for sale, might be overkill, pm if your interested

Mr Difficult
08-17-2011, 3:17 PM
Airwaterice is who I went with they stand behind the product 100% I got the meter at an extra cost and added a couple of things. I would leave them a PM and they will call back.