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Aquatic Life RO Buddie Four Stage Osmosis System, 50-gal

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Description

Enjoy unbelievable function in the compact design of the Aquatic Life RO Buddie Four Stage Osmosis System. Designed to provide a reliable source of economical filtered water, this system is available in a 50-gallon size to meet your aquarium needs. Using a membrane filter cartridge in conjunction with carbon and sediment cartridges, it works to effectively and efficiently remove harmful substances from municipal water—including heavy metal ions, dissolved solids, chlorine, and particulate matter—making it safe and suitable for your vibrant fish. It also includes the mixed bed resin cartridge, which removes the remaining total dissolved solids from the water, with a color-changing resin that makes it easy to see when it’s time to change.

Key Benefits
  • Sediment and carbon cartridges are up front and easy to replace; membrane housing accepts standard 11 3/4-inch cartridges.
  • Also includes the mixed bed resin cartridge, which removes the remaining total dissolved solids from the water.
  • Small footprint of this unit makes it easy to place under cabinets or in limited spaces.
  • Faucet adapter makes it easy to connect to standard garden hoses and comes with 20 feet of tubing to plumb.
  • Included mounting brackets keep the unit secure and including membrane housing wrench makes removing the cap easy.
What's Included

4 stage osmosis system, faucet adapter, membrane housing wrench, mounting brackets and 20 feet of tubing.

Precautions

DO NOT leave the RO Buddie unattended during use. Use care not to over tighten the threaded connections – in particular the elbow connections.

Compatible Products

Keep your system flowing smoothly with Aquatic Life filter cartridges.

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  • Item Number
    118959
  • Weight
    3.6 pounds
  • Aquarium Type

    Freshwater, Saltwater

Instructions
  • The RO Buddie should only be connected to a cold water supply. The optimal water temperature is 77°F. Using other water temperatures will diminish the effectiveness of the filtration and can accelerate degradation of the membrane.
Warranty

1-Year Limited Warranty.

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Customer Reviews
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  • Great product

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    Got this deliverd super fast thanks Chewy! Set up was a breeze the online video is helpful with setting up the system. Got the unit mounted and started to make RO DI water in under 90 minutes. Does what it claims and I’m excited about this unit.

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  • Aquatic Life RO+DI

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    This is a great little system if you're not in a big hurry for water. Thanks to Aquatic Life for adding the DI filter. Everywhere I read about the Aquatic Life DI filter says it changes from Blue to Amber as its depleting. The filter I received is changing from Black to Amber???? This system is really easy to set up. Thanks to Chewy.com for the great pricing! Cheaper to buy an entire brand new unit then it is to buy the replacement filters. I plan to add a second DI filter to the system though. Comes with about 20ft of white tubing. If you can see the picture I posted, I only used about 8 in of the white tubing. I prefer to use different colored tubing for my connections so I know what's what This is a great little system if you're not in a big hurry for water. Thanks to Aquatic Life for adding the DI filter. Everywhere I read about the Aquatic Life DI filter says it changes from Blue to Amber as its depleting. The filter I received is changing from Black to Amber???? This system is really easy to set up. Thanks to Chewy.com for the great pricing! Cheaper to buy an entire brand new unit then it is to buy the replacement filters. I plan to add a second DI filter to the system though. Comes with about 20ft of white tubing. If you can see the picture I posted, I only used about 8 in of the white tubing. I prefer to use different colored tubing for my connections so I know what's what. … more

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  • Great RODI System

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    For the price, this is a great RODI system. The DI resin does deplete rather quickly, but that is to be expected. The DI cartridge is refillable. After producing about 25 gallons of RO water, all the blue resin has turned yellow (will turn white when fully depleted). Even still, my water measures 2 TDS with depleted DI resin (my water out of the tap measure 380-400 TDS and the water after the RO membrane and before the DI cartridge measures 8-10 TDS). What I do recommend is to also purchase the RO Buddie booster pump (not available here). While it is a bit on the pricey side (~$120), it does cut down on the wastewater considerably and makes the RO system perform more efficiently. Without For the price, this is a great RODI system. The DI resin does deplete rather quickly, but that is to be expected. The DI cartridge is refillable. After producing about 25 gallons of RO water, all the blue resin has turned yellow (will turn white when fully depleted). Even still, my water measures 2 TDS with depleted DI resin (my water out of the tap measure 380-400 TDS and the water after the RO membrane and before the DI cartridge measures 8-10 TDS). What I do recommend is to also purchase the RO Buddie booster pump (not available here). While it is a bit on the pricey side (~$120), it does cut down on the wastewater considerably and makes the RO system perform more efficiently. Without the booster pump, the expected wastewater ratio is 4:1 (4 gallons of wastewater to every gallon of clean RO water). Warmer water will also filter more efficiently in the filter, so I attach it to the sink tap and add some hot water to have the water filter in at around 88-90 degrees. With the booster pump, my waster water ratio is around 1.5:1 to 2:1 and I can filter five 5 gallon buckets of clean water (25 gallons) in less than 4 hours. … more

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  • Just got it

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    Went together very easily. Quality constuction. Good attention to detail.(even included the razor blade to cut the tubing as they direct.) Nice to have the 20 ft. of 1/4" ro tubing included. Makes set up and start up a breeze. Just follow the full color instruction manual.

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  • Set back leaking at bottom.

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    I got this in great time and packaging was good. Watched the video step by step and it is leaking at the bottom.

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  • Works great for small jobs.

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    I live out in the country and my well water isn't that great for fish. I recommend this if you have a smaller tank or low demand for water. Bigger tanks or several tanks will take you ages to get enough water. The resin cartridge didn't last as long as I would have liked, tho I contribute most of that to 1) I have well water and 2) I have a high demand for water with all my tanks.

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  • Very satisfied

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    I’ve had this unit about 4 months and I love it. I have the four stage that gets me down to zero tds.

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  • Awesome RO/DO System

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    This simple, elegant, easy to install system will have you generating RO/DI water in no time. Instructions are super easy to follow. The entire system only takes up a small space on your wall. This is a no brainer for anyone who is an aquarium enthusiast!

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  • Absolutely wonderful!

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    This system works as the title says, absolutely wonderful! I use this system for my ornamental shrimp hobby. It takes my 300 TDS city water down to 0 TDS. The DI cartridge did deplete rather quickly (after 50-60 gallons of RO/DI) but is likely caused my high TDS tap water. Though, the great thing about this product is that the DI cartridge has a screw off top which allows you to refill the DI resin. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to an expensive RO/DI system then this is the way to go!

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  • Works Great

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    We tested the water and are pleased to say, the RO Buddie is an excellent buy and does everything it claims. Shipping was fast. We ordered early Friday morning and received it on Saturday. Customer service was very helpful and friendly. We are very pleased :-)

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