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Old 01/27/2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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BRS RO/DI vs The Filter Guys vs Filter Direct????

Alright, so it's time to buy a 5 stage RO/ DI system.

My buddy loves his system which is from filter. Filter Guys look great as well but I have never tried their products. Finally, I've bought many things from BRS and really like that I can purchase the refills.

BRS:

75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage Standard System- $159.99 (vertical DI stage)

75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage *PLUS* System- $199.99 (vertical DI stage)

Filter Guys:

OCEAN WAVE FIVE STAGE 75 GPD RO/DI- $135.00

OCEAN WAVE+ FIVE STAGE 75 GPD RO/DI-$160.00 (vertical DI stage)

Filter Direct:

RD102 AQUA REEF RO DI - $138


I read somewhere that a Vertical DI stage is best.

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Old 01/27/2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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You are correct in that a vertical DI is best because the water doesn't start to make paths through the resin. All of these look like great ideas and I've heard good things about all the companies.

I personally bought mine from Buckeye Field Supply in Cincinnati, Ohio just because I think Russ has the absolute best customer service around.


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Old 01/27/2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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http://www.airwaterice.com/product/1...er-75-GPD.html (vertical DI stage and includes ASOV valve) and cheaper.. I have it and love it.


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Old 01/27/2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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I bought mine from the Filter guys. Could't be happier. I have called on a few occasions and they always answer their phone and are very patient with you (newbie). Give them a call and just ask a general question, you'll see. Good Luck!


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Old 01/27/2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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I bought mine from the Filter guys. Could't be happier. I have called on a few occasions and they always answer their phone and are very patient with you (newbie). Give them a call and just ask a general question, you'll see. Good Luck!
Same here Great Guys!


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Old 01/27/2011, 06:34 PM   #6
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Mines a filterguys, and I'm pretty happy w/ it, and their CS is pretty good.
If I were to buy new right now, I think I'd be looking at the spectrapure maxcap, Saw a good price on them through Marine depot recently.


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Old 01/27/2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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Thank you for all the replys.

Can I just add a stage ( vertical DI) to a 4 stage ro unit??


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Old 12/02/2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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Bigjav,yes you can.I just did it not too long ago.I also just made 2 purchases from the filter guys and they have a customer for life.Excellent products,very fast shipping and email contact.For some reason paypal over charged me for shipping and they caught the mistake and refunded me the overcharge.I would of never noticed it.


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Old 12/02/2011, 12:29 PM   #9
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I have the 5 stage from BRS, Very happy with it.


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Old 12/02/2011, 12:56 PM   #10
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I got mine from the filter guys great service even explained how to hook it up very good customer service


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Old 12/02/2011, 01:21 PM   #11
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I got mine from the filter guys great service even explained how to hook it up very good customer service


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Old 12/02/2011, 01:23 PM   #12
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airwaterice.com i have there compact lll 75gpd i love it


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Old 12/02/2011, 01:25 PM   #13
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IMO most of the housings and fittings from RODI systems are the same from vendor to vendor, and FWIW, the filters are interchangeble in many cases. I wont say whihc of the 3 above i have, but i bought replacement cartridges form both BRS and the filterguys and they are the same...


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Old 12/02/2011, 03:21 PM   #14
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I have the BRS Plus system you mentioned and have been very happy with it, no problems. I agree though that it seems that the hardware for most of the systems is 'identical' as if it comes from the same factory.


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Old 12/02/2011, 03:41 PM   #15
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I purchased the Ocean Reef+1 from the Filter Guys,nice unit excellent customer service.


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Old 12/02/2011, 03:43 PM   #16
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I also have the BRS 5-stage PLUS, and am very happy with it. I always hear great things about the RO/DI units at both BRS and BFS, especially their customer service.


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Old 12/03/2011, 02:11 AM   #17
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I have the BRS 5-stage plus, its very nice. I love having a pressure gauge and dual TDS meters built in. Makes it easy to tell when to change filters!


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Old 12/03/2011, 07:32 AM   #18
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I have the BRS 6-Stage RODI, it has some nice features, like being able to flush the membrane, TDS meter and refillable filter cartridge.
Also compare the membrane itself, 75 gallon, 100 gallon and so on.
Hope this helps.


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Old 12/28/2011, 07:11 PM   #19
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Im also in the market for a system. I was on the Filterguys website and notice that they sell a chloramine filter upgrade. I thought ro di units are suppose to filter this out. Can someone answer this for me? Thanks.


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Old 12/28/2011, 09:30 PM   #20
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spectrapure is the best imo. great membranes and filters


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Old 12/28/2011, 09:47 PM   #21
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I have had a 5 stage from the Filter Guys for over a year. Great system.


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Old 12/29/2011, 03:09 PM   #22
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IMO most of the housings and fittings from RODI systems are the same from vendor to vendor, and FWIW, the filters are interchangeble in many cases. I wont say whihc of the 3 above i have, but i bought replacement cartridges form both BRS and the filterguys and they are the same...
+1 With the possible exception of the RO membrane, most of the other components and filters seem to be pretty much the same. I'd buy based on price and customer service, but mostly price; you shouldn't need much customer service.


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Old 12/29/2011, 04:30 PM   #23
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what is the best di membrane in your guys opinion


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heres my 5 stage system from airwaterice its a compact lll 75gpd..
http://www.airwaterice.com/product/1...TDS-Meter.html
i add a clip to have my di stage vertical



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Alright, so it's time to buy a 5 stage RO/ DI system.

My buddy loves his system which is from filter. Filter Guys look great as well but I have never tried their products. Finally, I've bought many things from BRS and really like that I can purchase the refills.

BRS:

75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage Standard System- $159.99 (vertical DI stage)

75 GPD RO/DI 5 Stage *PLUS* System- $199.99 (vertical DI stage)

Filter Guys:

OCEAN WAVE FIVE STAGE 75 GPD RO/DI- $135.00

OCEAN WAVE+ FIVE STAGE 75 GPD RO/DI-$160.00 (vertical DI stage)

Filter Direct:

RD102 AQUA REEF RO DI - $138


I read somewhere that a Vertical DI stage is best.

Thank you!!
yes it is best to have a vertical di resin it will last longer.,..


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