Ice Cap or BRS or AquaticLife?

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So I'm kind of stuck, been doing some research and seeing what I can get with my budget.

Anyone use this ICECAP 100GPD RO/DI SYSTEM? I'm leaning towards this one due to no tax vs BRS which will cost me a bit more. I was also looking at the aquatic life buddy one from amazon. This will be mainly used to do water changes for a 40gallon tank, 5gallon bi-weekly.
 
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I think Icecap makes good products, but I went with BRS.
 

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I think Icecap is the cream o’ the crop, so you can’t go wrong with it. Have you watched BRS video on RO/DI units?
 

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+1 BRS - they're expandable, will pay for itself in months and BRS has sales multiple times a year & are covered by a limited Lifetime warranty.

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Brs, the aquatic life buddy and twist in are trash. Your base water will only be as good as your saltwater. I lost over $10,000 in coral from a bad cheap rodi aka the aquatic life twist in. I now run the BRS 7 stage 200GPD with booster pump with no issues. I have tds in my city water around 350 tds but a good quality RODI is not something to mess around with and will solve many problems. BRS or spectra pure are the best IMO. Also test your tap water with a TDS to see how many TDS you have. Your finished water will need to be absolutely 0 TDS!! Not 1 or 2 TDS. You’ll never know what that TDS is so why take a chance.
 
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Brs, the aquatic life buddy and twist in are trash. Your base water will only be as good as your saltwater. I lost over $10,000 in coral from a bad cheap rodi aka the aquatic life twist in. I now run the BRS 7 stage 200GPD with booster pump with no issues. I have tds in my city water around 350 tds but a good quality RODI is not something to mess around with and will solve many problems. BRS or spectra pure are the best IMO. Also test your tap water with a TDS to see how many TDS you have. Your finished water will need to be absolutely 0 TDS!! Not 1 or 2 TDS. You’ll never know what that TDS is so why take a chance.
Dang, I was so close to getting that =/ I figured for a small tank and I don't plan to go any bigger that the unit would suffice. But I guess ill pass on that.
 
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Dang, I was so close to getting that =/ I figured for a small tank and I don't plan to go any bigger that the unit would suffice. But I guess ill pass on that.
It does suffice for many people including myself. It all depends on what your needs are and what your source water is.
 
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It does suffice for many people including myself. It all depends on what your needs are and what your source water is.
I just ordered a tds meter, maybe I'll get a better idea after testing my water.

The plan is just top off and biweekly 5 gallon water changes. No plans to upgrade at all due to limited space. Tank will be mainly anemones and softies. 5 fish at most.
 

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I just ordered a tds meter, maybe I'll get a better idea after testing my water.

The plan is just top off and biweekly 5 gallon water changes. No plans to upgrade at all due to limited space. Tank will be mainly anemones and softies. 5 fish at most.
I ran mine for a small tank too Biocube 29. Blew through filters with it as well. Not much to that unit. Even look for a used high quality unit if on a budget.
 

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