03-29-2008, 04:09 AM
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Re: 2 quick inquiries for the many geniouses of the forum :)
Originally Posted by angelleah1981
Hey Peoples !
1. I want to buy an RO/DI unit for my 120 gallon (not yet set up) saltwater aquarium. I want the unit to be very good but I don't want to go crazy. "I don't have a money tree out back." ha ha. The thing I'm trying to figure out right now is what I need to look for in a RO/DI system ....just 5 stage? or anything else? I heard that the $70 unit at PetsMart is worthless. shrugs shoulders. I'm willing to spend up to $250-300 but definatly don't want to if it's not necessary. I see the units at all different prices. Also, a while back someone told me they use their unit for drinking water and I always saw this as a plus especially considering I spend around $70-80 a month in Walmart bottled water !!!
2. I'm not even sure I will need a UV sterilizer but I saw what appeared to be a great deal and am wondering if you would mind checking it out for me. I would really appreciate it.
It's #5 on the list: http://www.lareefclub.com/forum/viewtop
Also, he said "Here is a link to info on the model that I have. They will kill anything that is in the water. http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~
... V2241.html "
Please give me your thoughts on this deal.
Quick info: I try my best not to overfeed. LOL
As your tank will just be a saltwater or fish only with live rock, you can use a UV sterilizer to help prevent diseases. Not essential to use one, but can be helpful.
Personally, I use Spectra-Pure RO/DI units. They are not cheap, but as anything, you get what you pay for. If you wish to know details why I use this brand, PM me.
I assume you'll be using a protein skimmer with your tank. I STRONGLY suggest you found a quarantine tank and quarantine all new arrivals at the very least two weeks. Cheap insurance to prevent disease from entering your main tank.
Your links don't work, by the way.