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Does anyone have one of those RODI under the sink kits with tank?


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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Default Does anyone have one of those RODI under the sink kits with tank?

    Im looking into the RODI kits for under your sink with storage tanks. I can use it for drinking water and topping off my reef. I want a 75 gpd with a 55 gallon storage tank. Any suggestions? And should I just go with a 90 gpd and a storage tank in the laundry room?
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    I am very happy with my system from Air, Water, & Ice. I have two 55 gallon drums in basement one for RODI water and one for saltwater. Makes water changes a breeze. I am thinking of purchasing a storage tank to hook up the frige to it.
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    Gotcha I want the one with drinking water. The best of both worlds.
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    They sell those too.
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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Yeah Im looming at the typhoon kit. I was wondering if anyone has one here on CR?
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    I sold a Typhoon III to buy a Spectrapure system and have never regretted it, no comparison in performance or cost of ownership.
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    Another very good vendor is Buckeye Field Supply
    http://www.buckeyefieldsupply.com/sh...ry=171&Sub=166


    You will find is is cheaper and better to buy a reef quality RO/DI with a drinking water kit rather than buying a drinking water system and trying to adapt it for reef use. My first system years ago was a Watts Premier from Costco that I eventually modified for my reef systems at a much higher cost than if I had bought a ree fsystem to begin with. The filters are different quality, the membrane is usually a different GPD and often quality, you need to add an additionl canister ancartridge for the DI plus things like tees, check valves and more and it adds up quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    Yeah Im looming at the typhoon kit. I was wondering if anyone has one here on CR?
    I started with a Typhoon (under-sink), but purchased a larger BRS system exclusively for reef use. Much better overall performance.

    I agree with AZD, it's better to add a drinking water kit to a high quality RO/DI.
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    Ok thanks everyone.
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    I'm looking at the hurrican dual home/reef from air water and ice. Upgrading to the 5.2 gallon tank though. What do you guys think?
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    You can do much better.
    Looking at it you see it is only a 50 GPD, vs 75 or 90, uses a very coarse sediment filter about as effective as a screen door so has to use two carbon blocks to trap what it misses, has a small horizontal throw away DI filter, uses the less efficient fixed flow restrictor, all pretty lame.

    Compare that to a true reef quality system with a 0.5 or 1.0 micron sediment filter, a single 0.5 or 0.6 micron carbon block good for 20,000 gallons of chlorinated or chloraminated water all by itself since it is protected by the better sediment filter, either a 75 GPD or treated and tested 90 GPD RO membrane, a true 10" vertical refilable DI filter filled with reef specific DI resins, a capillary tube flow rfestrictor, an inline pressure gauge and more.

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