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post #21 of 28 Old 10-21-2008, 05:06 AM
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hmm about $100-200 but can def. get more expensive then that. i paid $20 for mine from some guy but had to replace all filters which was i think like $70-80 but it was a 50gpd.

look at the GPD (gallon per DAY) rates, which will pretty much indicate price.

i dont know if you posted your tanks size, but a 35gpd or 50gpd should be good enough.
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post #22 of 28 Old 10-21-2008, 07:46 AM
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You can get everything you need for an adequate system including the Brute Container, pump, float valve, & TDS meter for under $200. Go to ebay and search "0 ppm" , "RO/DI" or "Reverse Osmosis"

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post #23 of 28 Old 10-21-2008, 08:39 PM
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Wish i had known that. i'd check online vendors to get an idea of what the better units will be then check e-bay.
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post #24 of 28 Old 10-22-2008, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds good, thanks for all the help! I'm planning on getting a 55 gallon tank. I guess one last question (for this thread) is if I have a 55 gallon tank and a RO unit that produces 35 gallons a day, could I put 35 gallons of water in one day and the other 20 gallons in the next day? Of course I would mix the salt separately. I would only have live sand and a few pounds of live rock to start with.
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post #25 of 28 Old 10-23-2008, 02:41 AM
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that should work. also only put one piece of live rock into the tank. if you put more it'll make the tank stink for a while.
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post #26 of 28 Old 10-23-2008, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ohh, it stinks from all the die off? Thanks for that. My roommates would have hated me!
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post #27 of 28 Old 10-24-2008, 01:55 PM
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lol no problem
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post #28 of 28 Old 10-24-2008, 09:53 PM
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Sorry i accendentall ypostde here some how.

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