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Fish_King_25
08/03/2013, 07:13 PM
Hey guys,

I'm in a limited space and I don't have much knowledge on these units, but I've been told there are some units that hook right up to a faucet and are good for people who have limited space and smaller setups. I don't have any large vats for storing water, just a bunch of 5 gallon containers. Is there anything out there for me???

degibson84
08/03/2013, 07:16 PM
I dont think space should be too big of an issue as you can hook them up to the faucet when needed and then store the unit out of the way somewhere when not in use

Fish_King_25
08/03/2013, 07:21 PM
I dont think space should be too big of an issue as you can hook them up to the faucet when needed and then store the unit out of the way somewhere when not in use
So any of the units I see online (Ex. The BRS 5 stage) done have to be plumbed into the laundry room and always hooked up? I can hook it up to my sink faucet and fill my jugs and then put it away??

degibson84
08/03/2013, 07:26 PM
they come with utility sink/garden hose adapters. If this adapter doesn't work for your situation you can always go to the hardware store and get a different adapter based on the faucet type

Fish_King_25
08/03/2013, 07:46 PM
Any specific recommendation on a unit? I would love to get a unit so I dont have to lug water back and forth from my LFS

degibson84
08/03/2013, 07:51 PM
depends on your source water. I have a whole house filter on the main water line coming into the house. I haven't replaced it lately and my water still comes in reading around 190-220 TDS. I added a dual MaxCap add on to my current 4 stage so I ended up with a 6 stage

1. 5 micron sediment block
2. carbon block
3. RO membrane
4. Maxcap
5. silica buster
6. mixed bed resin.

you may be fine with a 4 stage but i feel more comfortable with my new setup

nlgill13
08/03/2013, 07:53 PM
spectrapure are nice...I have a BRS RODI and love it

http://www.marinedepot.com/reverse-osmosis-deionization__index-ap.html

and

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/bulk-reverse-osmosis-filters-systems/reverse-osmosis-systems.html

Fish_King_25
08/03/2013, 08:08 PM
The BRS 5 stage plus for 200.00 bucks seems like its a nice deal

nlgill13
08/03/2013, 08:12 PM
Thats the one I have.

Good luck with your choice.

Fish_King_25
08/03/2013, 08:15 PM
I think that is going to be the one I go with ...lot of positive chatter about it everywhere. Setup isn't too bad on it?? Definitely able to hook it up to a faucet if I want to use it and store it when its not in use?

steamer51
08/03/2013, 08:16 PM
I have had a SpectraPureŽ Maxpure 25 GPD RO/DI System since 2006 when I set up my 55 gallon. I am not mechanical at all and it was the simplest plug and play thing I have ever installed. I have heard very good things about BRS and other brands that make their own but Spectrapure pioneered the technology and still builds very high quality RO/DI units for home use.

nlgill13
08/03/2013, 08:19 PM
Setup took me 10 minutes....you can store it if need be or just set it up underneath a sink...they should have videos on set up and more.

unreal45
08/03/2013, 08:28 PM
I have a Brs 4 stage plus and use it in the manner you describe. It works great and is fairly compact.

HumbleFish
08/03/2013, 09:34 PM
I have a Spectrapure MarinePRO 100 DI System and absolutely love it. It lasted 2.5 years before I had to change out the membrane/DI resin. I'm also able to hook it up to my bathroom faucet by just using an adapter I bought from Home Depot. I don't think they make my model anymore, but Spectrapure is a sponsor on here and they have their own forum (here (http://reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=229)). They've been very helpful every time I've had to contact them about something.

Bullitt3123
08/03/2013, 10:10 PM
http://www.melevsreef.com/rodi.html

comes with everything you need to hook it up to a sink and he will make sure you have the right adapter so you can setup/install right out of the box

degibson84
08/04/2013, 08:28 AM
If you go with the 5 stage i would possibly re work the plumbing and add a maxcap or silica buster before the mixed bed resin.

stage 1 sediment
stage 2 carbon
stage 3 RO membrane
stage 4 maxcap or silica buster
stage 5 mixed bed DI resin