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Old 07-17-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Auto doser opinions

I am considering getting a doser for my 110 reef tank. Tank is about a year old and tired of manually dosing. What dosing system are you guys using? What would you recommend? I am not running a controller of any kind. I do have an ato system but no controller. Any thoughts. Want to dose calcium. Alk. And mag.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Not dosing as I have very few coral and do weekly water changes however I'd like to follow as I will be adding more coral in the near future.

Wouldn't mind seeing people's opinions on dosing against calcium rectors also.

A fried of mine just adds a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda every morning and that keeps all his levels in check. His tank is 1000 litres almost fully loaded with sps
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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I am using aquavitro products. And that's what I intend to dose. I have heard its easier to dose on a smaller scale vs a calcium reactor. Any thoughts? A calcium reactor seems complicated!
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Been considering one, following...
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #5
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You probably get more control dosing with something like kalk that you do running a calcium reactor. BRS makes a dosing pump, or you can probably just add it into your ATO water if you use one (just keep an eye on your levels to make sure they don't skyrocket).
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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Does anyone here use an auto doser?
I do. I dose calcium, alk and magnesium.

Reefdosingpumps.com

They sell refurbished medical dosers. Much better than the dosers you buy for fish tanks IMO.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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I looked those up. Thanks for the info. Will these pumps only dose 2 products?
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Yes, they have a dual channel, but not a three.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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I have the brs dual dosing pumps and they work great ...No problems as of yet six months into it with um..
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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Why does everything in this hobby cost a darn fortune!!!! ?? Ever figured cost per gallon?? Ha
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