View Full Version : RO Unit?

08/23/2011, 01:26 PM
Hello, I'm shopping for a good RO unit. I can't plum a line where I am so I was wondering if this would do as well as 1 of the units I'd get at the Local fish store. Will it do the same job. I'd be using it to do a 5% water change weekly and top offs. I have a 60 gal tank with 50lbs of live rock, no coral (that's why I'm getting one) 4 fish, 10 hermit crabs and 4 snails. Everything else is good accept for minerals are high in my water. (the reason I'm buying an RO unit)


08/23/2011, 01:30 PM
The link didn't work for me.

However, you can get a "normal" RO/DI unit, and just hook it up to a faucet;





08/23/2011, 02:46 PM
you can buy one from Bulk reef supply...
Any reason why you don't want a RO/DI unit? Its not that much more expensive, and you've got more peace of mind that its not your water source that is causing your crazy tank problems in the future.

08/23/2011, 03:01 PM
Agree with Todd. Get an RO/DI that hooks up to your faucet. No plumbing required.

08/23/2011, 03:11 PM
+1 on the RO/Di unit. itll make your water changes/mixes so much less stressful. and you know exactly where your water is coming from. no plumbing required. and another +1 for BRS. I purchased mine from them and they have great prices and customer service.

08/23/2011, 05:08 PM
Thank you very much. I'm new to the hobby and I just didn't know any better. I will get one whenever I get the $. Hopefully I'll be able to post some nice coral pics for years to come.

08/23/2011, 05:36 PM
The link you provided doesn't work (on my iPhone at least?), however it did state at the end of the post that he/she is indeed buying an RO unit! If you can't plumb it into a cold water copper pipe via the self piercing saddle valve or an outside tap/faucet then you can always connect it via the washing machine cold water feed with one of these. http://i52.*******.com/2a57dd.jpg