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AquaticLife RO Buddie 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System w/ Tubing

AquaticLife RO Buddie 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System w/ Tubing

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AquaticLife RO Buddie 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System w/ Tubing Information

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AquaticLife RO Buddie - 50GPD

AquaticLife RO Buddie is a compact 3-stage RO unit that provides economical filtered water using sediment, carbon cartridges with a TFC membrane. The Sediment and Carbon cartridges are self-contained cartridges and are very simple to replace.*not for human consumption!

  • Includes FREE 1/4" RO tubing for feed, product, and waste water lines- 6ft each.
  • Small footprint of the unit makes it easy to place under cabinets or in limited spaces
  • Sediment and Carbon cartridges are up-front and easy to replace
  • Membrane Housing accepts standard 11 3/4 IN membrane filters
  • Faucet Adapter makes it easy to connect to standard male garden hose thread
  • Quick Connections make it easy to remove and replace cartridges
  • Mounting Brackets hold the unit securely while mounted in a convenient location
  • Wrench makes removing the membrane housing cap easy
  • Upgrade to RO/DI system with the purchase of the AK12427 (sold separately).

Manufacturer Info

AquaticLife Aquarium Supplies
AquaticLife is a Southern California based company that innovates, markets & manufactures premium branded aquarium equipment. AquaticLife products and information are designed to bring the experience of marine life into the home. The company manufactures a variety of aquarium products for both freshwater and saltwater applications. Water quality monitors and testing supplies, water filtration and submersible pumps are just a sampling of what this up-and-coming company offers. AquaticLife is best known for their stylish, powerful and extremely user-friendly light fixtures. They are also recognized for their outstanding customer support and helpful educational materials.

AquaticLife RO Buddie 3-Stage Reverse Osmosis System w/ Tubing Reviews

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perfect for ro on a budget

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 1/15/2014 from GENEVA, IL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: compact unit makes it easy to set up and tear down quickly. i'm fortunate to have a utility sink with a garden hose fitting on the faucet in the wash room of our finished basement. The RO Buddie sits nicely in the sink with plenty of room to spare. I run the waste line down the sink drain and set a bucket on the floor beneath the sink for the processed water. it takes about an hour to make five gallons at 80 degrees and 60 psi (from the tap). Using API's liquid test kits, the final product registers hardness of 1 degree for KH and 2 for GH, with a PH of approximately 6.4 to 6.6. If you buy this unit, pitch the cheap faucet adapter it comes with and make a run to the hardware store for some nice brass fittings and plumbers'll be happier.

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My First RO System

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/13/2014 from LAWRENCE, KS UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Very happy so far. TDS of my local water is around 380. My new RO Buddie has only been running for a few days, but produces water with TDS reading of just 12. That's better then what my LFS sold me on my last (hopefully) water run. Easy to setup and no leaks. Discard the first 30 gallons produced per manufacturers recommendation. Check out the FAQ on the aquaticlife website for other good maintenance info.

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More wastewater than RO water

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/20/2013 from PUYALLUP, WA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Does exactly what it was meant to do.....but produces about 5 gallons of wastewater to every 1 gallon of RO water. You have to either have the waste line directly piped into a drainline or you have to sit and monitor it constantly to drain the wastewater bucket.

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good product

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/9/2013 from BOWLING GREEN, KY UNITED STATE
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: easily installs,first couple hour are slow,after thst u get bout a gallon every 30 mins

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works very well

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/14/2013 from SAN ANTONIO, TX UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: this is my first RO unit that i am using to convert my 125 from freshwater to saltwater. This unit is very compact and the hookup was a breeze. When you first use it the flow will be marginal at best, until the membrane gets broken in. After that, the flow will increase a bit and the water will be clear instead of having a yellow tinge. Here in south Texas our water is filtered through our aquifer and is very hard to say the least. after using my friends TDS meter, i am happy to say that the number was near zero from the 300 range. For the price you cant beat this little unit. I highly recommend it!

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RO Must Have

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 8/7/2013 from INGLEWOOD, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: These days with all of the Ammonium, Chlorine and other additives that are being added to Tap Water RO/DI is no longer a choice for most hobbyist and this RO Buddie is a great intro into water preparation. I do not agree with the Chemical treatment solutions for water changes. RO/DI is a much safer, practical alternative to removing all impurities for tap water.

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