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4-stage Deluxe RO/DI Water Systems.
Old 01-25-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
 
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4-stage Deluxe RO/DI Water Systems.

I just upgraded my tank to a 75 gallon which came with a Rena XP3 Filter and a 4-stage Deluxe RO/DI Water Systems.
I know nothing about these systems and am a little confused as to if i even need it.

Do i work these together or choose 1 or the other ? Also whats the benefit of using a RO/DI system ?
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
 
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Hey!

Now I can help you out! Haha

In short...no, you don't really need it. However, since you have one and it came with your new tank you might as well use it, as it has great benefits.

The two work together. The RO part of the water system removes nearly all minerals like nitrates and phosphates but will not remove silicates. BUT, thats what the DI part does, removes all non-ionic gases. So your water is left as pure as it can possibly be and is quite possibly the best water you can get for your fish if your water system is used properly.

Systems like this are great if your tap water is loaded with minerals or to high in ammonia.

Another great benefit of using RO/DI water I've noticed is it removes many contaminates that promote algae growth.

In short, again...use it! :)
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
 
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It looks like a serious piece of equiptment !! The guy gave me a reciept for the 3 filter sections that he just got re-newed only 3 months ago and each section was like $50 to replace !!! Im trying to work out if its better to use it or sell it. I mean if i can get $100 for it then its worth selling, if its only worth $20 then i might aswell use it. The place he got it (on the reciept) is "Abundant Flow Water Systems" do you know how much it would be worth ?
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
 
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They are serious pieces of equipment! Haha, and usually they are quite costly when bought new.

Could you provide a little more information on the water system? What exactly is the name? GPH? Serial number? Anything significant you can find out about it.

Then I can give you a better range of price.

4-stage water systems can range anywhere from $100 to $400 depending on the specifications.

Here is one from the company you said was on the receipt.

Standard 4-Stage RO/DI System
Is that it?
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
 
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I looked on the website and its the AR0-4 product Standard 4-Stage RO/DI System

The click down bar says "basic" or "Switch" which is a huge price difference. If by switches it means the blue water flow switches as pictured then yes it has those on.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
 
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I honestly have no idea what it means by switches.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:42 PM   #7
 
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yeah im guessing the blue switches on top are just check valves so i doubt it is the $300 + model.
So you think if i advertise it for $50 that would be a fair price? I really cant see me using it, as i have just added yet another tank (i promised myself i wouldnt get the aquarium bug) and i hate all the cables, tubes and wires as it is.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:44 PM   #8
 
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If it's in fairly good condition and the parts were just recently replaced I would guess you could get even more than 50 for it.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
 
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Its hard for me to judge the condition since i have never heard of these before let alone seen one ! LOL
Its clean . . . but i guess a damp cloth and a quick wipe would do that ! ha ha

I may just advertise it and see what offers i get.

Thank you for your help
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #10
 
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No problem! Good luck selling it.
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