RO/DI Pre-Filter comparison.

I will be placing a filter comparison here for many different types and brands of Sediment, Carbon, and De-ionization filters here. The filters included here will be the universal size 10" filters that are commonly used in the RO/DI system as prefilters.

This will include some information that I receive from some major and minor websites as well as manufacturers and will hopefully include some local places where you can get them along with price information.

I by no means make any claims about the information included but hope to have it be as accurate as possible. If you would like to have your product included in this list I will be adding a contact form shortly so that you can submit your information to me. I will also be doing some reviews of equipment that I have and if you have a product that you would like me to take a look at you will also be able to contact me.  I also do not endorse the use of one filter brand or site over another.

 

The information compiled below is not to be copied, used, or retransmitted without my consent.  I have spent Many hours of time to compile the information, you may reference it but I expect that a link to this page will be put in place. 

 

Brand Model Number Flow Rate Service Cycle  (Gallons) Type Reduction Claimed Cost Shipping Location Notes Other notes
GE Many Available No info yet No info yet No info yet No info yet No info yet Local Purchase Home depot Home depot is a distributor of GE Filters Have requested detailed information, waiting for a response and will update when available.  Will also research as much info as possible.
Whirlpool WHKF-WHSW unknown unknown Sediment 5 Micron 8.27 Local Purchase Lowes String wound 2 pack  
Whirlpool WHKF-GD05 unknown unknown Sediment unknown 13.62 Local Purchase Lowes Spun and groved 2 pack Will be attempting to request info and research as much info as possible.
Whirlpool WHKF-WHPL unknown unknown, 3 Months Sediment 20 Micron 7.33 Local Purchase Lowes Pleated 2 pack  
Whirlpool WHERPF unknown unknown Sediment and Carbon Set unknown 27.87 Local Purchase Lowes 3 pack two carbon one sediment Will be attempting to request info and research as much info as possible.
Whirlpool WHKF-DB2 0.5gpm 400 Gallons Sediment unknown 26.97 Local Purchase Lowes   Will be attempting to request info and research as much info as possible.
Whirlpool 149010 0.5gpm 3 months Carbon 2 Microns 10.77 Local Purchase Lowes 2 Pack  
Dupont Many Available No info yet No info yet No info yet No info yet No info yet Local Purchase Wal-Mart Wal-Mart is a distributor of Dupont filters Have requested detailed information, waiting for a response and will update when available.  Will also research as much info as possible.
AWI POWERSTATION unknown Not Listed Sediment only 1, 5 or 10 micron 2.95 6.95 www.airwaterice.com 1 Micron $3.95
5 Micron $2.95
10 Micron $2.95
Lots of filters pumps and other aquarium hobby products.
Gem GEM10 unknown 9000 Gallons Carbon Block 1, 5 or 10 micron 9.95 9.45 www.airwaterice.com 1 Micron $12.95
5 Micron $9.95
10 Micron $9.95
Lots of filters pumps and other aquarium hobby products.

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AWI CATALYTICCARBONCAR unknown Not Listed Catalytic Carbon Cartridge unrated 16.95 6.95 www.airwaterice.com Re-fillable style media housing with Centaur Catalytic carbon from Calgon Lots of filters pumps and other aquarium hobby products.
AWI DICC unknown Color Change De-ionization unrated 19.95 9.45 www.airwaterice.com Re-fillable style media housing with mixed bed De-ionization resin Lots of filters pumps and other aquarium hobby products.
Pentek W5CIP 5gpm 5000 Gallons Water filter 5 micron $6.10 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Features carbon-impregnated cellulose which reduces chlorine,odor and bad taste as well as extra fine dirt, rust, sand and scale particles Tons of filters and systems
Pentek W25P                        5gpm 16000 Gallons Water filter 25 micron $3.50 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Resist chemical and bacteria attack Tons of filters and systems
Pentek W30W                        10gpm 16000 Gallons Water filter 30 micron $3.50 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Reduces sand, rust, scale particles, dirt and silt Tons of filters and systems
Pentek W5W                         10gpm 12000 Gallons Water filter 10 micron $3.60 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Reduces extra fine sand, dirt, silt, rust and scale particles Tons of filters and systems
Pentek PS20-10C 5gpm Not Listed Sediment Filter 20 micron $3.35 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Superior chemical resistance and effective sediment filter in industrial water filter applications Tons of filters and systems
Pentek  R30 10gpm Not Listed Water filter 30 micron $6.99 $5.95 www.filterfast.com High dirt-holding capacity Tons of filters and systems
Ametek RFC-BB WRC25HD 2gpm 35000 Gallons Water filter 25 micron $29.99 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Heavy Duty Radial Flow Carbon Filter Tons of filters and systems
Pentek  P5-20 10gpm Not Listed Water filter 5 micron $7.30 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Removes extra fine sand, dirt, silt, rust and scale particles and will resist chemical and bacterial attack Tons of filters and systems

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OmniFilter TO1-SS24-01 and TO1-SS24-02 5gpm 15000 Gallons Water filter 5 micron $6.89 $5.95 www.filterfast.com   Tons of filters and systems
Liquatec SDF-25-2010 10gpm Not Listed Sediment Filter 10 micron $4.85 $5.95 www.filterfast.com High chemical resistance and features four layers of sediment depth filtration including ourside-in flow and step by step micron rating Tons of filters and systems
Pentek PD-25-934 2gpm   Water filter 25 micron $4.60 $5.95 www.filterfast.com Reduces extra fine sand, dirt, silt, rust and scale particles Tons of filters and systems
kleenwater PWF2410CB 1gpm 5000 Gallons Carbon Block 5 micron $6.49 $6.95 www.kleenwater.com Reduces Chlorine/chloramines, VOCs, pesticides and taste/odor contaminants  
kleenwater 32-250-125-975 2gpm 6000 Gallons Carbon Block 5 micron $7.49 $6.95 www.kleenwater.com Chlorine Taste and Odor Reduction  
kleenwater 01-250-125-975 2gpm 20000 Gallons Carbon Block 0.6 micron $11.99 $6.95 www.kleenwater.com Impressive VOC removal capacity such as toluene and chloroform  
kleenwater 06-250-125-975 2gpm Not Listed Carbon Block 0.5 micron $17.95 $6.95 www.kleenwater.com Provides cyst removal such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  The turbidity reduction even allows for asbestos removal  
kleenwater PWF2510LR 1gpm 1500 Gallons Carbon Block 1 micron $12.95 $6.95 www.kleenwater.com Provides cyst removal such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  The turbidity reduction even allows for asbestos removal  
kleenwater PWF4510G 20gpm Not Listed Sediment unknown $9.95 $6.95 www.kleenwater.com Contains two distinct micron layers which allows the exterior to capture larger particles and progressively finer particles are captured towards the cartridge inner core 5 micron $9.99                     20 micron $9.99                   50 micron $9.95  
Kent Marine Not Listed unknown unknown Carbon Block 0.5 Micron 16.99 6.99 www.marinedepot.com

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Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
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Kent Marine Not Listed unknown unknown Carbon Block 5 Micron 12.99 6.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
Not Listed Not Listed unknown unknown Sediment 0.5 Micron 14.99 6.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
Microtec Not Listed unknown unknown Sediment 1 micron 4.99 6.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
SpectraPure Zeta-Zorb unknown unknown Sediment 0.2 micron 29.99 6.99 www.marinedepot.com

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Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
SpectraPure MaxCap unknown unknown De-ionization De-ionization resin 34.99 7.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

  Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
SpectraPure SilicaBuster unknown unknown De-ionization De-ionization resin 24.99 7.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

MultiLayer Mixed Bed Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
SpectraPure SilicaBuster-Color indicating unknown unknown De-ionization De-ionization resin 24.99 7.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Mixed Bed Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
Not Listed Not Listed unknown unknown De-ionization De-ionization resin 27.99 7.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
Not Listed Not Listed, Color indicating unknown unknown De-ionization De-ionization resin 27.99 7.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.
Kent Marine Hi-S unknown unknown De-ionization De-ionization resin 44.99 7.99 www.marinedepot.com

www.petstore.com

Listed for Kent Maine, Captive Purity and SpectraPure systems Lots of aquarium supplies and pets supplies.

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Melev's Reef -- unknown Prefilter Set unknown Gallons unknown -- 6 months Sediment and carbon block set 5 micron Sediment, 10 micron Carbon Block $25.00 $8.50 www.melevsreef.com Includes 1 sediment prefilter and 2 carbon filters Sells reef ready RO/DI units, RO membranes, DI cartridges
Melev's Reef -- unknown De-ionization unknown Color Change De-ionization De-ionization resin $30.00 $8.50 www.melevsreef.com Also sold with prefilters 55.00 plus shipping Sells reef ready RO/DI units, RO membranes, DI cartridges
Pentek C-1 1gpm 2500 Gallons Carbon Block 5 Micron 7.49 UPS by weight and location www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek C8 1gpm 5000 Gallons Carbon Block 1 Micron 12.99 UPS by weight and location www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek CBC-10 1gpm 20000 Gallons Carbon Block with Cyst removal 0.5 Micron 13.99 UPS shipping by weight and location www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek CBR2-10 1gpm 20000 Gallons, 600 Gallons VOC, 500 Gallons MTBE Carbon Block with Cyst removal, also removes VOC's,  MTBE and Lead 0.5 Micron 17.99 UPS by weight and location www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek CBR2-10R 0.6gpm Flow restriceted 20000 Gallons, 600 Gallons VOC, 500 Gallons MTBE, 2000 Gallons Lead Carbon Block with Cyst removal, also removes VOC's,  MTBE and Lead 0.5 Micron 18.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net A flow restrictor is installed limiting it to 0.6gpm Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek CC-10 1gpm 7500 Gallons Coconut Carbon drinking water filter 20 Micron 11.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Carbon is water washed coconut based Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek CCBC-11 1gpm 20000 Gallons Coconut Carbon water filter 1 Micron 15.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Carbon is water washed coconut based Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek GAC-10 1gpm 5000 Gallons Drinking water filter Chlorine only 9.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Granular Activated Carbon.  Run a 20 Micron or better filter after this one. Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location

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Pentek CEP-10E 1gpm 5000 Gallons Carbon Block 5 Micron 8.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Carbon is acid washed coconut based Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek EP-10 1gpm 6000 Gallons Carbon Block 5 Micron 11.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek EPM-10 1gpm 3000 Gallons Carbon Block 10 Micron 9.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek FLOPLUS-10 1gpm 10000 Gallons Carbon Block 0.5 Micron 18.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net   Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek NCP-10 1gpm 225 gallons Carbon Block 10 Micron 7.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Carbon impregnated pleated polyester filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek TSGAC-10 1gpm 2000 Gallons Carbon and Phosphate Filter Chlorine and Phosphate Only 19.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Granular Activated Carbon; Hexametaphosphate Crystal Filter.  Use a 20 Micron or better filter after Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek CW-50 10gpm unknown Sediment 50 Micron 4.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Polypropylene fiber cord wound filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek WP5 10gpm unknown Sediment 5 Micron 6.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Polypropylene fiber cord wound filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek WP30 10gpm unknown Sediment 30 Micron 6.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Polypropylene fiber cord wound filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek ECP1-10 10gpm unknown Sediment 1 Micron 7.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Pleated cellulose polyester filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location

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Pentek ECP5-10 10gpm unknown Sediment 5 Micron 7.49 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Pleated cellulose polyester filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek ECP20-10 10gpm unknown Sediment 20 Micron 7.49 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Pleated cellulose polyester filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek P1 10gpm unknown Sediment 1 Micron 6.49 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Spun polypropylene Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek P5 10gpm unknown Sediment 5 Micron 4.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Spun polypropylene Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek P25 10gpm unknown Sediment 25 Micron 5.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Spun polypropylene Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek R30 10gpm unknown -- Reuseable Sediment 30 Micron 9.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Non-Woven pleated polyester, reuseable Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek R50 10gpm unknown -- Reuseable Sediment 50 Micron 9.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Non-Woven pleated polyester, reuseable Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location
Pentek S1 12gpm unknown Sediment 20 Micron 7.99 UPS by weight and location.   www.waterfilters.net Pleated cellulose filter Lots of filters and systems.  UPS shipping by weight and location

 

 

The information compiled above is not to be copied, used, or retransmitted without my consent.  I have spent Many hours of time to compile the information, you may reference it but I expect that a link to this page will be put in place.