Reef Central Online Community
Premium Aquatics

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Reef Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 03/08/2018, 05:48 AM   #1
fishkeeprian
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: England, Earl Shilton
Posts: 1,212
Buying a ro unit

Hello,

I currently buy my RO unit from my LFS but I am looking into buying my own.

What are the key must-haves on these units?

This is is one I was looking at;

https://www.finerfilters.co.uk/finer...us-50-gpd.html

Thanks.



Last edited by fishkeeprian; 03/08/2018 at 05:53 AM.
fishkeeprian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 06:25 AM   #2
billdogg
Registered Member
 
billdogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grove City, Ohio
Posts: 10,081
I would strongly suggest that you buy one that has standard sized filter housings. When it comes time to buy replacements for the one you have linked, you will likely find that they are cost prohibitive. My go-to for ro/di is www.buckeyehydro.com. Others have used spectrapure or bulk reef supply with good success.

hth


__________________
I'll try to be nice if you try to be smarter!
I can't help that I grow older, but you can't make me grow up!

Current Tank Info: 120 mixed reef with 40b sump, ASM G2 skimmer, AI Sol Blue x 2, and a 60g Frag Tank with 100g rubbermaid sump. 2 x Kessil A360w lights, no skimmer (yet)
billdogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 06:39 AM   #3
fishkeeprian
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: England, Earl Shilton
Posts: 1,212
What about something like this?https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-5-Sta...4383.l4275.c10


fishkeeprian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 07:42 AM   #4
OrionN
Anemones
 
OrionN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Coastal Texas
Posts: 15,390
Those are fine. RO are cheap these days. I use RO but not DI. You may want to get add on TDS meter inline. Get good RO membrane even if you have to spend a little more but the tubing and housing are unimportant other then the need to fit standardized size. There are housing out there that just a little long and this is a huge problem. The replacement filter cost quite a bit more.


__________________
Minh

My homepage is my album here at Reef Central

Current Tank Info: Reboot 320 anemones reef. Angels: Yellow Chest Regal(2), Flame (2). Copperband But. Tangs: Yellow, Purple. Wrasse: about 20 wrasses various species. Anemones: Giantea X4 (Breen, Blue, Purple and Multicolors), Haddoni X1 Red, Magnifica X1 Purpletip
OrionN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 08:23 AM   #5
fishkeeprian
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: England, Earl Shilton
Posts: 1,212
What size is a standard size filter housing/filter, 10"?


fishkeeprian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 09:45 AM   #6
Vinny Kreyling
Registered Member
 
Vinny Kreyling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Miller Place, NY
Posts: 5,568
Here in the US 10" is what we normally use.


__________________
250 gallon mixed reef, 2 Reefbreeder's Photon V 2, RD 3 Speedy 80 Watt, DAS EX-3 Skimmer, MTC mini cal, 2-3/4" Sea Swirls, Aquacontroller & 6 Tunze pumps.
Vinny Kreyling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 03:50 PM   #7
mfinn
Registered Member
 
mfinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Olympia. WA.
Posts: 8,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishkeeprian View Post
I would find one that uses the standard 10" filter housing for the di resin.


__________________
240 gallon soft coral tank
50 gallon lps tank
mfinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/08/2018, 04:51 PM   #8
OrionN
Anemones
 
OrionN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Coastal Texas
Posts: 15,390
I don't know what Europe use but in the US it I is a 10 inches filter housing. One time I order extra housing and got one that was not quite 10 inches and cannot use it. Still have them. I think I will just recycle this brand new housing in the plastic recycle.


__________________
Minh

My homepage is my album here at Reef Central

Current Tank Info: Reboot 320 anemones reef. Angels: Yellow Chest Regal(2), Flame (2). Copperband But. Tangs: Yellow, Purple. Wrasse: about 20 wrasses various species. Anemones: Giantea X4 (Breen, Blue, Purple and Multicolors), Haddoni X1 Red, Magnifica X1 Purpletip
OrionN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:21 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.