Aquatic Life RO Buddie Three Stage Osmosis System

By Aquatic Life
Rated 3.5833 out of 5 stars
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$81.99Chewy Price
$104.99Chewy Price

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About This Item

  • Efficiently and effectively removes harmful substances from municipal tap water.
  • Small footprint of this 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” cartridges.
  • 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 included membrane housing wrench makes removing the cap easy.
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Questions & Answers

24 Customer Questions

Will this remove nitrates from water?
Answer by ChewyJun 15, 2021
The rejection rate for Nitrates is around 90%. So not all of the nitrate would be removed, only a large percentage.

does this remove chloramines as well (In research there is a difference, and I know my source contains chloramines).
Answer by ChewyMar 17, 2018
This item does not remove chloramines.

Has anyone tested the water through the RO? What is the conductivity? What is the softness?
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2018
The RO membrane is meant to remove 95% or more of the TDS in the supply water.

Does this filter remove chlorophyll? What's the micron rating? I have a .02 micron filter.
Answer by ChewyMay 04, 2022
Since the RO Buddie is treating potable water, there should be no Chlorophyll to remove. The RO Buddie only treats the water used in the aquarium. It does not treat the water in the aquarium already.

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Rated 3.5833 out of 5 stars
12 Reviews
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12 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Tanner on Oct 8, 2021

Good for the money. Perfect starter unit

This RO unit is the perfect filter for someone who has never owned one before and doesn't want to spend the money on a larger more expensive filter. You'll get low TDS and see results in healthier livestock.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dbm1 on Jun 19, 2021

Aquatic Life RO Buddie

Easy to set up and easy to use, the Aquatic Life RO Buddie delivers clean pure water to my aquarium.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By jazz on Mar 13, 2021

Not worth it

Doesn't change water ph. Local water is high ph this doesn't lower it in the slightest.. seems more like a Britain filter than RO

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By LeeHilton on Feb 8, 2020

Good product

Have had it for about 4+ minths now and it works good. Uses a lot of water, its slow to fill and our water here isn't great. Its hooked right up to a sink and goes right into the tank of choice thou. It was easy to hook up, wasn't broke, and doesn't leak. Had a small leak at first but that was due to the sink, and if you try to pull the line too tight it can cause a leak. Both were easy fixes.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on Apr 28, 2020

RO water for frogs

The system is pretty easy to assemble using the on line video, though written instructions are poor. I had it working in 20 mins.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jskejej on Jul 14, 2020

Don't buy cheap junk

Fresh out of the box never before been used and broken

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Newfishguy on Dec 2, 2019

Unhappy about this product!

The slide in water connections leak, the top 90 degree fitting broke! Not chewy fault, just not good quality built product. Wasted alot of water using this system!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Chris on Apr 6, 2018

It broke before I could even follow the included instructions

(Kudos to geez was the shipping fast!) as soon as I took this filter out of the box and read the included setup instructions and began the initial flushing process. Once I unscrewed the cap of the membrane housing lid and placed the membrane in to flush and the tiny 90 degree elbow came partially unseated and now water is leaking all over the place.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Discusman on Feb 21, 2018

Great product

I was going to get one of the high dollar systems, but thought I would give this one a try, could not beat the price and I’m glad I went with this one instead. Saved a ton and it works great!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LostInReefing on Feb 11, 2018

Little guy packs a punch

This little dude is very good simple install and does what it says It will