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· Crazed Fish Whisperer
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I am looking to purchase an RO/DI unit, any recommendations on what is good and where to go? I live in an apt. So, I need one I can easily hook up and unhook as needed. I don't know if that matters or not, but thought I would throw that out there. :) Thanks.
 

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Reefer Addict said:
TDS = total dissolved solids.
It basically tells you the amount of minerals dissolved in the water.
A lower TDS reading is better than a high one for a reef tank.
It won't tell you what kind of minerals are in the water... it just tells you how 'pure' the water is.
HTH
In addition to Reefer's comment: A TDS meter will help you monitor the performance of the membrane in the filter. There's a theoretical lifespan for a membrane, and it will change according to the quality of the water source. The meter is a better approach to tell when to change the membrane.
 

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I got mine from ARS, and I think they have very good prices.
If you want to compare prices, make sure they all come with the same gadgets: pressure gauge, flush kit, etc. and they're rated for the same production rate: 25, 60, 100 gpd.

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Thanks all...I will start to do some more research. Would like to get one so I don't pester the Smith's anymore for water. heh heh ;)
 
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